Welcome to Sundyne’s blog – our goal is to share information (at varying levels of detail) to provide insight on pumps, compressors and the aftermarket parts & services that can help Sundyne’s customers get more out of their process equipment investments.
Electrolyzers use electricity to break water (H2O) into Hydrogen and Oxygen through a process called electrolysis. Most electrolyzers contain a cathode (negative charge), and anode (positive charge) and a membrane. Electricity is applied to the anode and cathode across a proton exchange membrane (PEM), which causes the water (H2O) to split into its component molecules – hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). Most electrolyzer skids feature pumps, vents, storage tanks, a power supply, a separator and other components.
Polypropylene material is commonly used for the manufacturing of automotive components, profiles, fashion apparel, and healthcare devices. Polypropylene is a thermoplastic resin made from the polymerization of propylene. In the production of polypropylene, propylene monomer is subjected to heat and pressure in the presence of a catalyst system. Polymerization conditions, such as temperature, pressure and reactant concentrations, are set by the polymer grade to be produced.
According to Industrial Info Resources (IIR), US refineries in April made more than 1.5 million barrels of diesel fuel each day. As a comparison, approximately 8.5 million barrels of gasoline were refined per day in the US during the same period.
During the pandemic, Shell, Marathon and Phillips-66 closed 11 refineries in the United States. Today, 8 of these 11 plants are being modernized. Some plants will restart traditional operations. Others will be converted to oil export terminals, and more than half of these shuttered plants are being upgraded and converted to process renewables, such as biodiesel and renewable diesel.
Petrochemicals are a specific set of organic chemical compounds that are mainly derived from oil & gas, via hydrocarbon cracking and chemical processing. Petrochemical processing plants are located close to (or integrated within) oil refineries, to take advantage of feedstocks, which are typically ethylene, propylene, methanol, hydrogen and aromatic hydrocarbons. Petrochemical feedstocks are used to generate thousands of polymeric chemicals for industrial and consumer use.
Boilers heat water to make steam. Steam is used to heat buildings (via radiators) and it’s also used to make power via steam turbines. High pressure steam performs the mechanical work that turns steam turbines. Every power plant (from large utilities to smaller co-gen plants in universities, hospitals or industrial buildings) has an optimal steam velocity for its process. Water can flow through piping at velocities of 15 to 25 feet/second – but steam line velocities can range as high as 400 feet/second. The boiler feed pump is the heart of the process, because it keeps water flowing into the boiler, to ensure that steam can be generated in an uninterrupted fashion.
This article identifies areas where Sunflo industrial grade pumps can be deployed, and it also highlights the benefits of using a Sunflo pump in specific areas versus an API-610 pump.
What are the different types of pumps and their industrial applications?
Pumps move liquid (while compressors move gas). Pumps play a critical role in industrial applications, such as manufacturing, food & beverage processing, mining, chemical processing, power generation, and in the energy industries such as oil & gas production and refining.
Hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier. It is one of the most efficient fuels on Earth, with the highest energy content per weight. Hydrogen can be stored for extended periods of time, making it a valuable complement to other renewable sources in the electricity system.
Hydrogen can be produced from almost all energy resources. A color code system identifies the different means:
When it comes to pumps, the term “head” refers to the height a pump will push liquid up into the air. A high-head pump produces more pressure and will push liquid up further – whereas a medium head pump has more flow, but less pressure and therefore will not push the liquid as high.
Low flow high head capability in centrifugal pumps is required in many critical applications in the hydrocarbon, petrochemical, chemical, power generation, gas production, and specialty processing industries.