Pump & Compressor Insights

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.

Sundyne Pumps and Compressors for Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Renewable Diesel Production

Sustainable Aviation Fuel, made from non-petroleum feedstocks, is a drop-in alternative fuel that reduces emissions caused by air transportation.

Pumps for Ammonia Production

Ammonia (NH3) is produced by the catalytic reaction of nitrogen and hydrogen. It can also be found naturally, from the decomposition of plants, animals and animal waste.

Sundyne Hosts Several Training Events to Support Customer Needs

The Sundyne Sales organization recently conducted a series of global sales training meetings to bring our worldwide team of expert sales engineers up to date on the latest product updates and advancements.

Why Sealless Pumps are a Good Choice for Electrolyzers

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.

Propylene Pumps - Everything You Need To Know

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.

Pumps for Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel

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.

What is a Petrochemical Pump?

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.

How Does A Boiler Feed Pump Work?

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.

About Sundyne

Sundyne is the world leader in delivering low-flow, high-head, integrally geared centrifugal pumps and compressors, sealless magnetic drive pumps and diaphragm gas compressors. Sundyne’s precision-engineered, highly reliable, safe & efficient pumps and compressors are used in chemical, petrochemical, hydrocarbon, hydrogen, carbon capture, renewable fuels, power generation and industrial applications. Sundyne pumps and compressors are available in API, ANSI/ASME, ISO, and other industry compliant designs.