Sundyne Sponsors the UOP/Honeywell 2023 HF Alkylation User’s Symposium in Colorado Springs, June 26-29

Sundyne will Present a Technical Paper describing how its HMD Kontro Sealless Magnetic Drive Pumps Uniquely Address Safety, Reliability & Complete Fluid Containment Required for Hydrofluoric Acid Alkylation Applications


Colorado Springs, CO – June 19th, 2023Sundyne, a global leader in the design and manufacture of pumps and compressors, today announced that it is sponsoring the Honeywell UOP 2023 HF Alkylation User’s Symposium, taking place June 26-29 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.

At the conference, Sundyne’s Jason Fouraker will present a technical paper entitled: “Approved Magnetic Drive Pumps in HF Acid Service.”  This session codifies lessons learned since 1992, when a refinery in Australia deployed an HMD Kontro sealless magnetic drive pump for HF Alkylation – which remains in service today.  The session will discuss Sundyne/HMD’s innovative approach to addressing the industry-wide issues associated with casting failures for pumps handling Hydrofluoric Acid.  It will provide details on HMD’s unique solution using alternative alloy materials combined with a new validation method of Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) for the pump casing.

In addition to outlining UOP accepted minimum design requirements for HF Alkylation service, this session will also cover how Sundyne has developed this newly accepted proprietary production process that dramatically increases pump reliability and most importantly, increases safety for personnel in HF Alkylation facilities.

Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) Alkylation is a refining process that mixes hydrocarbons from a fluidized catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) with a hydrofluoric acid catalyst, to make high octane gasoline.  For decades, HF Alkylation units have been particularly vulnerable to corrosion, because HF acid by its nature seeks out and attacks imperfections in cast components, leading to pump failures and product leakage.

“We’ve spent almost 10 years working with UOP to demonstrate and to validate our proprietary pumping solution to safely & reliably handle hydrofluoric acid,” said Sundyne’s Jason Fouraker.  “At the summit, we’ll talk in greater detail about Sundyne/HMD’s unique liquid contact materials, and our NDE & testing plan that’s specifically designed for HF Acid. We’ll demonstrate our secondary containment and leak detection solutions, and a handful of key Sundyne personnel will join me at the event to help attendees understand the best ways to address their HF Alkylation pumping challenges.”

To learn more about how HMD’s sealless pumps are used in HF Acid Service, please complete the HF Alkylation inquiry form or download literature from  To arrange a meeting with the Sundyne team to discuss HF Alkylation pumping challenges, please contact:

About Sundyne:
Headquartered in Arvada, Colorado with operations and presence in Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia, Japan and China, Sundyne is a global manufacturer of precision-engineered, highly reliable, safe and efficient centrifugal pumps and compressors for use in chemical, petrochemical, hydrocarbon, hydrogen, pharmaceutical, power generation and industrial applications.  Sundyne is the world leader in delivering low-flow, high-head integrally geared centrifugal pumps and compressors, safe and leakage-free sealless magnetic drive centrifugal pumps and diaphragm compressors.  Sundyne pumps and compressors are available in API, ANSI/ASME, ISO and other industry compliant designs.  To learn more about the Sundyne family of precision-engineered pumps and compressors, please visit

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.