Integrating a new reciprocating pump into an existing system

In the past few years, the rising demand to increase efficiency of production plants has initiated many extension and de-bottlenecking projects in the oil and gas industry.

Many of these extension projects require the installation of new machinery into existing plants. Interferences between the new installed and the existing equipment in the plant can lead to very complex problems that require intensive analysis to develop a solution strategy.

The process of installing a new reciprocating water wash pump to replace the capacity of two existing pumps including the troubleshooting process and the difficulties to reach a reliable operation.


This extensive article has been published in CompressorTech2 magazine and is available for download.