Processing Magazine

Centrifugal Pumps for Saltwater Transfer in Oil & Gas Applications

February 23, 2012

Griswold™ Pump Company’s 811 Series ANSI Centrifugal Pumps possess a “speed to market” rate that enables oil-and-gas producers to maximize the production ability of their operations, according to the manufacturer. Griswold 811 Series pumps can be critical components for use in saltwater handling and transfer applications in oil-and-gas recovery. Saltwater is by-product of oil-and-gas production and, as such, needs to be separated during the product-recovery process. The 811 Series pumps are ideal for transferring the collected saltwater out of the well bore and into storage tanks or trucks so that it can be disposed. The 811 Series pumps meet the needs of this oil-and-gas application because they have two times the wear area between the case and impeller when compared to closed impeller designs. The open-impeller design also minimizes concentrated wear by balancing the hydraulic axial thrust load and reducing the stuffing-box pressure. This not only maximizes the pump’s performance, but also simplifies maintenance, extends pump life and reduces repair costs.