A Ruhrpumpen reciprocating plunger pump (API 674 3rd edition) RDP 70-55.
A Ruhrpumpen reciprocating plunger pump (API 674 3rd edition) RDP 70-55.

With refinery space at a premium and working to a tight deadline, Ruhrpumpen designed a compact bespoke arrangement based on its API 674 3rd edition RDP 70 triplex plunger pump using an in-line gearbox and B5-flange mounted motor which only required a single coupling for ease of alignment. The pump seal system is configured to ensure minimal leakage, an important consideration for the refinery.

Ruhrpumpen also engineered a front pull-out design giving maintenance teams quick and easy access to the seals without removing the whole head unit.

Commenting on the successful project, Simon Watteau, managing director of the Ruhrpumpen Reciprocating Plunger Pumps business said: “We are delighted to see our pumps commissioned in La Pampilla Refinery. Exploiting our innovative engineering teams and world-class manufacturing facilities to produce these cost-effective high volumetric efficiency plunger pumps to the tight deadline demanded by this project is where our organisation excels and we look forward to working on future projects in other locations around the world with Repsol.”