CIRCOR Highlights Screw Pumps for Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) Boost Applications

CIRCOR International, Inc. announces its new IMO LB6D 3-screw pumps, ideal for use in oil and gas industry lease automatic custody transfer (LACT) applications. Built to last for LACT boost operations, the IMO LB6D pumps are engineered for maximum functional performance and the minimum of operating expenses.
CIRCOR Highlights Screw Pumps for Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) Boost Applications

CIRCOR Highlights Screw Pumps for Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) Boost Applications (Image source: CIRCOR International, Inc.)

“We are excited about this new product introduction,” said Chris Sahlman, CIRCOR vice president and general manager for Pumps Americas. “CIRCOR has a long legacy of providing robust heavy and medium gravity crude oil pipeline pumps with our IMO brand. The LB6D allows us to better serve the market on lighter crudes.”

With IMO LB6D three-screw pumps, LACT system builders and oil drillers have a pump they can rely on despite challenging crude oil viscosities and oil contaminants prevalent in harsh field conditions. The screw pumps offer high-pressure boost advantages, with boost oil pressure better than typical gear pump solutions. They also offer less downtime; new pump technology forms protective closures around contaminants, reducing or eliminating costly maintenance intervals experienced from direct wear on gear pumps. The IMO LB6D Series’ wear resistance increases service life based on competitive laboratory accelerated wear testing.

“Advancements in CIRCOR technology has allowed us to develop a proprietary manufacturing process which extends the mean time between failure,” said Kent Jackson, Sr. product manager. “Our new design greatly reduces our customers’ operating life cycle costs.”

The IMO LB6B pumps feature thoughtful engineering, with surface hardness similar to ceramic in the housing bores and a silicon carbide mechanical seal design for limited distortion.

IMO pumps are available for a very wide range of fluids, with viscosity from 1.5 to more than 100,000 centistoke (cSt) and temperatures ranging from 0 to 500oF. They are offered for flow rates from 2-3,300 gallons per minute and pressures up to 2,500 pounds per square gauge.

More articles on this topic

Airside Water Management: Sulzer Pumps Supporting the Expansion of Frankfurt Airport

17.07.2024 -

Designing new airport terminals is a complex task and involves many engineering disciplines. While the flow of passengers and luggage are obvious areas for optimization, the planning and design of equipment for managing wastewater and rainwater are equally important, even if they are less noticeable. Sulzer has applied its expertise to the new terminal under construction in Frankfurt, Germany, to ensure all the wastewater remains out of sight.

Read more

BPMA Observes Department of Business and Trade’s Extension of CE Marking Recognition

19.02.2024 -

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has taken note of the announcement by Minister Hollinrake regarding the extension of CE marking recognition in the UK market. This significant development, following the Department of Business and Trade’s August 2023 declaration of continued recognition for certain product regulations, prompts reflection and analysis from the BPMA on its implications for the pump sector.

Read more

New Calpeda Website is Online

12.02.2024 -

Today more than ever, at a time when digitalisation and hyper-connection have made the distinction between online and offline anachronistic, Calpeda’s new website represents for a company a fundamental meeting place with its customers and more generally with all its stakeholders. It was with this in mind that they embarked on the project to redesign their website, seeking to create a channel that would tell the story of the Calpeda world and its products while always putting the user experience at the core.

Read more