Flowserve Provides Pumps for the DuPont IsoTherming Hydroprocessing Technology


Flowserve Corporation announced an order for newly-developed, custom-engineered, critical service reactor recycle pumps to be used in the new DuPont IsoTherming process. The multi-million dollar order was booked in the second quarter of 2012.

DuPont IsoTherming Hydroprocessing Technology gives petroleum refiners a more economical and flexible means to produce today’s ultra-low-sulfur transportation fuels. The Flowserve pumps are designed to operate at the high pressures and temperatures required in the DuPont IsoTherming process, while also maximizing online availability and providing very high mean time between repair (MTBR) required for un-spared, critical service. The design of the pumps is based on the proven Flowserve model PR reactor recycle pump, which is used worldwide in various residuum oil upgrading processes.

The IsoTherming Hydroprocessing Technology offered by DuPont Sustainable Solutions represents a new market for Flowserve technology. An engineering team from Flowserve worked closely with DuPont for several years to develop a solution that met the technical and commercial needs of the process used for the production of clean fuels.

In addition to the custom-engineered pumps, the order includes the advanced Flowserve Online Assurance Monitoring system which enables the end user to monitor the pump’s health and operating conditions in real time. Utilizing Web-based tools, the Online Assurance Monitoring system is also designed to enable specialized technical experts from Flowserve to continually monitor the pump and assist with remote and on-site maintenance.

“We are extremely proud that DuPont Sustainable Solutions chose the Flowserve reactor recycle pumps and Online Assurance Monitoring system for this application,” said Jim Quain, president, Engineered Pump Operations. “The potential involvement of Flowserve in future applications of the DuPont IsoTherming process represents a new and exciting market for us.”

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