Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas Pumps and Equipment

Centralised wash down units are often used in the Oil & Gas industry to provide high-pressure water to wash down equipment; whether that be on oil rigs, drilling ships or land based operations.  A critical issue to consider is the reliability of the high-pressure pumps used, which need to be suitably robust for this arduous application. 

One advantage of an Oil & Gas designed centralised wash down system, using high-pressure triplex plunger pumps, is that the pump does not suffer the problem of lime scale build up, which is common on pitot type rotary pumps. Another advantage is that they can be easily serviced in-situ, thereby reducing maintenance time and costs.

For centralised wash down systems to be suitable for the Oil & Gas industry, the footprint is imperative. In many cases, access through hatchways and space for the cleaning unit can be an issue, so flexibility to accommodate this within the design is also required.

A tower design, centralised wash down system is an advantageous option, in that the high pressure pumps are located one above the other, within a tower framework, thereby producing a compact small footprint pump/motor package. 


Wash-Saver Pitot Pump Tube Comparison Case Studies

Cat Pumps Wash-Saver pump package has been developed for centralised hygiene and sanitation cleaning systems; using water only when it is required. The Wash-Saver is a fixed, multiple gun/lance pressure wash down system, utilising our high-pressure plunger pumps, in combination with a variable speed controlled motor arrangement.

Two pump styles commonly used in industrial high-pressure cleaning applications include triplex positive displacement pumps and pitot centrifugal pumps.  While both styles produce high flow rates and are rated at high pressures; there are a few differences in the operation and maintenance of each.




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