many processes need high pressure feeds and therefore pumps.  They then result in a high pressure product and rather than wasting the mechanical energy in this product a Recovery Turbine can be used to drive the pump.  Of course the high pressure product isn’t available at startup so an Electric Motor and dual drive is normally used.

Pumps are generally intermediate speed devices often with sensitive shaft systems requiring self supporting encased SSS Clutches.  The recovery turbines  normally need more maintenance than the pump itself so the ability to overhaul the turbine without stopping the pump can be required.  SSS has features to allow this.

Typical Drives:-

  • Amine pumps in fertiliser industry
  • CO2 strippers
  • Diesel Hydrotreater
  • Boiler Feed Pumps
  • Phosphorous
  • Nitric Acid
  • Methanol
  • Hydrogen