Efficient LPG Handling: From Compression to Transfer with High-Performance Equipment
LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is a versatile fluid that requires careful handling at all stages. The responsibility for efficient LPG handling rests on the pump that displaces the liquid efficiently. The first step is compression, second step is storage, third step is transfer. With the help of a superior LPG –specialist pump that is equipped with an LPG compressor, industries can optimise each step and yield maximum efficiency.
  • Step 1: Compression- In this phase, the LPG is compressed into gaseous form. Since, gases have an extremely high compression capacity, LPG is easy to store, handle and transport in its compressed form. Because LPG compression requires a lot of energy, industries prefer pumps that reduce energy waste while also lowering operating costs.
  • Step 2: Storage: Compressed LPG is stored in large containers or in specially built tanks. Ammonia, one of the gases that is generated as a byproduct of LPG, also needs to be compressed, stored, and transported. A pump with a superior ammonia compressor keeps this gas stable and safe. An advanced storage and transportation system minimises the loss of LPG or ammonia by means of evaporation, leakage, and overpressure.
  • Step 3: Transportation – This is the final stage before the LPG reaches the end users—the households or industries. Large storage tanks and smaller distribution tanks are preferred by industries. In the domestic arena, small cylinders are preferred. In LPG Bottling plants, the compressed LPG is stored in bulk and put into bottles for storage. A nearby storage area often serves as the source. Giant LPG pipelines are also used to import LPG in bulk quantities. Refineries and LPG dealers usually prefer pumps that are designed for higher unloading efficiency. A robust pump with an advanced unloading compressor eliminates the higher unloading time of compressed gases, minimises the utility of power and water consumption in all stages, and also does not require heavy maintenance, thereby proving themselves to be highly cost- effective solutions for refineries and industries.
The sliding vane pump manufactured and distributed by IDEX is used extensively in the LPG, and refined fuel industries. These pumps have sliding vanes that self-adjust to yield better efficiency. Parts of this superior range of pumps, like- rotor, cam, slide plates, seals and bearings are easy to monitor and even replace, as the parts can be accessed by simply removing the top cover. World –class features of the core vane pump are – sliding vane, positive displacement, composite vanes and drives, reversible side plates, flow range of 1 to 400 gpm, maximum differential pressure of 150 psi, 2 to 25 driver range. 400 to 800 RPM PTO range, NTP/ ANSI connections. These pumps are easy to maintain and are highly reliable. There is another reason why this LPG pump is preferred by most oil and gas industries. The reason for this is that IDEX vane pumps come with a variety of drive options, including magnetic drive, hydraulic drive, gear reduction, belt drive, and a wide range of vapour pressures. The CORKEN compressor along with other accessories for LPG is used extensively in utility, transport, and marine applications. For LPG transfers, this compressor ensures the highest quality as well as the best customer –service standards. Corken is known for offering a wide variety of compressor solutions that are used in different stages of handling LPG, ammonia and other highly volatile petroleum gases. Croken also offers custom engineered solutions designed by its engineers and industry experts. It delivers customized pumps, compressors and accessories in case the standard mountings fail to fit the applications of a particular industrial plant. The team of experts at Corken is also open to building mounts on an existing structure or one from the floor up.