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Viking Pumps:
For the most critical applications in Petrochemicals

India: A Petrochemicals Hub

India is positioning itself as the world’s refining hub with 4th largest refining capacity in the world. It is also setting up world’s largest refinery cum petrochemical complex in the world by 2022. Along with this government’s policy of setting up PCPIR regions is encouraging investments in Petrochemical complexes. India is also planning to set up petrochemical complexes around all 22 refineries. This has led to a booming petrochemicals’ industry in India.

Challenge faced by customer:

Petrochemical Industries handle chemicals which are highly viscous, abrasive, flammable, corrosive etc. in nature and handling these liquids require heavy-duty pumps especially positive displacements pumps. One such petrochemical player in Tamil Nadu had requirement for reactor polyol transfer application in which the service liquid was a mixture of polyol with mixture of peroxide. The sticky nature of the polyol with around 5000 centimole viscosity made it difficult to transfer the liquid. The Customer was previously using twin screw pumps for handling this fluid and in spite of double mechanical seal design they were facing constant seal failure issues. Due to this there was high maintenance as the cost of replacing double mechanical seal in twin screw pumps is very high. The opening & cleaning of twin screw pump is also difficult due to two shafts being present which increased the downtime.

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