Colfax Fluid Handling is to supply five Allweiler propeller pumps to a chemical plant in Saudi Arabia. The pumps are specially designed for use during the production of explosive materials.
The pumps will be installed at the Sadara chemical complex, which is currently under construction, where they will be used to feed chemical reactors. They have a capacity of 5,040m3/hr and a delivery head of 3m.
Dow Chemical Company will operate the plant once it enters service in collaboration with Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).
'The pumps in this plant must be specifically configured in order to safely handle explosive media in a potentially explosive environment,' Stefan Kleinmann of Allweiler was reported to have said. 'Our extensive knowledge and years of experience in this area were critical in us receiving the order.'