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Ruhrpumpen delivers reciprocating plunger pumps to Repsol in Peru

Repsol has commissioned two compact API 674 triplex reciprocating plunger pumps from global pump manufacturer Ruhrpumpen for its La Pampilla Refinery in Peru.

La Pampilla Refinery, operated by Repsol, supplies half of the total demand for petroleum distillate products in Peru.

Intecsa Industrial, the engineering, procurement, and construction company working with Repsol, says it selected Ruhrpumpen for its reputation and ability to deliver against the requirements and timescales.

The API 674 pumps will replace the aging and unreliable equipment used in pumping light cycle oil, one of the products produced during the fluid catalytic cracking reaction.

Space was at a premium in the refinery and delivery was required on a tight deadline.

To meet these demands, Ruhrpumpen designed a compact bespoke arrangement based on its API 674 3rd edition RDP 70 triplex plunger pump using an in-line gearbox and B5-flange mounted motor, which only required a single coupling for ease of alignment.

The pump seal system is configured to ensure minimal leakage, an important consideration for the refinery.

Ruhrpumpen also engineered a front pull-out design, thus giving maintenance teams quick and easy access to the seals without removing the whole head unit.

Simon Watteau, managing director at Ruhrpumpen Reciprocating Plunger Pumps says the company is “delighted” to see its pumps commissioned in La Pampilla Refinery.