December 2022

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery

Hot oil pump warm-up system best practices and failure case study

Many industries utilize pumps in hot applications, including oil and gas facilities.

Many industries utilize pumps in hot applications, including oil and gas facilities. Pump manufacturers and end users consider the pump warm-up system configuration to be an essential consideration during pump design, manufacturing and commissioning stages. The scope of this article focuses on typical guidelines and best practices for hot applications where warm-up systems are required for proper startup and reliability of the pump. These warm-up systems are designed to bring the pump up to a uniform temperature in a controlled manner before it is started, and to maintain the standby pump at uniform process temperatures to allow for auto-start. However, there is a different train of thought

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