HIGH-CAPACITY LOW- AND HIGH-PRESSURE POL PUMPS.
PITTSBURGH UNIV WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH STAFF
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This Technical Information Report describes the developmental and interrelated high-capacity low-pressure flood and transfer POL pump unit and high-capacity high-pressure POL pump unit. Both units are compatible with Army 12-inch high-pressure welded and low-pressure coupled POL pipeline systems. In order to operate, the high-pressure unit must have the low-pressure unit supply a 40- to 60-psi initial suction pressure. Each pump has a primary power source. As a transfer pump the low-pressure unit is to be installed at tank farms and as a booster pump in ship-to-shore POL pumping operations. The high-pressure unit is to be used at tidewater POL terminals and can be used along 12-inch cross-country pipeline systems. The dimensions and weight of the low-pressure unit have not been determined. The high-pressure unit, which is to weigh no more than 70,000 pounds, is about 32 feet long, 11 feet high, and 8 feet wide. In a multiple booster pump arrangement, 6 of the low-pressure units will do the work that now requires 112 standard 2-stage 8-inch pump units with no increase in the present 8-man operating crew. The low-pressure unit is in the early stages and the high-pressure one in the final stages of development. Author
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