Blackhawk Technology supplying Neptune pumps for offshore gas platform

Blackhawk Technology is supplying Neptune caisson sump pumps for an offshore gas platform now under construction in the Southern Hemisphere.

Offshore staff

GLEN ELLYN, Illinois -- Blackhawk Technology is supplying Neptune caisson sump pumps for an offshore gas platform now under construction in the Southern Hemisphere.

When fully operational, the joint-venture platform will recover low-pressure gas from established fields. Blackhawk’s positive-displacement Neptune top-head-drive pump jacks were specially built to pump deck drainage that accumulates in the platform’s caisson sump.

With shallow or deep capabilities, the Neptune positive-displacement pump uses an active-recovery process that draws product from a specified depth at a specified rate anywhere between 0 – 11 US gpm (41.6 lpm). In addition, it pumps common deck-wash debris, such as ear plugs, tape and other floating detritus, without fouling. It pumps fluids all the way to the bottom of the piston inlet, generating up to 2.6 Bar (380 psi) pressure, equal to 880 ft (268 m) TDH, the company says.

01/11/2010

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