October 2018, Vol. 245, No. 10

Tech Notes

Sulzer Installs 15 Pump Skids for Pipeline Conversion Project

Large-scale projects typically involve many stakeholders, contractors and suppliers, which can lead to increased complexity and more challenging situations. Delivering such projects on time and within budget requires considerable coordination and management skills, traits that one U.S. energy company needed in order to complete its most recent expansion project. The locations of oil deposits are rarely close to a refinery, so it is necessary to use a series of pumping stations to transport the oil from its source to the facility. The objective of this project was to convert an existing gas pipeline into a crude oil pipeline with a pumping capacity of 320,000 bpd of light crude.  Although t

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