October 2017

Trends and Resources

Innovations

At the beginning of 2017, Lewa GmbH commissioned its newly designed process pump testing room.

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

New testing facility for process pumps At the beginning of 2017, Lewa GmbH commissioned its newly designed process pump testing room (FIG. 1). The previous testing facility was outdated, so it was completely refurbished and the technology was modernized. The new testing room can accommodate up to four large process pumps, with a total power consumption of 800 kW (and each separately driven by a variable frequency device). These pumps can be operated and monitored in parallel. In this process, all relevant process and pump data are continuously recorded. This data validates test operation of the machines through endurance testing, and also provides the necessary initial data required for ana

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