May 2021

Valves, Pumps and Turbomachinery

Ensuring safety in dynamic chemical manufacturing environments

As with all industries, chemical manufacturing is evolving in response to technical innovations, new customer requirements and increased global competition.

Knecht, S., ITT Goulds Pumps

As with all industries, chemical manufacturing is evolving in response to technical innovations, new customer requirements and increased global competition. As a result, batch production is becoming more common and specialty chemicals represent a greater percentage of orders. For many manufacturers, greater product diversification and fluctuating demand translates into increased operational complexity, which can have a significant impact on workplace safety. That is because continual shifts in production can put considerable stress on pumping systems that are the heart of every production facility (FIG. 1). FIG. 1. ANSI pumps running in a parallel system.

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