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Use DuPont™ Vespel® CR-6100 to make hydrofluoric acid pumps last longer

Hydrofluoric acid—also known as HF acid or hydrogen fluoride—is a strong acid found in some refinery alkylation processes along with specialized chemical processes. DuPont™ Vespel® CR-6100 can help hydrofluoric acid pumps last longer. Limitations of traditional...

Use DuPont Vespel CR-6100 in Cryogenic Ethane and Methane Pumps

Ethane and methane are the lightest light hydrocarbons. In liquid form, they are most commonly found at cryogenic temperatures down to -160⁰C. The cryogenic temperatures combined with the low viscosity and flashing nature of the products makes cryogenic ethane,...

Upgrade Your Vertical Multistage LPG Pumps with DuPont™ Vespel® CR-6100

Vertical LPG pumps are a common source of headaches for hydrocarbon processing plants around the world. Shaft bushings wear out, seals fail, and the pump needs to be sent to the shop for overhaul. An upgrade of the wear components to DuPont™ Vespel® CR-6100 can make...

The Lomakin Effect

THE LOMAKIN EFFECT How do the hydraulic forces generated at the wear rings make your pump more reliable? Next time you are working on a pump in your repair shop, consider the role of the wear rings and throttle bushings. They create stabilizing forces in the pump due...