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Pitbull Pneumatic Displacement Pumps Provide a Simple Solution to a Complex Refinery Problem

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Pitbull industrial sump pumps came to the rescue for an Ohio-based oil/gas refinery that was experiencing an unacceptable failure rate with the centrifugal pumps it had been using to empty benzene/rainwater containment areas. Flip through our case study to learn how Pitbull pumps were able to handle the debris, rainwater and benzene that would enter the refinery's sumps.

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Pitbull Pneumatic Displacement Pumps Provide a Simple Solution to a Complex Refinery Problem

  1. 1. Pitbull Pumps 822 Schneider Drive South Elgin, Illinois 60177 Toll Free: (888) 4PITBULL Phone: (847) 214-8988 Fax: (847) 214-8998 Pitbull Pneumatic Pumps: A Simple Solution to a Complex Refinery Problem
  2. 2. Pitbull Pumps 822 Schneider Drive South Elgin, Illinois 60177 Toll Free: (888) 4PITBULL Phone: (847) 214-8988 Fax: (847) 214-8998 Pitbull Pneumatic Pumps: A Simple Solution to a Complex Refinery Problem A Midwest oil/gas refinery was facing some difficult problems concerning the explosion-proof pumps needed to empty its benzene/rainwater containment area: • The pumps needed to be able to handle the debris, rainwater and benzene that could enter the sump • The explosion-proof centrifugal pumps the refinery tried to use had greater failure rates and repair costs than desired
  3. 3. Pitbull Pumps 822 Schneider Drive South Elgin, Illinois 60177 Toll Free: (888) 4PITBULL Phone: (847) 214-8988 Fax: (847) 214-8998 Pitbull Pneumatic Pumps: A Simple Solution to a Complex Refinery Problem Additional issues included: • The initial cost of the explosion-proof centrifugal pumps, which was too high • Recurring float malfunctions that caused the pumps to run when the liquid level in the sump wasn’t high enough and vice versa
  4. 4. Pitbull Pumps 822 Schneider Drive South Elgin, Illinois 60177 Toll Free: (888) 4PITBULL Phone: (847) 214-8988 Fax: (847) 214-8998 Pitbull Pneumatic Pumps: A Simple Solution to a Complex Refinery Problem Pitbull provided a solution to the refinery’s problems by installing 30 all-pneumatic 3” and 4” submersible Pitbull pumps, eliminating the need/extra cost for explosion-proof centrifugal pumps. • Click here for the 3” pump specification sheet • Click here for the 4” pump specification sheet
  5. 5. Pitbull Pumps 822 Schneider Drive South Elgin, Illinois 60177 Toll Free: (888) 4PITBULL Phone: (847) 214-8988 Fax: (847) 214-8998 Pitbull Pneumatic Pumps: A Simple Solution to a Complex Refinery Problem The results have been dramatic: After previously averaging several failures per quarter, there have been no recorded failures or repair costs since the Pitbull pumps were installed 3+ years ago. • The overall cost of the Pitbull pneumatic displacement pumps for the project was almost half of the cost of the explosion- proof centrifugals • Because Pitbull industrial pumps don’t use floats for sensing levels, the float problem was eliminated
  6. 6. Pitbull Pumps 822 Schneider Drive South Elgin, Illinois 60177 Toll Free: (888) 4PITBULL Phone: (847) 214-8988 Fax: (847) 214-8998 Pitbull Pneumatic Pumps: A Simple Solution to a Complex Refinery Problem The customer’s response was clear-cut: “Pitbull pumps have provided a great return on our investment. The lower initial price tag and increased reliability substantially lowered our operating costs. The pumps’ continued high level of performance has convinced us that all-pneumatic sump pumps are the only option for our facility.”
  7. 7. Pitbull Pumps 822 Schneider Drive South Elgin, Illinois 60177 Toll Free: (888) 4PITBULL Phone: (847) 214-8988 Fax: (847) 214-8998 Pitbull Pneumatic Pumps: A Simple Solution to a Complex Refinery Problem Pitbull Industrial Pumps has the right pumping solution for a wide range of industries, including wastewater treatment, chemical processing, metal finishing and steel refining. Contact us today to take advantage of our submersible pump expertise by: • • • Calling (888) 4PITBULL or (847) 214-8988 Emailing sales@pitbullpumps.com or Submitting this simple form The simple design of our air-operated pumps means fewer headaches and lower costs for your operation.

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