Josh Pepper

Josh Pepper is the Global Product Manager – Screw Pumps for Blackmer®, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, and can be reached at (616) 248-9235 or josh.pepper@psgdover.com. For more information on Blackmer’s full line of pumps and compressors, please go to blackmer.com or call (616) 241-1611.

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When to Consider Screw Pumps in High-Volume Fluid Transfer

By Josh Pepper 2018-11-26 18:12:00

Traditionally, centrifugal pumps have been a first-choice technology that shipbuilders have relied on in high-volume loading/unloading applications, especially in fleets consisting of very large crude carriers (VLCCs) and ultra large crude carriers (ULCCs). However, positive displacement twin- and triple-screw pumps can be a more versatile, reliable and efficient alternative to centrifugal pumps in critical long-haul shipping fluid-transfer operations. The Challenge Generally speaking, the bulk of the fluids that are handled on ships, tankers and barges must be transferred at very...

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