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ITT Introduces Full Compliant Double Suction (BB1) API Pump

    IP Communications | 5/4/2009

    Oil and gas industry professionals now have the option of buying a Goulds pump that is fully compliant with the latest American Petroleum Institute (API) 610 standards, as ITT today announced at the Offshore Technology Conference.

    The Model 3610 is an axially-split, between-bearing (BB1) double suction process pump. It is fully compliant with API 610/ISO 13709 10th Edition standards.

    Designed for operation at high temperatures and pressures, the 3610 pump is rated for a 20-year service life and will provide optimum safety and reliability in a wide range of demanding oil and gas applications. Standout features include:
    • Heavy-duty shafts. Allow for minimum deflection in tough services to increase bearing life and protect the shaft seal.
    • Double suction impeller. Provides longer bearing life by minimizing axial thrust; polished waterways and a fully-machined exterior surface improve efficiency, lowering energy usage.
    • Axially-split heavy-duty casings. Foot-mounted design resists external forces and vibration; the casings contain high pressures and are 100 percent hydrostatically tested. Single craft maintenance allows for minimum downtime, as the upper half of the casing can be removed for inspection or maintenance of the rotating element without disrupting the piping or driver.
    • Labyrinth bearing protection. Now standard on all 3610 pumps, significantly reducing the chance of bearing contamination and greatly improving the mean time between failures.
    • Heavy Duty Thrust Bearing. Duplex 40 degree angular contact standard with ring oil lube.
    • Renewable Casing Wear Rings. API 610/ISO 13709. Positively Locked.
    • Enlarged Seal Chamber. Conforms to API 610/13709 dimensional requirements and allows the use of a wide variety of API 682 compliant cartridge mechanical seals.