API 610 Pumps: Assets for long-lasting decades

Ramirez Mata, Agustin

Centrifugal pumps utilized in heaviest duty environments are usually prescribed as API 610/ISO 13709. Since the first edition of their standard released in early 50’s last century, we are now reaching its 12th edition. The way to choose the pumps types is giving the possibility to have long life cycles, with maximum reliability and safety, preserving the environment even in the most stringent conditions. As substantial part of the technicalities is the way to proceed in the pump selection for current process conditions were we could identify specific filters to provide the longest lasting solution. Reliability over efficiency is one of the characteristics of such a kind of pumps selection. Consistency of the standards are frequently measured by the selection of vertical or horizontal mo