Centrifugal compressor for gaz or supercritical liquids:
In some industrial processes, it is necessary to convey gas or liquids in supercritical phase. In these cases, the fluid requires special pumping constraints.
- PUMPING RESTRICTIONS:
Liquids in supercritical phase or gas cannot be pumped by classical liquid centrifugation. On a classical canned motor pump, the important quantity of gas deactivates the centrifugal impeller and thus the motor circulation. As a consequence, the hydrodynamic bearings often break.
- OPTIMEX SOLUTIONS:
OPTIMEX has developed a specific solution varying from its standard construction to answer to this type of application. In particular, OPTIMEX uses self-lubricated ball bearings instead of slide bearings lubricated by the pumped liquid .
Examples of gas or supercritical liquids:
- Carbone Dioxyde (CO2)
- Sulfur Hexafluorure (SF6)