Sea water booster pumps - How much water?
As the name suggests, our sea water booster pumps take low-pressure high-volume suction from our sub-pumps or rig supply, and boost its pressure. Our range includes electric, diesel and twin drive diesel/hydraulic pumps in Zone II & Rig-Safe formats.
Sea water is pumped around the rig cooling system and exits via strategically positioned nozzles. These nozzles transform the water into millions of optimal size droplets which refract and scatter the light radiating from the flare. Interestingly, only a tiny proportion of the heat radiation is absorbed into the water sprawy, and the 'cooling effect' is produced almost entirely via light refraction. Consequently there is a direct correlation between the attenuation required and the volume of water needed - more water equals more light (heat) dilution.
Our pumps supply between 2000 and 4000 gallons per minute and the choice we recommend to you will depend on the type and flow rate of the well fluids, the length of the flare boom and type of burner being used... but do't worry, our engineers will work this out for you and assure the safety of your project.
Rigsafe sea water booster pumps
Our Rig-Safe sea water booster pumps are available from 2000 to 4000 gallons per minute.
They are suitable for operating in areas designated as permanently non-hazardous. Designed primarily for well testing support they are provided within approved time frames and containers that conform to DNV 2.7-1 lifting regulations for worldwide industry acceptance.
This range includes a twin drive variant, where the prime mover provides power for both the centrifugal booster pump and the sub-pump. These twin drive units operate the sub-pump independently and require no customary rig electrical tie-in.
Zone II sea water booster pumps
Zone II sea water booster pumps are available from 2000 to 4000 gallons per minute.
For additional safety and where permanently non-hazardous areas cannot be guaranteed, we recommend that Zone II equipment is specified. Similar to our air compressor range, these zone II sea water booster pumps have propriety protection and surface temperatures less than 200 degrees centigrade, minimizing potential sources of ignition.
This range also includes a twin drive variant where the prime mover provides power for both the centrifugal booster pump and sub-pump. These twin drive units operate the sub-pumps independently, requiring no customary rig electrical tie-in.