Installed in open lagoons prone to all sorts of unwanted solids, two Landia Chopper Pumps have completed seven years of uninterrupted service at oil refineries in Azerbaijan – without requiring any spare parts whatsoever.
Supplied to leading engineering company KaspianLab Ltd (based in Baku), the DG-I pumps from Landia empty lagoons at state oil refineries, where 20 m³/h (approx.) head is required to pump sludge up to a vibrating screen.
Elmaddin Ahmadov, General Manager at KaspianLab Ltd, commented: “We have been using the Landia pumps since 2011 but we’ve never had to order spare parts. It is a tough application, but everything is perfect. The pumps’ mechanical seals and bearings are clearly built to last. Not a single new bolt or nut has been needed. We are absolutely happy about this”.
Suspended from a crane and pumping through a hose with a length of 20-25m, the Landia Chopper Pumps handle sludge with a viscosity of around 50 cP (centipoise) from the lagoons which have variable depths from 1m to 4m. For more information, visit www.landiaworld.com.