The project’s mandate was to install a pump that addressed the safety / reliability risk associated with seal failure and to increase capacity. A canned motor (seal-less) pump was selected to eliminate the concern over seal leaks.
The new pump was installed on an existing, out of service pump foundation to minimize production outage time. Existing electrical and instrumentation cabling was leveraged to minimize TIC. The piping modifications, electrical and instrumentation terminations, and commissioning all took place in a 6-day outage. The canned pump was purchased with a warehouse spare. In the unlikely event of pump breakdown, the sealed pump and motor unit can be changed out in one (1) eight-hour shift.