Booster pumps Booster pumps wfjer (Mechanical) (OP) 9 Jul 13 13:39 For crude oil pumps, usually a booster pump system is also installed. Is there any particular reason for doing so? RE: Booster pumps 1gibson (Mechanical) 9 Jul 13 15:55 Low NPHSA at a tank farm, vertical can booster pump is usually the first step into the pipeline. RE: Booster pumps BigInch (Petroleum) 9 Jul 13 16:29 Pipeline pumps must be located outside the tank farm area, so that other tanks can be emptied to another location in the event of a fire. The separation distance is too far to get sufficient NPSH to the pipeline pumps, exactly as 1gibson said above. Can pumps are best when product vapor pressures are high (hot gasoline, etc.), due to their low NPSH requirements. Horizontal pumps will work for lower vapor pressure products (typically crudes, jet fuels and diesel). Independent events are seldomly independent.