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High Pressure Piston Pump

High Pressure Piston Pump

High Pressure Piston Pump

Hello, I have a high pressure piston pump that will run LNG at 310 barg and -150°C with an inlet pressure of 7 barg. I was told that at slow speeds it would cavitate. I don't see why slow speeds would cause cavitation as slowing a normal pump down is one of the ways we solve cavitation in other pumps. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

RE: High Pressure Piston Pump

Heat leakage through the insulation becomes a problem causing boiling of the LNG at lower flow rates.

RE: High Pressure Piston Pump

In general, piston pumps have high acceleration head requirements and depend on good pulsation suppression on the suction (and discharge) side to work well.
I would selecting a good triplex (at least) plunger for LNG if it is operating close to bubble point. Minimise dependence on pulsation attenuation with pulsation dampeners.

RE: High Pressure Piston Pump

Doesn't seem right but would need more information. Also you need to go back to the source of this information and challenge them to explain

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