November 2005

Special Report: Plant Safety and Environment

Improve process reliability and reduce emissions with sealless pumps

Several successful applications were implemented at this refinery

Koenig, P., Lau, D., Hermetic-Pumpen, GmbH; Zima, G., Slovnaft Refinery

The Slovnaft Refinery in Bratislava, Slovakia is a member of the Hungarian MOL Group and one of the most important refineries in central Europe. It processes approximately 5.5 Mtpy of crude oil, and a wide range of refined products, petrochemicals and plastics for the European Market. To reduce emissions and improve reliability, we installed canned motor pumps in many of our processes. Technical philosophy. Our technical philosophy seeks not only permanent improvement in production, performance and maintenance, but also control and reduction of risks for employees and the environment. This philosophy was applied in the extensive new investment projects realized during the past years, i

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