In 1984, Flowserve pioneered the use of high-pressure CO2 pipeline and injection service and later became the first to use dry gas seals in dense phase CO2 process.
Currently, the most economical method of transporting large volumes of CO2 is via pipeline. To make this possible, the CO2 is converted into a high-pressure super-critical fluid called dense phase. In this phase, the CO2 behaves more like a fluid than a gas, allowing it to be pumped. Flowserve offers several API standard radially and axially split pumps that are ideal for dense phase CO2 transportation. These include: heavy-duty, radially split, double suction, single-stage process pumps; and axially split multi-stage pumps.
For transportation pressure and flow control, Flowserve offers control valves in both linear and quarter-turn configurations utilizing electric, pneumatic or hydraulic modulators. Check valves in lift, swing and tilting disc configurations protect pumps and compressors from damaging reverse flow scenarios. Soft seated isolation valves provide bubble tight shut off for system maintenance and repairs.
Proven sealing solutions include liquid or dry gas mechanical seals design.
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