Safety is a chief concern for all industries. Certain industrial companies in specific markets (Ex. oil & gas, mining, etc.) have regulations related to combustibility due to gases produced or that are existing with applications. In these cases, submersible pumps specially constructed to eliminate the risk of explosions are necessary. In fact, many local jurisdictions explicitly mandate the use of explosion proof pumps.Higher Risk Applications
Certain applications are especially susceptible to explosion risks. The mining and oil & gas industries face pressurized, escaping underground gas. In chemical plants and refineries, liquids emit flammable vapors. Landfill leachate applications include methane from decomposing waste. Also, power plants and industrial plants may have volatile chemicals present. In these cases, a spark from a pump or even a hot enough surface can ignite the gases or chemicals.
Directional drilling has been around since the 1920’s and is a process that has enabled water and sewer pipes as well as telecommunications and electric lines to be installed underneath roads, waterways, and hard-to-reach places across the United States. The drilling of non-vertical wells at multiple angles has also enabled the oil and gas industry to better reach energy reserves and minimize the environmental impacts of some wells. One directional drilling company based in Colorado specializes in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) using a fleet of trucks and portable equipment to support infrastructure projects all over the country.
This company travels to the construction site and prepares for the HDD project by digging a 10-foot deep holding pit. This 15’ x 15’ holding pit is filled with water and a submersible pump is inserted to transport spent drilling fluid up to a separator truck.
Earlier this year, we announced a merger between BJM Pumps and Stancor Pump & Control Solutions to be able to offer you a stronger product portfolio and an improved service offering. Our new unified entity combining our experience and expertise is Industrial Flow Solutions – your trusted partner delivering the solution you need guaranteed. We maximize your efficiency and profitability through our portfolio of BJM, Stancor and Oil Minder products and industry-leading customer support.
You can depend on Industrial Flow Solutions to continue offering the quality BJM, Stancor and Oil Minder pumps and controls you trust. We have retained the same commitment to our customers with the same people and products you have relied upon to get the job done for over 35 years!