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Rotary vs. Centrifugal Pumps in an Oil Terminal Webinar

Oil Storage sites are continuously challenged to deliver product safely, promptly, and completely. To meet this challenge, terminal fluid engineers are re-evaluating their pumping systems. This presentation explains why positive displacement pumps are replacing traditional centrifugal pump technology at many tank farms.

Date: August 14, 2013
Time: 9 AM EDT (6 AM PDT)
Duration: 1 hour
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The role of oil terminal pumping systems is changing. Environmental requirements, cost and inventory concerns, and the need for operational flexibility are challenging the status quo. Design criteria for pumping systems can no longer be limited to technical aspects alone. Attendees of this presentation will learn why terminal managers are beginning to replace traditional centrifugal pump technology with positive displacement pumps at many tank farms. In particular, participants will review how positive displacement pumps bring added value to oil terminal applications, including the ability to reduce energy costs, handle multiple fluids, and increase fluid transfer rates.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understand the basic operating principles of positive displacement and centrifugal pump technology
  • Discover five areas where positive displacement pumps bring added value to oil terminal applications
  • Learn how positive displacement pump technology supports current industry trends


Sean McCandless, Director of Marketing - Oil & Gas, Colfax Fluid Handling

Sean McCandless is currently the Director of Marketing for Colfax Fluid Handling. In his current role, he oversees marketing, business development and strategic planning for Colfax Fluid Handling within the Oil and Gas market. He has 16 years of experience in capital intensive industries including 6 within the Oil and Gas sector. In addition to his current marketing responsibility, Sean provides past experience in the areas of product management, new product development and project management. He has presented various technical papers, tutorials and educational presentations to customers around the world.