Long valued for their performance in wear rings and other parts of centrifugal pumps at oil refineries, DuPont Vespel CR-6100 parts have recently gained recognition under the ISO 13709 International Standard and the American Petroleum Institute's API 610 Standard.
"We're confident that the ISO 13709 and API 610 listings will result in even broader use of Vespel CR-6100 for pump parts in refineries and petrochemical plants," said Rene Garza, global marketing manager, energy and material handling - DuPont Kalrez and Vespel.
Vespel CR-6100 parts are working today in more than 5,000 pumps at more than 100 refineries and petrochemical plants around the globe. Proven applications include wear rings, line shaft bearings, bowl bearings, pressure-reducing bushings and throat bushings in pumps handling condensate, light hydrocarbons, sour water, gas liquids, gasoline and other aggressive fluids. Service conditions in actual installations range from cryogenic temperatures up to 288°C (550°F).