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Natural Gas Processing

Reliable pumps make all the difference in natural gas processing. Count on KSB for maximum safety and uptime.

Natural gas requires proper handling from the wellhead to your plant and beyond. Our pumps for the petrochemical industry help move it safely and efficiently.

Network of pipelines outside of a natural gas processing plant

Refine and purify raw natural gas with ultimate reliability

When your processing equipment extracts impurities like hydrogen sulfides, carbon dioxide, water and mercury, your main concern is reliability. Because exposure is not an option and any unplanned downtime will erase the tight profit margins you work to meet every day. You need ultra-reliable, low-maintenance pumps and valves made to withstand the corrosive elements of raw natural gas, so you can keep your processes in motion. 

Ultra-reliable KSB pumps handle the demands of natural gas processing

We engineer pumps for all of your natural gas processing needs – from ultra-robust process pumps, utility pumps, standard chemical pumps, and even custom-built aggregates. Whether you’re looking to transport liquid hydrocarbons from the wellhead, refine and purify raw natural gas, or move pipeline grade natural gas down the line, we have the right solution for your operational requirements. 

  • Find your best fit: You need ultra-reliable process pumps made for handling natural gas, like our RPH pumps or our RPHb/d two-stage or single-stage between bearings pumps, which reduce the load on bearings and the mechanical seal, for maximum uptime by design.
    Or our versatile RPH-V vertical suspended pumps – an ideal solution for the rigorous demands of natural gas and offshore applications.
  • Dimensioned for heavy-duty use, our CHTR barrel-type pump is engineered for high operating reliability with highly resilient bearings, an extremely durable shaft and mechanical seals that can handle high loads.
  • The vertical, high-pressure centrifugal pumps from our WKB/WKTR series are made for refinery and petrochemical applications with superior quality bearings and a shaft seal housing designed to API 682. 

Our pumps for the petrochemical industry are engineered to API 610 and well-equipped for heavy-duty applications.

KSB: Your reliability professionals for natural gas processing pumps

When it comes to natural gas processing and getting the most out of your pumps, materials matter. We’ll support you in selecting the right materials to withstand exposure to the process medium, as well as high integrity shaft sealing systems to safeguard your equipment operators and ensure maximum availability. Thanks to our tried-and-tested knowledge of metallurgies and the architecture and operation of gas plants, we have the expertise to offer fluid handling solutions that help you meet your goals. 

When selecting and operating process pumps to clean raw natural gas, you need an experienced partner at your side. We support you at every step of the way, including commissioning, training, and regular service. If you ever need a repair, we’ll come to you. 

For all your natural gas processing needs, we’re your reliability professionals. Count on us for superior products and competent service right from the start.

Our portfolio

KSB offers a broad portfolio for natural gas processing:

  • Engineered process pumps with broad flow and pressure ranges
  • Standardised chemical pumps with seal-less capability
  • Utility pumps for water-handling/management systems
  • Pumps for solids-laden fluids
  • Mechanical seals and seal flush plans
  • Engineered-to-order aggregates consisting of drives, accessories, instrumentation and controls

Applications include

  • Aggressive fluids containing gas and mixed-media with suspended solid particles
  • Highly volatile hydrocarbons and highly viscous fluids at high pressures and high temperatures
  • Hazardous, sour processes, fluids laden with hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide
  • Concentrated corrosive fluids in production stream
  • Toxic services requiring stringent and fail-safe emission control

Your benefits

  • Flexible and application-specific solutions thanks to a broad product portfolio
  • Reliable pumping and containment of the most demanding fluids – in compliance with the highest safety standards
  • Solutions for extreme conditions by employing wear and corrosion resistant materials of construction
  • Reduced total cost of ownership through innovative technology
  • Optimised hydraulics to ensure energy-efficient operation
  • Comprehensive service – from installation and commissioning to inspection, maintenance and on-site repair

Find suitable pumps for natural gas processing

We offer process and utility pumps for every challenge. Browse our solutions for handling and refining natural gas.

RPH

RPH

Horizontal radially split volute casing pump in back pull-out design, to API 610, ISO 13709 (heavy-duty), type OH2, with radial impeller, single-entry, single-stage, centreline pump feet; with inducer if required. ATEX-compliant version available.

RPHb/RPHd/RPHbd

RPHb/RPHd/RPHbd

Heavy-duty horizontal radially split between-bearings volute casing pump to API 610, ISO 13709 (heavy duty), type BB2, with radial impellers, single- or double-entry, single- or two-stage design with centreline pump feet. ATEX-compliant version available.

CHTR

CHTR

Horizontal high-pressure barrel-type pump with radial impellers, single-entry and double-entry, multistage, with flanges or weld end nozzles to DIN, API 610 and ANSI.

RPH-V

RPH-V

Vertical radially split volute casing pump to API 610 and ISO 13709 (heavy-duty), type VS4, with radial impeller, single-entry, single-stage.

WKTR

WKTR

Vertical can-type ring-section pump. Type VS6 to API 610 and DIN ISO 13709, multistage, first-stage impeller designed as suction impeller, radial impellers. ATEX-compliant version available.

Illustration of the phases of a product life cycle: Consultation and analysis, commissioning, operation and repair

Service at KSB SupremeServ means being fully looked after

KSB SupremeServ offers you a comprehensive range of services and spare parts for pumps, valves and other equipment – including for products from other manufacturers – from face-to-face consultation to installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair. More than 3500 specialists in over 190 service centres worldwide are available around the clock, seven days a week. Concentrate on your core business – and let us take care of the rest.

Energy efficiency consulting (Fluid Future) for pumps and valves

Energy Efficiency Consulting

Optimise your system’s energy efficiency in four steps using FluidFuture®. KSB’s systematic approach ensures maximum energy savings.

  • Systematic analysis
  • Clear recommendations for action
Inspection service

Inspection service

KSB’s inspection service provides regular pump inspection and pump maintenance to ensure the reliable operation and increased availability of your system.

  • Preventing failures
  • 24-hour on-call service
Reverse Engineering for pumps and valves

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering makes it possible to quickly manufacture spare parts for pumps, valves and other rotating equipment that are hard to find or no longer available.

  • Optimisation thanks to engineering services
  • Quick reproduction of spare parts