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Downstream Hydrocarbon Processing

KSB pumps keep complex downstream systems in motion, delivering high-value products for industry and everyday life.

As refineries transform crude oil into products that fuel our economy, heat homes and factories, and fertilise soil, they rely on heavy-duty KSB pumps to circulate challenging fluids.

Large oil refinery complex with an orange flare at the centre set against a bright blue sky

Move hot hydrocarbon streams safely and efficiently

If you’re operating a downstream refinery, you know the challenges of keeping crude oil and its derivatives in motion. To ensure swift, efficient and safe processing, you need heavy-duty equipment that can stand up to the immense heat and heavy loads required to transform crude into multiple distillates. At the heart of these value-adding operations are various types of refinery pumps – such as oil transfer and process pumps – that move your viscous flows, even when the going gets hot, heavy and caustic.

KSB process pumps enable swift and reliable downstream operations

As an experienced partner to the oil and gas industry, we offer a wide range of refinery pumps to meet all your hydrocarbon processing needs. Like process pumps to charge your process units, manage multiple distillation side streams, feed secondary process units or ship your finished products and by-products. 

  • Find the model for your downstream needs: Our rugged RPH, RPHb/d and RPH-V process pumps or multi-stage CHTR barrel-type pumps, as well as our vertical WKTR/WKB pumps are engineered for the high-pressure, heavy-duty operations of the downstream oil and gas industry. 
  • Likewise, you can count on utility pumps from our KWP, Omega, RDLO and other series for applications such as producing steam and circulating hot oils throughout the labyrinth of close-fitting piping systems found in refineries.

Our extensive product portfolio supports all fluid-handling requirements while ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operation so you can meet your throughput quotas. 

Your benefits: Powerful pumps meet comprehensive service for downstream oil and gas

Safe, effective crude oil processing demands durable pumps capable of standing up to all types of extremes. Not only for the bottom line of your business, but because several essential sectors rely on the value-adding operations of refineries. Our innovative technologies keep your downstream operations moving, for maximum uptime and a lower total cost of ownership.

Got a special challenge you’d like to address? Talk to us about engineered-to-order aggregates and custom solutions for your refinery. Our experts in advanced hydraulics and materials are always ready to improve the design and the wear-and-tear characteristics of our pumps and assemblies. 

Once you choose a solution, we’ll also be there to install, inspect and repair it so you can be sure that your refinery is always operating at its best.

Our portfolio

KSB offers a broad portfolio for your downstream refining operations:

  • 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 your refinery units

We offer downstream pumps for every challenge. Browse our solutions for refining liquid hydrocarbons.

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 reproduce pump spare parts that are hard to find or no longer available.

  • Straightforward reproduction of spare parts
  • The quality matches that of the original

KSB - one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial valves and pumps

Founded in 1871 in Frankenthal (Germany), KSB has been one of the leading suppliers of pumps and industrial valves for over 100 years. With more than 15,500 employees worldwide and its own sales and marketing, manufacturing facilities and service operations, KSB develops and produces custom-fit pumps for various applications.

As an experienced pump manufacturer, its product portfolio includes building and industrial technology, water transport, wastewater treatment and power plant processes. Thanks to innovative research and development, KSB can meet the most diverse requirements of customers. Benefit from many years of experience and technical expertise as a renowned pump manufacturer.

KSB pump manufacturers: the best solution for your plant
Industrial pumps and valves from KSB cover a wide range of applications and are highly energy-efficient. Products convince with the most innovative technology as well as with systems that have been tried and tested for many years - including the Etanorm water pump. Achieving more than 1.5 million sales worldwide, Etanorm is the most successful standard water pump. With KSB spare parts and services.

KSB ensures the operational reliability of its industrial pumps and valves. The KSB success formula for high-performance pumps lies in the technological strength in hydraulics, materials and automation.

Competent service right from the start
The numerous production facilities ensure that KSB as a pump manufacturer can guarantee customer proximity and first-class service. The experienced specialists are certified to ensure excellent quality and extensive experience. KSB Service takes care of the commissioning, inspection, servicing and maintenance of your pumps, valves and complete systems directly on site.  KSB also provide you with spare parts quickly. This means you get the best service directly from your pump manufacturer.