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DEKKER Vacuum Returns to Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia

August 25, 2016 10:00 AM

Michigan City, IN (August 2016) – DEKKER Vacuum Technologies, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and authorities on liquid ring vacuum pump and specialty gas compression technologies, will again present its expertise for the oil and gas, chemical, power and affiliated industries at the 45th Turbomachinery and 32nd Pump Symposia (TPS2016) in Houston, Texas.

TPS2016, to be held September 12th -15th, 2016 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, is the premier training and networking opportunity for professionals in the pump and turbomachinery industries.

DEKKER Vacuum will be represented at Booth 2636 by Scot Desiderio, Maxima Brand Product Manager, and Rod Weeks, West Coast U.S./Canada Regional Sales Manager. 

DEKKER’s EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partners rely on DEKKER’s premier product lines and solutions-based approach for a number of vital industry applications, primarily:

  • Vapor Recovery Units (VRUs)
  • Flare Gas Recovery
  • Waste Gas Compression
  • MEG Reclamation
  • Vacuum Distillation Units (VDUs)
  • Vacuum Evaporation, Drying, Stripping, and Reactors


DEKKER at TPS2016: Economics and Environment

The annual event features a world-class technical program and an international exhibit hall, where leading companies from the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, pumping and turbomachinery industries present advancements in technology and emerging industry trends. TPS2015 was attended by more than 5,500 industry professionals and 350 exhibiting companies from 48 countries. Houston is home to more than 5,000 energy-related firms.

The Symposia is organized by the Turbomachinery Laboratory, part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and The Texas A&M University System.

DEKKER principal product lines for the industries are:

  • TiTAN-CTM – Bare shaft liquid ring compressors

The preferred choice for compressing contaminated and corrosive process gasses because of their ability to handle saturated gas mixtures and small amounts of liquid carried over from the process. Capacity range from 15 to 1,100 CFM, discharge pressure from 15 to 29 psig.

  • AquaSealTM – Water-sealed liquid ring vacuum pump and compressor systems

Available in capacities from 20 to 39,000 CFM. Offered in a wide variety of materials for tough applications where corrosive gases are present. Available in full, partial and non-recovery configurations.

  • ChemSealTM – Liquid ring vacuum pump and compressor systems

Specifically designed and sealed with solvents. Systems are available in a capacity range from 15 to 39,000 CFM and operate at vacuum levels down to 0.5 torr. DEKKER ChemSeal compressor packages can provide up to 5000 cfm and 88psig

  • VmaxTM – Oil-sealed liquid ring vacuum pump systems

Built for the toughest applications. Operates continuously and can tolerate accidental carry-over of liquids and soft solids.

  • MaximaTM – Flat port plate and conical designs

Maxima-KTM is a robust, single-stage design which utilizes flat port plates, available in capacities ranging 1,500 ACFM to 39,500 ACFM.

Maxima-CTM features conical porting, available in capacities ranging from 700 to 22,000 ACFM.

“We view TPS as a great opportunity to communicate how the use of DEKKER vacuum and compression technologies can help optimize processes and enhance environmental stewardship,” Desiderio said. “Companies and corporations represented at TPS fuel and power our world and drive our economy. Our pumps, compressors and systems can save these companies money, time and resources, and benefit the environment by reducing waste, saving energy and recycling precious commodities.” 

The industry applications mentioned above exemplify these qualities:

– Vapor Recovery Units (VRUs)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that there are about 500,000 crude oil storage tanks in the United States. During storage, methane and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) collect in the space between the liquid and the roof of the tank, and are often vented to the atmosphere. Installing vapor recovery units (VRUs) on storage tanks can capture about 95% of the vapors for sale or for use onsite as fuel, generating significant economic savings and substantially reducing methane and HAP emissions.

– Flare Gas Recovery

Gas flares are used at industrial plants to burn off flammable gas released by pressure relief valves. Gas flaring is wasteful for the company and is a challenging environmental problem. The recovery of flared gas reduces operating and maintenance costs, air pollution and gas emission, and fuel gas and steam consumption.

– Waste Gas Compression

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS), waste fuel accounted for 29% of U.S. manufacturing fuel use in 2010. Waste gas is the largest class of waste fuels (42% of total). It is derived primarily from petroleum and coal products and chemicals. Using waste gas lowers overall fuel costs.

– MEG Reclamation

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) is commonly used by the oil and gas industry to prevent freeze-up and corrosion in natural gas pipelines, especially for offshore, deep water gas-production facilities. Because MEG is expensive, reclamation saves money and eliminates disposal costs, and it benefits the environment. MEG can be recycled and reused continuously.

– Vacuum Distillation Units (VDUs)

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, about 80% of the refineries operating in the United States have vacuum distillation units (VDUs). VDUs help to produce petroleum products out of the heavier oils left over from the refining process of atmospheric distillation.

– Vacuum drying is more energy-efficient than heat drying, and is essential when heat would degrade the product.

– Vacuum evaporation reduces energy costs by lowering the boiling temperature of the liquid to below atmospheric pressure.

– Vacuum stripping removes unwanted materials (such as volatile organic compounds) from process streams.

–Vacuum reactors can help reduce costs and reclaim products while improving product quality.

“DEKKER pumps and systems are manufactured with the needs of these demanding global industries in mind,” Weeks said. “They are built tough to meet or exceed API 681 and Process Industry Practices. DEKKER liquid ring compressors and vacuum pumps are reliable, energy efficient and provide cost effective solutions for the process industries.

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Established in 1998, DEKKER Vacuum Technologies manufactures vacuum pumps and systems for markets such as plastics, packaging, pharmaceuticals, laboratories, metal processing, food processing, chemical, power generation, aerospace and many others. DEKKER is a privately held, ISO 9001:2008 certified company with more than 65 employees, operating in an 81,000 square foot manufacturing, distribution and warehouse facility in Michigan City, Indiana.

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