Doc. 159/14 Reciprocating Cryogenic Pumps and Pump Installations

"Reciprocating cryogenic pumps have become key components within the industrial gas industry handling primarily, liquid oxygen, argon and nitrogen.

To ensure that pumps will operate both safely and reliably it is essential that pumps are correctly designed, installed, operated and maintained as required for the duty. This document is intended to cover cryogenic reciprocating pumps and installations for liquid oxygen, argon and nitrogen.

The document considers:

  • the design of cryogenic pumps;
  • material selection;
  • installation guidance;
  • operation; and
  • maintenance.

The document is intended to be used by those who are involved in the selection, design, installation, operation and maintenance of cryogenic pumps.

  The publication is part of the programme to develop Globally Harmonised publications amongst Regional Gas Associations.

Note: Centrifugal liquid oxygen pumps are covered by EIGA document 148."