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Blackmer News

  • From Pipe Dream To American Dream

    Dec 10, 2015
    COMPANY: Rockville Propane Terminal (formerly Wenner Gas Terminal) • LOCATION: Rockville, MN, USA • MARKET: Propane Storage and Distribution • DISTRIBUTOR/DESIGN ENGINEERS: LPG & NH3 Supply, Inc., Buffalo, MN, USA • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Alpha Development & Construction LLC; Reggie Fraley, CEO and Development Consultant; (320) 260-4226 • CHALLENGE: Incorporate compressor and pump technologies that would optimize railcar deliveries and loading of propane transports at rapidly expanding propane terminal • SOLUTION: Blackmer® LB601 Series Reciprocating Gas Compressors; Blackmer® LGL4 Series Sliding Vane Pumps.
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  • A New Way Of Thinking

    Apr 20, 2015
    COMPANY: Slawson Exploration Co., Inc. & Pelican Gathering Systems, LLC • LOCATION: New Town, ND, USA • MARKET: Oil & Gas • CHALLENGE: Overcome the handling characteristics of Bakken-produced crude oil • SOLUTION: Blackmer® X Series Sliding Vane Pumps.
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  • Saving Energy In MENA Terminal Operations

    Apr 14, 2015
    A surge in the number of storage terminals in the Middle East and North Africa has positioned sliding vane pumps as the best choice for energy-efficient pumping technologies.
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  • Ensuring Effective VRU Operation In The Oilfield

    Feb 13, 2015
    As the use of vapor recovery units (VRU) at oilfield storage-tank facilities grows, so does the need to understand that proper skid-assembly installation will help guarantee the VRU Compressor's reliable performance.
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  • Using Coriolis Mass Flow Meters with Positive Displacement Sliding Vane Pumps

    Dec 02, 2014
    This study focuses on flow measurement in positive displacement pump systems that utilize rotary sliding vane pumps as the means of flow generation.
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  • Live And Learn

    Nov 04, 2014
    COMPANY: Chardon Oil • LOCATION: Chardon, OH, USA, facility • MARKET: Petroleum Transport • DISTRIBUTOR: Tank Truck Service & Sales, Inc. • CHALLENGE: Needed highly reliable, dependable pump to transport and handle light petroleum liquids • SOLUTION: Blackmer® TX Series Sliding Vane Pumps.
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  • The Fuel For Success

    Sep 21, 2014
    COMPANY: Caljet of America, LLC • LOCATION: Phoenix, AZ, USA • MARKET: Storage Terminals • CHALLENGE: Needed extremely reliable pumps to support 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year fueling operations • SOLUTIONS: Blackmer® System One® Centrifugal Pumps and Blackmer GX and MLX Series Sliding Vane.
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  • Engineering A Partnership

    May 21, 2014
    COMPANY: EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc. • LOCATION: Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA, facility • MARKET: Chemicals • DISTRIBUTOR: Anderson Pump & Process • CHALLENGE: Needed highly reliable, versatile pump that could load/unload railcars, tankers, totes and drums • SOLUTIONS: Blackmer GX Series Sliding Vane Pumps, Blackmer Engineered Package Solutions.
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  • Maximizing Natural Gas Vapor Recovery

    Mar 30, 2014
    New vapor-recovery regulations challenge oil and gas producers to optimize operations and Blackmer® NG, HD and HDS Series Oil-Free Reciprocating Gas Compressors can assist.
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  • Turning A Harbor Into A Haven

    Dec 14, 2013
    Boston Yacht Haven meets the vessel-fueling needs of its high-end client base with the reliable assistance of Blackmer® GX and X Series Sliding Vane Transfer Pumps.
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  • When Failure Is Not An Option

    Sep 12, 2013
    Dennis K. Burke, Inc., hits the heights of fuel delivery in New England with the assistance of Blackmer® TXD Series Sliding Vane Pumps
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  • Loud And Proud

    Jul 10, 2013
    Blackmer® TXD Series Sliding Vane Pumps have helped Mike and Kabraul Tasha create a widely diversified fuel-delivery powerhouse headquartered on Cape Cod, MA.
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  • Energy-Saving Pumps in Paint & Coatings Applications

    May 11, 2013
    The energy-efficient design of Blackmer® Sliding Vane Pumps enables manufacturers to optimize cost-savings.
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  • Finding Energy Savings in Your Product Flow

    Apr 16, 2013
    Twenty-seven percent of electricity consumed in an industrial system is used to operate pumps. Using Blackmer® Smart Energy® Sliding Vane Pumps in your operation can cut these costs.
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  • Sliding Vane Pumps in Crude Oil Operations

    Feb 13, 2013
    Sliding vane pump technology provides the safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness necessary to meet the wide-ranging fluid-handling demands within the crude oil supply chain.
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  • Reputation Reaffirmed

    Jul 02, 2012
    New LGL3021 Series Multi-Purpose LPG Sliding Vane Pump from Blackmer® provides the optimized flow and installation times that APEX Propane Service requires.
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  • Added Peace Of Mind

    May 02, 2012
    Producers, distributors, storers and users of AdBlue® turn to pumping equipment from Blackmer® to help eliminate harmful product contamination.
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  • Maximizing Sludge Transfer Pump ROI in Wastewater Treatment

    Apr 14, 2012
    System One® Vortex Pumps from Blackmer® are designed to enhance cost efficiencies and reduce breakdowns.
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  • A Pole to Pole Phenomenon

    Mar 29, 2012
    From North to South, and all points in between, Blackmer® pump and compressor technologies have played a leading role for more than a century in meeting the world’s product-transfer needs.
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  • First Risk, Then Reward

    Mar 07, 2012
    Wenner Gas Terminal hits the ground running and adds to the family legacy with the help of LPG and NH3 Supply and Blackmer® pumps and compressors.
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  • Making the Most of a Maturing Market

    Jan 17, 2012
    Rapidly growing Diesel Exhaust Fluid market creates opportunities for pumps that can efficiently operate along the many points of the DEF supply chain.
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  • Maximizing Soap and Detergents Manufacturing Processes with the Proper Pump

    Nov 29, 2011
    SNP Series Sliding Vane Pumps from Blackmer® deliver the efficiencies required for complex product transfer applications in global soap and detergent operations.
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  • Making Smart Energy Choices

    Oct 21, 2011
    As utility costs rise, sliding vane pump technology is the preferred choice for energy-efficient operation in all types of liquid-storage-terminal applications.
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  • Moving Confidently into the Future

    Jun 11, 2011
    Backed by strong relationships with Blackmer® and Sacigas, L’Autogas Orobica enhances its position as a leading LPG distributor in northern Italy.
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  • The Team Approach

    Feb 20, 2011
    By cultivating relationships with a number of reliable partners, including Blackmer®, Pirkl Gas turns valve upgrade requirement into a huge opportunity.
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  • DEF-tly Cultivating a New Market

    Jan 12, 2011
    Enhanced EPA regulation of diesel emissions makes Diesel Exhaust Fluid a hot commodity.
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  • Total Terminal Transfer

    Dec 25, 2010
    Sliding vane technology provides the suction needed to optimize product transfer at liquid-terminal operations.
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  • Efficiency and Compatibility are Keys for Transporting Biodiesel

    Jun 05, 2010
    Sliding vane pump technology is ideal when transporting and handling biodiesel.
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  • Delivering Efficiencies

    Apr 16, 2010
    Armed with a fleet of 7,000-gallon “Big Boy” trucks, CHS, Inc., delivers fuel to its customers in a more efficient and environmentally friendly manner with the help of Blackmer® pumps.
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  • Transloading Efficiency

    Mar 28, 2010
    As the popularity of transloading continues to grow, operators should consider sliding vane pump and gas compressor technology for low maintenance costs and high energy efficiency.
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  • Vapor Recovery in Natural Gas

    Mar 14, 2010
    Reciprocating gas compressors establish a new standard in natural-gas vapor recovery thanks to their environmental and economic benefits.
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  • Turning Lost Vapors Into Found Money

    Mar 09, 2010
    Gas compressors should be standard equipment in any LPG vapor-recovery application.
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  • Ahead of the Curve

    Jan 12, 2010
    Yellow Cab upgrades to Blackmer® equipment as it continues to reap the benefits of its propane-powered taxicab fleet in Las Vegas.
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  • Loyalty Leads The Way

    Jul 16, 2009
    Ely Energy ascends to the pinnacle of the LPG-vaporization industry by finding and utilizing equipment that works – and then sticking with it.
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  • Advent and Use of Motor-Speed Technology Makes Sliding Vane Pumps Even More Energy-Efficient

    Jun 09, 2009
    Thanks to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was signed into law by President Bush in August of that year, increased scrutiny has been placed on the manufacturing sector and its use—or, in some cases, misuse—of energy.
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  • Coping With Change In Terminal Operations

    May 09, 2009
    Using the best equipment to eliminate the operational “soft spots” can lead to increased ROI.
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  • Utilizing Vane Pump Technology Can Increase The Energy Efficiency of Manufacturing Facilities

    Oct 19, 2008
    Sliding vane technology is being used worldwide to reduce energy cost and consumption, and create more efficient pumping systems. In the chart, a comparison between the performance of sliding vane and gear-pump technology shows some of the many ways that sliding vane pumps can improve your operation.
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  • Sliding Vane Positive Displacement Pumps Offer Lower Life Cycle Costs and Higher Efficiency For Dual Hose Autogas Dispensing Applications Over Other LPG Pump Technologies

    Oct 31, 2006
    For dual hose Autogas dispenser applications, sliding vane positive displacement pumps are quickly becoming the pump technology of choice worldwide because they offer performance, reliability and financial benefits over other high differential LPG pump technologies. Sliding vane pumps are capable of overcoming many of the challenges that plague other Autogas-type pumps, such as inconsistencies in mixed LPG composition, line pressure changes, entrained vapors, vapor lock and temperature changes. In addition, sliding vane pumps offer a lower upfront cost, are safe and easy to install and maintain, and provide high efficiency and reliability even for the most active Autogas fueling operations.
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