LPG Pump and Compressor

Dealer Pertamina Products: LPG & Petrochemical

Multi-Purpose Pumps for Bulk Plants, Terminals and Truck Systems
These rugged pumps are ideal for bulk plant service, multiple cylinder filling applications, vaporizers, bobtails and transports.

Single- or double-ended drive shaft models are offered in 2-, 3- and 4-inch port sizes with capacities ranging from 30 to 300 U.S. gpm (114 – 1,135 lpm). The LGLD2 and LGLD3 models have long been popular for bobtail service because of their double-ended drive shaft arrangement, which allows the pump to be easily positioned for clockwise or counter-clockwise shaft rotation.

All models have an internal relief valve, and a replaceable casing liner and end discs for easy rebuilding of the pumping chamber if ever necessary. In addition, these pumps feature cavitation suppression liners to reduce noise, vibration and wear.

Standard construction materials include Buna-N mechanical seals and Duravanes for handling both LP-gas and anhydrous ammonia.

Maximum differential pressure for the 2- and 3-inch models is 150 psi (10.34 Bar), and 125 psi (8.62 Bar) for the 4-inch models. Ports are offered with NPT tapped companion flanges or weld flanges.


Truck Mounted Drive
Blackmer LGLD2 pumps are often mounted to the chassis of a bobtail, or to a steel pad that is welded to the tank.

The 3- and 4-inch models can be mounted to a transport in a number of different ways, generally near or between the tank landing gear brackets.

Truck mounted pumps are normally driven through a P.T.O. or hydraulic drive system. Refer to Blackmer’s Liquefied Gas Handbook-Bulletin 500-001 for various types of bobtail and transport pump systems.


VB Drive Style
V-Belt Drive

Standard base-mounted VB units are available, complete with pump, hubs, sheaves, high-torque V-belts and belt guard, mounted on a common base, ready to accept a standard NEMA motor. All VB units are available with or without motors.


HR Drive Style
Helical Gear Reduction Drive

Standard base-mounted HR units are available, complete with pump, Blackmer Helical Gear Reducer, mounting brackets, couplings and coupling guards, mounted on a common base, ready to accept a standard NEMA motor. All HR units are available with or without motors.


Performance Curves



These curves are based on approximate delivery rates when handling propane or anhydrous ammonia at 80°F (26.7°C). Line restrictions such as excess flow valves, elbows, etc. will adversely affect deliveries.
For propane at 32°F (0°C), actual delivery will be further reduced to about 80% of nominal. Delivery of butane at 80°F (26.7°C) will be 60% to 70% of these values, and may run as low as 35% to 45% at 32°F (0°C).
This loss of delivery is not a pump characteristic but is caused by natural thermodynamic phenomena of liquefied gases.

Selection Data
When selecting a pump for truck or transport systems, use the performance curves on the opposite page. For a standard pump or assembled unit, use the table shown. The table shows brake horsepower limitations for the unit’s drive and base. Check these limits against the pump brake horsepower requirements, as shown in the curves. For continuous duty applications, it is generally advisable to use pump speeds of 400 rpm or less.
Peak shaving plant systems, for example, involve continuous pump duty. Moreover, pumps used in peak shaving plant systems should be sized for a capacity of at least 150% of the normal peak load to prevent system failure due to abnormal vaporization in the intake line.

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1 Check the pump’s delivery and brake horsepower requirements in the performance curves on opposite page. See footnote with the curves
which explains the factors that can cause delivery to vary.
2 Maximum rated working pressure is 350 psi (24.13 Bar) for LPG and NH3 (limited by U.L. and N.F.P.A. 58).
3 Maximum horsepower that standard drive (V-belt/gearbox and base) will transmit.
4 Motors may be specified from dimension charts below and Electric Motor Price List No. 10-MTRG-01
Note: Refer to back cover for external bypass valve information.


Companion Flanges

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