About Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps Before joining Atlas Copco as Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps, our history and legacy began in 1947 when James Coolidge “Cool” Carter began building rocket engine fuel pumps as the JC Carter Company.
In 1958, Carter utilized his cutting edge rocket fuel pump
An Industry is Born
engineering experience to begin designing his first
As his pump design gained industry prominence, Carter
submerged motor pump (SMP). In 1961, he introduced
clearly established himself as the industry founder and
the world’s first cryogenic submerged motor pump for
market leader. His innovative design concepts are still
the emerging LNG industry.
used today in thousands of submerged motor cryogenic pumps around the world. As the designer and manufacturer of the world’s first
“Carter clearly established himself as the industry founder and market leader.”
submerged motor cryogenic pump, we cherish and honor the history and multitude of technical achievements that Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps has pioneered. From that first historic pump and our early beginnings, we have spawned a global industry. JC Carter not only gave birth to the entire SMP industry, but introduced the second generation of pump technology in 1992 which further improved the reliability of pumps.
James Coolidge “Cool” Carter, founder of Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps Company.
Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps Company facilities in Costa Mesa, California.
Carter introduced the world’s first cryogenic SMP in 1961.
Driving Innovation Today, Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps continues to
Partner Approach to Customer Requirements
innovate and lead cryogenic SMP technology. Utilizing
Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps believes that understanding
the development of 21st century aerospace engineering,
customer requirements and delivering the best solution
the company has successfully adapted a new generation
requires a partner approach toward the working
of proven technological concepts and designs and
incorporated them into one homogeneous cryogenic SMP for handling liquid hydrocarbons.
This partner approach is part of our culture and is an integral part of the value we deliver to our customers.
Launched in 2003, this technology is now referred to in the industry as 3rd Generation Motor Cryogenic Pumps. The 3rd generation pump design improves reliability and simplifies maintenance, reducing down time. Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps is the only company to use 3rd generation cryogenic pump technology. 3rd generation cryogenic pump technology not only improves efficiency but reduces hydrocarbons for a greener world.
“Our team is renowned for product design innovation and engineering content.”
JC Carter Pumps Company is founded
First LNG Submerged Motor Pump (SMP) commercial installation
JC Carter Pumps technology launches the SMP market
JC Carter Pumps introduces the industry’s Second Generation Technology
Using aerospace engineering, the HyPerInducer® is developed for 3rd Generation JC Carter pumps
The 3rd generation patented LNG SMP is installed
The HyPerInducer® patent is issued to JC Carter Pumps
The company joins Atlas Copco as Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps and continues a proud tradition of technical leadership
Products Engineered for Efficiency and Reliability
As the first company in this industry, our team of
that meet rigid quality and best-of-class standards is a
experienced engineers, technicians and staff bring
function of the expert workmanship applied to every
combined knowledge, technology and innovative
product that leaves our factory.
Manufacturing and delivering cryogenic SMP products
solutions to the market. Expert workmanship is a vital part of our reputation This knowledge base enables the rapid, cost-effective
which mirrors the confidence that our customers place in
selection of the best design for the application or design
our cryogenic pump products.
requirement intended. Our products are engineered for efficiency and reliability. Our team is renowned for product design innovation and engineering content. Carter engineers use advanced tools such as CFD analysis to optimize designs for maximum reliability.
Advanced tools such as CFD analysis are used to optimize designs for maximum efficiency.
“From that first historic pump and our early beginnings, we have generated a global industry.” 5
Products that Function as Designed
Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps has been in business
We spend many hours working closely with
longer than any other company in the industry.
our customers to completely understand the environment in which our products will be used.
With decades of experience, Atlas Copco JC Carter
This knowledge, coupled with our engineering expertise
Pumps is now an industry leader in the development of
and experience, allows us to design and deliver the right
technology that provides our customers with the most
product every time. Simply stated, our products perform
efficient and reliable machines in the industry
the way we say they will to meet customer requirements.
The company has sales and service offices in the US and Japan and a network of representatives around the world, working in cooperation with our parent Atlas Copco Gas and Process Global sales force.
Pursuing Quality Management Our customers expect and rely on an uncompromising standard in quality. Our quality is a result of many factors — the expert team, years of experience, knowledge of pump technologies and the practices and procedures that are applied to every product from initial concept through design and development to production. Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps quality management system is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps’ production facility has world-class test capabilities providing: • Hydrostatic pressure testing • Engineering performance testing (H2O, LNG, LPG) • Customer acceptance testing (LNG, LPG)
Responsive Support at Every Stage Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps prides itself on long-term business relationships that have been sustained by a cadre of engineers, technicians and trainers who provide
Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps’ quality management system is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
responsive pre and post support to product delivery. The support team brings added value through its involvement in concept, design, problem solving, start-up/commissioning, training and service life.
Service and Spare Parts Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps offers service on all our products throughout the world. Customers value our commitment to follow through after delivery. We understand the value of uptime and do our best to provide spare parts through a variety of service programs and plans. Our parts are genuine certified Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps components, designed to original factory specifications. Our service technicians have many years of experience in our manufacturing plant and in the field.
Competitive Pricing As suppliers, meeting our customers’ individual cost requirements is part of our service. The price our customers pay for their product must include more than just “build to specification”. At Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps, we work hard to keep our costs in line with our ability to deliver product and services at a competitive price. Cost improvement programs and improvements in our manufacturing processes are continually adopted to keep costs under control and ensure that we meet this important customer objective. Competitive pricing is an important element in the value we deliver with every product. Our goal is to provide more value and benefits coupled with the ease and simplicity of working with Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps.
“Our products perform the way we say they will to meet customer requirements.”
The Evolution of Pump Technology First Generation Pump Technology In 1962, Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps introduced the first generation LNG submerged motor pump. These first generation pumps were manufactured from 1962 to 1973. In the early days of the Cryogenics Industry, pumps were of the shaft seal type. Eliminating the shaft seal was an important improvement in Cryogenic Hydrocarbon Liquid plant safety and in the evolution and design of SMP’s for improved performance and handling of hydrocarbon fluids. This new design of SMP’s also provides for improved plant safety and reduced maintenance costs to the owner/operators. The invention of the Cryogenic Submerged Motor Pump required Carter to design its own special bearings, electrical cables and electrical feed-throughs. The pumps were small and single-staged and operated at 3 000 and 3 600 RPM. Impellers were axially balanced with back wear rings, so no balance drums were included in the designs. At that time, electrical feed-throughs were single, gasketed seal type.
Second Generation Pump Technology The introduction of the In-Tank Pump in 1973 brought a new level of safety to the industry by eliminating bottom or low side penetrations in the storage tanks. With the need for better NPSHR for all in-tank applications, Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps introduced the Spiral or Helical Inducer.
Spiral (Helical Inducer)
2nd Generation Pump Drawing
Improvements made in the design: • Higher Suction Speed Designs improve NPSHR • Reduced vibration when operating near the design point • Change in diffuser design for longer bushing life on multi-stage HP pumps • Improved bearing designs • Balance Drum Assemblies became standard on all pumps
Partial 1st Generation Pump Drawing
Driving 3rd Generation Technology While virtually all competitive systems sold today throughout the world still use second generation technology, Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps has continued to establish itself as an industry leader with the introduction of third generation of pump technology in 2003. This new technology offers many advantages over the previous generation designs:
• Higher specific speed hydraulics which offer slimmer profile machines, lower tip speeds and reduced rotating mass.
• Reduced power consumption due to higher pump
• Smallest column size for in-tank pumps in the industry
efficiency — 5-15% higher efficiency than industry average making it the greenest cryogenic pump available
Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps is the one and only
manufacturer to offer the patented HyPerInducer®.
• Higher plant revenues over previous designs as a result
Originally developed with space age technology for
of higher pump efficiencies (less boil off gas and lower
jet engine fuel pumps, this unique design allows tank
pumping levels to be lowered 1-2 meters, providing
• Smaller boil off gas compressors and condensers required reducing capital investment • Lowest NPSH values in the industry and higher net storage tank capacity due to patented HyPerInducer® — More than one meter of additional tank available storage.
access to more live storage capacity.
Modular Advantages: • Component Modularity allows stages of the pump to be added to increase head while maintaining a constant flow • Easy to maintain because the maintenance groups are familiar with repeatable designs/component assemblies.
3rd Generation Design Advantages over 2nd Generation Design: • A smaller size pump means a smaller pump column • Better NPSH means access to more tank capacity
“Up to 15% higher efficiency than industry average.”
3rd Generation: Best-In-Class Inducer Designed for Perfomance (1600m3/hr In-Tank Pump) High Efficiency, Less Boil Off Gas, Improved Reliability
1st Generation Fan Inducer – 1962 Nss < 25 000 NPSHR > 2.6 m
“As the first company in this industry, our team of experienced engineers, technicians and staff bring combined knowledge, technology and innovative solutions to the market.” Our unique Component Modularity design is made up of separate stages which can be easily added to increase head. This design improves reliability and simplifies maintenance, reducing down time. JC Carter Pumps Product Range Cortage 3000
Type CC High Pressure Pumps
3rd Generation Pump Technology
Product Head Range mlc
300 Type RD Process Pumps
Type TA Vertical Turbine Pumps
Type TX Large Vertical Turbine Pumps
Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps’s Patented HyPerInudcer
Product Flow Range, m /h 3
Our Solution for You
SMPs Designed for More Energy Efficiency Carbon dioxide (CO2) is produced from a combination of fossil fuels. It is a by-product of all power plants where fuel is converted to CO2. The combustion of all carbon containing fuels will yield CO2 (and in most cases, water). For example: CH4 + 2O2
CO2 + 2H2O
CO2 causes severe health effects when concentration xceeds certain limits. Increase in CO2 emissions also causes greenhouse effect. Power plants using coal as fuel also produce carbon monoxide (CO). CO poisoning is the main type of fatal air poisoning in most countries. Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps’s 3rd generation pumps are designed for a greener world by using less power as a result of providing the best-in-class efficiency. By using less energy to operate our pumps, power plants
“Smaller energy demand of Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps pumps reduce power plant CO2 and CO emissions by reducing energy demand”
supplying the energy release fewer CO2 and CO.
Power plant produces amount of energy needed for LNG plant.
Transmission and distribution system delivers energy needed for LNG plant operation
3rd Generation Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps pumps at LNG plants requires less energy, are more cost-effective, and produce less boil off gas.
These pumps are installed inside a storage tank in
These pumps are installed into a pressure vessel called a
a vertical discharge column and are used to transfer
suction pot or suction vessel. The suction vessel becomes
liquid from the storage tank.
the outer casing of the SMP. They are used for product send out, product transfer and increasing pressure of cryogenic liquids within a system.
Large In-Tank Pumps for
In-Tank and Suction-Vessel Mounted
Large Suction-Vessel Mounted LNG
LNG & LPG Export Terminals
and Process High Pressure Pumps
Liquefaction Plant Applications
NGL Processing Plant Applications
Regasification Plant Applications
3rd Generation Pumps – Low Pressure In-Tank Pumps 1 Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps patented HyPerInducer® for lowest NPSH in the industry. 6
2 Vertical turbine bowl diffusers for more stable operation over entire operating range: eliminates 7 8
rotating stall and improves pump efficiency 3 High efficiency impellers with low tip speed: long life 4 Bronze wear rings and bushings: reliability
5 One piece hollow pump shaft: reliable, easy 5
maintenance 6 Active thrust balance system: longer bearing life 7 Long aspect ratio/slim profile motors: high efficiency
8 Robust hollow rotor shaft: easy maintenance 4
9 Deep groove stainless steel or ceramic cryogenic bearings
Medium Flow Vertical Turbine SMP’s 500
Technical Data: Head (mlc)
Size: Up to 800 kW Capacity: Up to 3,000 m3/hr 320
Head: Up to 350 m Efficiency: Up to 84% Fluid Temp: Ambient to -196° C Pump Ns: 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200
Materials: SS, Aluminum Alloys and Bronze Motors: 50 & 60 Hz designs, variable speed, 2-pole, 4-pole, up to 6,600 volts 3205
Products and Applications at a Glance
3rd Generation – High Pressure Pot Mounted Pumps 1 Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps patented HyPerInducer® has the capability to handle fluids with high vapor fractions
2 Multistage continuous crossover diffusers: high efficiency 7 6 5
3 Multistage impeller design with collets, bronze wear rings and bushings: high pressure, high efficiency, high reliability 4 One piece pump shaft: a constant diameter provides dimensional stability 5 Active thrust balance system: longer bearing life
6 Long aspect ratio/slim profile motors: high efficiency 7 Robust hollow rotor shaft: easy maintenance 3
8 Upper/lower AISI 440C SS ball bearing: reliability
1 High Pressure Sendout SMP’S 3200
Technical Data: Head (mlc)
Size: Up to 3 000 kW Capacity: Up to 600 m3/hr
Head: Up to 3 000 m Efficiency: Up to 83% Fluid Temp: Ambient to -196° C Pump Ns: 1 000, 1 250, 1 600
Materials: SS, Aluminum Alloys and Bronze Motors: 50 & 60 Hz designs, variable speed, up to 6 600 volts 1600
In-Tank & Suction Mounted Process Pumps 1 Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps patented HyPerInducer® has the capability to
handle fluids with high vapor fractions 6
2 Multistage radial diffusers: wide, stable operating range 3 Multistage impeller design with collets, bronze wear rings and bushings: high pressure, high reliability 4 One piece pump shaft: a constant diameter provides dimensional stability
5 Active thrust balance system: longer bearing life
Motors: 50 & 60 Hz designs, variable speed, up to 6 600 volts 3
Service and Spare Parts Program Supporting your Needs
Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps has been providing SMP
We provide programs that schedule regular maintenance
service and spare parts longer than any other company in
as an important part of keeping your system operational
We understand the importance of excellent service and
We know the importance of uptime and reliability and
have developed programs which support your needs from
do our very best to keep your equipment on line and
installation and commission through the product’s entire
available at all times.
life cycle. At Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps, our service team Our service technicians are factory certified and know
provides regularly scheduled maintenance programs and
how to handle installation, commission, on-going support,
will perform overhauls as needed to keep your pumps
maintenance and emergency repairs.
running at peak efficiency. During routine maintenance, our technicians will support your team with service reports to ensure the pumps receive the proper servicing to ensure optimum reliability.
“Our service technicians are factory certified and know how to perform installation, commission, on-going support, maintenance and emergency repairs.”
Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps is available to provide support through the product’s entire life cycle.
Technicians can provide regular maintenance to help keep your system operational at peak efficiencies.
Genuine Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps spare parts can be kept on site for any emergencies.
Spare Parts Program Given the lead time for spare parts, we can provide a program to ensure our best effort to get your system up and running as quickly as possible by keeping genuine Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps spare parts on site for just such an emergency. Spare Parts Insurance Program — Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps will stock the most critical components for your pump at our factory. This will ensure that your pump will be repaired as quickly as possible. We offer spare parts programs with and without sending factory technicians to your site, depending on your comfort level.
Overhauls and Factory Reconditioning Programs During routine maintenance, emergency repair, or at the end of a life cycle, our technicians may make recommendations to tear down and rebuild, recondition or replace your pump. On site rebuilds carry a limited warranty on all Atlas Copco JC Carter Pumps replaced components. Our support team can rebuild the pump on site or and send it back to the factory to be restored to original factory specifications, be retested and carry a new pump warranty. We are experts in rebuilding and reconditioning pumps and have the technical expertise to do it right the first time.
“We are experts in rebuilding and reconditioning pumps and have the technical expertise to do it right the first time.”
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