Refinery coke-cutting processing units upgrade heavy, high-sulfur crude oil and process it into high-value transport fuels. The Flowserve hydraulic decoking system to be provided will utilize two jet pumps and features the patented Flowserve AutoShift cutting tool, which can be shifted remotely to maximize operator safety.

The value of the contract is approximately $17 million. Located in Vadodara, the IndianOil Gujarat refinery residue upgrading project has an expected commissioning date of January 2010.

Tom Ferguson, Flowserve pump division president, said: In addition to our growing global business in the power, chemical and water markets, this order of specialty pumps is representative of the continued attractive growth opportunities we are seeing in the global oil and gas market. The refinery’s coke-cutting pumping system is an extremely important product for processing heavy crude oil and optimizing refining margins and, because of this, we have seen an increase in orders for these specialty pumps.