History of HMD & API

HMD Kontro have been at the forefront of the development of pumps for API 685 applications. As the home of the sealless pump and recognised as the pioneer of sealless pump engineering and manufacturing with the concept developed in Eastbourne and the first pump supplied to ICI, in 1947, it is a natural fit.

Exceeding Specifications For API Standards

API 610 was the starting point with centrifugal pumps used for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. However, since a lot of the API 610 standard concerns seal and seal support systems a considerable portion of the specification was not actually applicable to HMD Kontro sealless API pumps.

In the year 2000, the American Petroleum Institute launched the API 685 standard for sealless centrifugal pumps for petroleum, heavy duty chemical, and gas industry services. Sealless technology had become well accepted in the chemical processing industry at this time, but had not been as widely accepted in the refinery and petroleum Industries, partly due to the lack of an API specification specifically addressing sealless designs.

Since 1983 many successful API 610 and API 685 HMD Kontro magnetic drive pump installations have been implemented with clients worldwide on a huge variety of different applications. Consequently, a substantial reference list is available.

The GSP line of pumps is designed to comply with all of the requirements of API 685. HMD Kontro has always ensured that our sealless pumps have not only met but also exceeded the original requirements for sealed units right from API 610 to API 685.

If you would like to know more about HMD Kontro and compliance with API standards and our range of sealless magnetic drive pumps, please call +44 (0) 1323 452000 or email us.

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