Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group

Products & Services

Cryogenic Pumps

Centrifugal Pump
Vertical Turbine

Vertical Turbine (VT) is a Submerged pump and permanent magnet motor assembly. As a result, it allows for quick response in pumping and minimal product loss. It features an active thrust balancing system. This results in greater stability and longer life with lower maintenance requirements. It is VFD compatible which allows for a broad range of operation. The pump is all aluminum construction and driven by a permanent magnet motor. The pump is specially designed with a “Submerged” motor installed in a vacuum jacketed suction vessel “sump” or fixed in tank.

Features & Benefits

  • Highly efficient, over 70% – lower operating costs & heat input into the fluid
  • Modular design, 60 PSI/stage
  • Active thrust balancing system for extended bearing life
  • High efficiency hydraulics with extremely low NPSHR inducer
  • Light weight and compact
  • Special design VFD drive provides operation point control over the entire pump operating range
  • Quick electrical disconnect for ease of maintenance


  • Bunkering
  • Liquid storage transfer
  • Pipeline
  • Loading/unloading

Liquids Pumped

  • Argon
  • Ethylene
  • Ethane
  • Methane (LNG)
  • Nitrogen

Vertical Turbine Table

Flow Rate Max.1000³/h (4400 gpm)
Head max.600m (1,970 ft)
Fluid Temperature
-130℃ to +450℃ (-201 to 842°F)
Viscosity Max.500mPa·s
Design Pressure:20MPa (2900 psig)
Casing Material

Austenitic Stainless steel (304SS, 316SS, etc.)
Hastelloy*1 C/B Equivalent Alloy
Monel*2, others Equivalent Alloy

Motor power range0.75 to 250kW
Ex-ProtectionVarious international explosion-protection (ATEX,IEC,CSA,TRCU, etc.) CE marking


  • Available in sump & in-tank designs
  • Permanent magnet motor
  • All parts from wrought aluminum precision machined
  • Vacuum jacked sump
  • Heavy duty ceramic bearings
  • Complete Pumping System
    • High-efficiency submerged pump
    • Removable in-tank with foot valve
    • Custom made VFD drive – factory string tested
    • Dual electrical feed thru hermitically sealed up to 500A
  • Optional Accessories
    • Differential pressure gauge
    • Loss of prime detector (cavitation protection)
    • Safety relief valve
    • Dual conduit box per NPA standards for LNG services
    • Complete removal systems
    • Long term storage container

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