Petrochemistry is the branch of chemistry that deals with the processing of petroleum (petroleum) and its products. This knowledge is mainly used in the petrochemical industry, for example in the cracking of petroleum products in a petroleum refinery.

Since the first drilling in 1853, petroleum has become increasingly available. This is a mixture of many hydrocarbons. This mixture was separated into the various fractions by distillation. Initially, the kerosene was especially important. This was mainly used as lamp oil under the name petroleum.


A second fraction that found use was the -much more volatile- gasoline. It was not until the early 20th century that gasoline began to become a marketable product. To this end, crude petrol had to be further distilled.

Bedu pumps supplies, among other things, centrifugal pumps according to API 610 and API 685 for sampling units and electric diaphragm pumps according to API 675 for chemical injection skids

Liquids that are frequently pumped include crude oil, diesel oil, petrol, kerosene, toluene, xylene, isocyanate (MDI and TDI) etc..

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