Optimization of Cargo Pump Treatment by Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) Loading at MT. Cipta Anyer





optimization, cargo pump, mechanical seal HCl


The research is motivated by the occurrence of mechanical seal leakage in cargo pumps, which hampers the efficiency of the loading and unloading process. A mechanical seal is a mechanical component used in various industrial applications, such as pumps, to prevent leakage from the rotating shaft and stationary wall. The research method used in this thesis is qualitative descriptive, employing the SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) approach to facilitate data analysis. The data collection methods utilized by the author include observation, interviews, and documentary studies to strengthen the data analysis. The objectives of this research are to identify the causes of damage to the mechanical seal, the handling of mechanical seal damage, and the efforts/methods to prevent mechanical seal damage on MT. Cipta Anyer. The conclusion revolves around the causes of mechanical seal damage, the methods to handle such damage and preventive measures. The causes of damage include surface wear connected to the pump shaft, direct contact of hydrochloric acid (HCl) with the cargo pump, and incorrect installation of spare parts for the mechanical seal. Solutions to address the damage involve identifying the specific issues, replacing them with genuine and compliant spare parts, and ensuring proper and procedure-compliant installation. To prevent damage, it is advisable to utilize modern equipment, maintain supervision by engineers, and select experienced crew members.




How to Cite

Prayogo, D., Kurniasih, P., & Tetyadi, H. (2023). Optimization of Cargo Pump Treatment by Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) Loading at MT. Cipta Anyer. RSF Conference Series: Engineering and Technology, 3(1), 79–87. https://doi.org/10.31098/cset.v3i1.736