I work in Hydrocracking plant, where we commonly use turbine pump when running in normal condition, and backed up by motor pump as a spare pump.
But, in some equipment, we use turbine pump as primary pump and backed up by turbine pump as a spare pump. This pump transfer the bottom of low pressure separator (liquid hydrocarbon) to debutanizer.
I also found a pump configuration where both the primary and spare pump are turbine pump. This pump is diesel pump around (hot wash).
Do you know what is the reason behind these configurations?