Amarinth refurbishes titanium pumps for ADNOC

Amarinth has refurbished sodium hypochlorite dosing pumps for ADNOC on schedule utilizing its facility within the United Arab Emirates to meet strict shutdown deadlines.
Engineers test a newly refurbished sodium hypochlorite dosing pump for ADNOC at Amarinth’s facility in UAE – Image courtesy of Amarinth.
The UK company provided the unique pumps to ADNOC in 2016 for sodium hypochlorite dosing duties on the Umm Lulu offshore platform located within the Arabian Gulf, 30km north-west of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Because sodium hypochlorite is highly corrosive, Amarinth initially used titanium alloy for all wetted elements.
During a routine capital evaluation, ADNOC determined the pumps were due for refurbishment. The sodium hypochlorite dosing pumps are crucial to manufacturing and refurbishment had to align precisely with a particular shutdown schedule.
The shutdown schedule wouldn’t permit the pumps to be returned to the UK for a full strip, assessment and refurbishment, so Amarinth used its UAE facility to undertake the work.
Amarinth’s UAE facility was in a position to full the strip and assessment report inside 5 working days and suggest two refurbishment initiatives. pressure gauge concerned a full rebuild, test and guarantee of the first pump replacing all of the titanium parts together with impeller, shaft, bearing brackets and mechanical seals. The work wanted to be accomplished in simply eight weeks. Amarinth prioritised the ordering of the titanium elements and was able to have the components manufactured and shipped to the UAE to align with the rebuild schedule. The second challenge undertook the identical work on the other two backup pumps to be accomplished on a 24-week schedule.
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, mentioned: “Having supplied the unique pumps to ADNOC we’ve a wealth of experience in working with titanium components. We are additionally pleased with the growth of our local UAE facility for service and help and which enabled us to efficiently expediate this explicit refurbishment, benefiting each ADNOC and the native economic system.”

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