Ruhrpumpen has announced the opening of its new sales office, design centre, assembly and pump testing facility in Lancing, United Kingdom.
In 2015, Ruhrpumpen started a major investment in a new facility to bring the assembly and testing of its reciprocating plunger pumps together with the existing design team.
The new building in Lancing provides offices and manufacturing space for the expanding team of engineers designing its range of RDP API 674 3rd edition, ISO 13710 triplex and quintuplex pumps.
In collaboration with Siemens Process Industries, a new test rig is able to handle flows of up to 400m3/hr with the facility for testing two packaged systems at any one time. Pumps can be switched in and out quickly and efficiently to save idle test time and increase throughput. The test rig has partial automation with flow and pressure ranges controlled by variable speed drives. The rig can carry out testing in accordance with API and Hydraulic Institute standards.
Simon Watteau, Managing Director of the Ruhrpumpen Reciprocating Plunger Pumps business, commented: “This new state-of-the-art design centre, assembly and test facility reflects our continued drive to engineer solutions that deliver against our customers most challenges duties and which can be delivered within their project deadlines. The layout of the assembly area leading to the semi-automated test facility ensures that we have the capacity to undertake a significant increase in orders without any impact on delivery times. This investment reflects our confidence in the market for our reciprocating plunger pumps in the years to come.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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