Centrifugal pump manufacturer Amarinth has invested in new state-of-the-art assembly and test facilities in the UK to handle current orders and predicted growth.
Amarinth has just completed a new building that will house its state-of-the-art assembly facilities and provide an additional capacity of 150%.
The building has been configured with a number of workstations in a cell manufacturing layout enabling pumps of any size to be moved through their various assembly phases. A fully integrated 5 tonne crane ensures that large assemblies can be moved anywhere within the building.
The new Amarinth test rig offers multiple connections to the main test tank which can cope with flows of up to 1650m3/hr. The multiple connections allow pumps to be prepared for test or disassembled after tests whilst another pump is undergoing testing, saving hours of idle test time and increasing throughput significantly.
Two 5 metre deep sumps have also been constructed allowing for full length testing of vertical sump pumps up to 7 metres.
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth said: “Our new assembly and test facilities reflect our drive to remain one of the quickest companies in the industry to deliver bespoke API 610 pumps whilst continuing with our significant growth. We can now assemble and test a greater volume of units without having to extend our leadtimes ensuring that we are well positioned to undertake an increased number of prestigious contracts, particularly those with tight deadlines. We have seen our order book continue to grow over the past year, despite the difficult economic conditions, and this significant investment reflects our confidence in the expected growth of Amarinth.”