Amarinth halves the lead time on bespoke API 610 pumps with the help of RADAR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 17 October 2008
Amarinth halves the lead time on bespoke API 610 pumps
Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of pumps and associated equipment for the oil and gas industry, has underlined its credentials as the supplier of choice for high specification, short lead time projects by today announcing that its two year long investment in RADAR, a fully integrated design, manufacturing and support system, enables it to deliver bespoke API 610 exotic alloy pumps in just 26 weeks, halving the traditional lead time.
The oil and gas industry is under increasing pressure to bring wells and refineries on stream in ever tighter timeframes. The typical lead time on bespoke API pumps for these demanding applications is in the region of 50 weeks, which has started causing contractors to miss deadlines. Two years ago Amarinth saw the rising demand to reduce this lead time and set about its ambitious RADAR project - to half the lead-time on bespoke API pumps to an unheard of 26 weeks.
Amarinth commissioned and integrated state-of-the-art design, 3D parametric modelling, manufacturing and customer support systems. Throwing away perceived wisdom, the company applied its many years of experience in the industry and developed a radical modular approach to the design of its API pumps that allows it to anticipate the needs of customers and deliver a bespoke designed pump in the same time as that needed for a standard pre-designed one.
This unique approach to pump design and manufacture is supported by the tight integration of all the company’s processes which ensures that from initial enquiry to post-commissioning, Amarinth offers an unmatched agility and responsiveness in meeting customer needs.
Oliver Brigginshaw, Managing Director of Amarinth explains the benefits: “When we receive an enquiry for a bespoke vertical sump pump for example, be that in standard or exotic alloy, in just a matter of minutes we can deliver the full general arrangement and isometric drawings, including nozzle loads, weights and other data essential to the customer. Traditionally this is not available until weeks into the contract. Incorporating design changes as the contract progresses is more straight forward and the customer is kept up to date at all times through design, manufacture, test and delivery using our 24 hour interactive support systems. The compounding benefits resulting from being able to deliver such a detailed design at enquiry allied with the tight integration of all our systems and the transparency of the process through all of the stages, have enabled us to meet our goal of delivering the highest quality API pumps in the shortest lead time in the industry.”
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Amarinth is a carbon net zero organisation delivering world-leading expertise in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment for critical applications in many of the most arduous and hostile environments around the globe.
Founded in 2002, Amarinth has harnessed the skills, creativity and passion of people who have worked in the pump industry for decades, delivering bespoke API and ISO pumps primarily to the offshore and onshore oil & gas industries; nuclear and renewable energy generation; defence; desalination; process and industrial markets.
The company’s innovative approach, business agility and use of sophisticated computer applications enables it to deliver robust, reliable and sustainable pumping solutions on the shortest lead times in the industry.
• Process pumps – API 610, API 685, ISO 5199 horizontal, vertical and in-line bespoke process pumps, including ones that are hydraulically and dimensionally interchangeable with the former Girdlestone and other obsolete pumps.
• Skid packages and modules – Supplied with a variety of drives for applications including de-sanding, mixing, filtration and chemical injection and tailored for the oil & gas, water treatment and power generation industries.
• Condensate recovery – Cutting-edge design providing low NPSH up to 98°C with variable speed drives to reduce cycle time and lower operating costs, available in stainless steel, galvanised or copper tanks for light or heavy industrial uses.
• Seal support – Integrated pressurised and vented seal support systems designed and delivered to API 682 and ISO 5199 standards and specific site specifications and requirements, working closely with AES, Eagle Burgmann, John Crane and Protect System.
• Spare parts – Critical spares for all Amarinth pumps and related components can be dispatched the same day, reducing potential downtime, and in addition components for the former Girdlestone and other obsolete pumps can be re-engineered often improving the performance of existing assets.
• Services – A full range of pump related services, delivered from UK head office or on-site globally, onshore or off-shore, including full commissioning and start-up support; also strip, report and refurbishment of any pump regardless of manufacturer.
Amarinth operates globally from its base in Rendlesham Suffolk, United Kingdom and offices in the Middle East and Malaysia with a global customer base, including BP, Shell, ADNOC, NOV, ExxonMobil, Schlumberger, COSCO, EDF, GlaxoSmithKline, Saudi Aramco, Pfizer, Diageo, Kuwait Oil Company, AMEC, Fluor, LUKOIL, Halliburton, and Babcock.
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