Amarinth improves collaborative working with detailed 3-Dimensional CAD models of pumps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 15 September 2009

Amarinth improves collaborative working with detailed 3-Dimensional CAD models of pumps

Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to the industrial, chemical and petrochemical industries has recently launched an innovative new on-line service that gives access to detailed 3-Dimensional CAD models of its pumps that are assisting understanding, communication and collaborative working across organisations.

When an organisation is specifying pumps, designing new systems or developing other processes such as maintenance schedules, there are numerous other people in addition to the engineers involved, many of whom don’t have direct access to engineering models or drawings, or indeed are not in a position to understand or work with these if they did. In many cases it can be extremely difficult for these people to understand the various components within a pump and how they all fit together and so can prove frustrating for them when trying to have a meaningful conversation with engineers or pump suppliers.

In a first for the industry, Amarinth is rolling out an innovative new service that delivers through any web browser detailed models of its pumps to any person working in any organisation. This new service will help address the communication and understanding issues, making the purchasing process smoother and ensuring that general communication about the pumps is more meaningful for all concerned.
The advantages of having these models available across the organisation has been underlined in the demanding environment of a major worldwide contractor headquartered in the USA where the company has installed the Amarinth models on it’s own intranet and has been utilising them for training new employees and existing staff across 30 different sites. So valuable have they proven that the company has requested additional pump models to help their staff identify the differences between different types of pumps.

The on-line models enable both engineers and other staff to explore a pump in three dimensions. The detailed models can be rotated to see all aspects and features and zoomed into for closer inspection. The model is built as a full assembly and so selected parts can be made transparent or hidden in order to see internal components. More advanced features are also available such as measuring, sectioning and mass properties. Finally a mark-up feature allows sharing of information and comments between people and organisations. Importantly, no special software, platform or licensing is needed to view and manipulate these models. When the downloaded file is opened all of the software features are available immediately to the user to start work with.

Oliver Brigginshaw, Managing Director of Amarinth commented: “We have taken this initiative to openly provide detailed 3-Dimensional CAD models of our pumps as we have seen so many issues within organisations, particularly as engineers and non-engineers try to communicate about aspects of pump design, maintenance and procurement. Although many pump suppliers would be extremely cautious about releasing this level of detail into the public domain we believe that the benefits that this will deliver, both for organisations using our pumps and in communications between Amarinth and our customers, far outweigh any perceived risk.”

The first of the Amarinth pump models to be released are the API 610 A-series OH2 and V-series VS4 pumps. Other pumps along with Amarinth Protect System seal support systems will follow in due course over the year. The on-line 3D pumps can be viewed by visiting:

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Amarinth Pump Manufacturing

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.

For further information or photos contact

Alex Brigginshaw
Commercial Director
Amarinth Limited
Bentwaters Park, Rendlesham
Woodbridge IP12 2TW
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1394 462131
Mobile: +44 (0)7703 681821

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