Amarinth products deliver significant cost saving to East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Amarinth enables East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust to make significant cost saving.

Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, chemical, industrial, power and renewable energy markets, has enabled East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust to make significant savings refurbishing its condensate recovery units by providing plug-and-play replacements for the existing Girdlestone pumps.

A condensate recovery unit (CRU) is a proven way to reduce energy costs as it collects hot condensate from the steam system and returns it back to the boiler plant to be used as boiler feed. Most NHS hospitals have installed such systems and in many cases these were commissioned over 20 years ago and in those cases the Girdlestone pumps most of these CRUs use are nearing the end of their working lives.

When Girdletone pumps ceased trading over a decade ago, Amarinth started providing high-quality spares to prolong the life of these critical pumps but with NHS Trusts now being told by some suppliers that the whole of the CRU and pump system must be replaced at great expense as the CRU pumps reach their end of life, Amarinth has stepped in to deliver a cost saving lifeline to NHS Trusts.

In most cases the CRUs and associated pipework and systems are sound and so Amarinth is providing new plug-and-play pumps incorporating the latest technologies for optimum reliability and efficiency to replace the old Girdlestone units without any modification being required to pipework or baseplates. The cost savings of this are significant, for example, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, which has just installed these new pumps, estimated savings of over 80% compared to what they were quoted by other suppliers and it now has a system with another 20+ years of life.

With over 2,000 NHS Hospitals across the United Kingdom the potential saving for the NHS as a whole from the Amarinth plug-and-play CRU pumps is enormous, and in addition to their increased reliability and efficiency, the upgraded pumps will reduce downtime and maintenance costs and have a readily available supply of spare and replacement parts for many years to come.

Oliver Brigginshaw, Managing Director of Amarinth, commented: “The NHS is facing ever-increasing pressure on costs and once we heard about other suppliers proposing to replace the whole of the condensate recovery system in hospitals just because the pumps were at the end of their life and the original supplier, Girdlestone, had ceased trading, we quickly put our engineering team, who already had a lot of knowledge designing and re-engineering replacement parts for Girdlestone pumps, to work on providing this cost-effective and long-term plug-and-play solution. The feedback from East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust on the significant cost saving this solution has delivered has certainly justified our efforts.”

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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.

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