Amarinth welcomes leading Austrian engineer to its Carbon Trust project


Amarinth welcomes leading Austrian engineer to its Carbon Trust project

Amarinth, a leading company specialising in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to the industrial, chemical and petrochemical industries, welcomes Austrian Helmut Benigni, a leading engineer in the field of optimising pump performance, to work alongside the company on its high profile Carbon Trust project to develop a high efficiency centrifugal pump.

Dipl. Ing., Dr.techn. Helmut Benigni has been seconded from the Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery at Graz University of Technology, Austria, to the Process Engineering Group in the School of Engineering at Cranfield University. He brings an in-depth expertise in pumps and hydro-turbines gained during his ten years at Graz University of Technology where he worked on many forms of roto-dynamic pumps. His projects have included paper stock and process pumps through to 750MW pumped storage units for hydro-electricity schemes.

Whilst in the UK, Dr Benigni will work with forward-thinking pump and process engineers on a variety of projects and issues that currently either impede or degrade optimum pump performance. His main focus however, will be working with Amarinth on the Carbon Trust project the company initiated in 2009 to develop a new process for manufacturing impellers optimised for best efficiency point to better match the pumps to the customer’s duty point.

Dr Benigni will be applying his methods and experience in Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) working alongside Amarinth engineers developing practical design methods for maintaining stable characteristic curves in a modular range of high operating efficiency, low NPSH pumps.

Oliver Brigginshaw, Managing Director of Amarinth commented: “We are delighted to welcome Dr Benigni to the UK and look forward to working with him and sharing expertise as we move towards our project aim of significantly reducing the carbon footprint of pumps.”

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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
Mobile: +44 (0)7703 681821

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