Amarinth has refurbished sodium hypochlorite dosing pumps for ADNOC on schedule using its facility in the United Arab Emirates to meet strict shutdown deadlines.
Engineers take a look at a newly refurbished sodium hypochlorite dosing pump for ADNOC at Amarinth’s facility in UAE – Image courtesy of Amarinth.
The UK firm supplied the original pumps to ADNOC in 2016 for sodium hypochlorite dosing duties on the Umm Lulu offshore platform situated in the Arabian Gulf, 30km north-west of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Because sodium hypochlorite is highly corrosive, Amarinth originally used titanium alloy for all wetted parts.
During a routine capital evaluation, ADNOC decided the pumps were due for refurbishment. The sodium hypochlorite dosing pumps are important to production and refurbishment had to align exactly with a selected shutdown schedule.
The shutdown schedule wouldn’t enable the pumps to be returned to the UK for a full strip, evaluation and refurbishment, so Amarinth used its UAE facility to undertake the work.
Amarinth’s UAE facility was able to full the strip and evaluation report within five working days and suggest two refurbishment projects. เกจวัดแก๊สหุงต้ม concerned a full rebuild, test and warranty of the primary pump replacing all the titanium elements including impeller, shaft, bearing brackets and mechanical seals. The work needed to be completed in just eight weeks. Amarinth prioritised the ordering of the titanium components and was in a place to have the elements manufactured and shipped to the UAE to align with the rebuild schedule. The second project undertook the same work on the opposite two backup pumps to be accomplished on a 24-week schedule.
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, stated: “Having supplied the original pumps to ADNOC we now have a wealth of experience in working with titanium components. We are also pleased with the growth of our local UAE facility for service and assist and which enabled us to successfully expediate this explicit refurbishment, benefiting both ADNOC and the native economic system.”