Amarinth has refurbished sodium hypochlorite dosing pumps for ADNOC on schedule utilizing its facility in the United Arab Emirates to fulfill 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 company supplied the unique 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 extremely corrosive, Amarinth originally used titanium alloy for all wetted parts.
During a routine capital evaluation, ADNOC determined the pumps have been due for refurbishment. The sodium hypochlorite dosing pumps are crucial to production and refurbishment needed to align exactly with a particular shutdown schedule.
The shutdown schedule wouldn’t permit the pumps to be returned to the UK for a full strip, assessment and refurbishment, so Amarinth used its UAE facility to undertake the work.
Amarinth’s UAE facility was capable of full the strip and assessment report within five working days and propose two refurbishment initiatives. The first involved a full rebuild, test and warranty of the first pump replacing all the titanium parts together with impeller, shaft, bearing brackets and mechanical seals. The work needed to be completed in just eight weeks. Amarinth prioritised the ordering of the titanium parts and was able to have the parts manufactured and shipped to the UAE to align with the rebuild schedule. เพรสเชอร์เกจ4นิ้ว undertook the same work on the other two backup pumps to be completed on a 24-week schedule.
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, stated: “Having provided the original pumps to ADNOC we’ve a wealth of expertise in working with titanium elements. We are additionally happy with the expansion of our local UAE facility for service and support and which enabled us to successfully expediate this explicit refurbishment, benefiting each ADNOC and the native economy.”