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New pump and hose option from SPX

Flow technology provider SPX’s ClydeUnion Pumps brand has added the EZ-Lift Neptune Seawater Lift Reel System solution for submersible seawater pumps on jack-up drilling rigs and other offshore structures.

EZ-Lift is a complete pump and reel solution engineered to provide variable depth deployment and retraction of pumps to meet rig seawater supply requirements. The system combines the performance of the ClydeUnion S&N Pumps seawater lift electric submersible pump with a reel system which can be safely operated by a single person.

The EZ-Lift Neptune system is engineered for safe overboard deployment of seawater pumps. 10, 12.5 or 15cm hoses are available in 46 to 61m lengths and will handle flows from up to 1,136 m³ per hour with standard, fire-resistant or flameproof options available to best suit application needs.

A wire rope inside each hose supports the entire weight of the pumps, shroud and full water columns, eliminating hose stretch and extending hose life. The roller deployment system further maintains the bend radius of the hose throughout deployment and retraction.

Electrical components are available in a number of classifications to suit the installation and the complete pump and reel solution design is certified to American Bureau of Shipping requirements.