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Spolchemie chooses Ruhrpumpen for reciprocating process pump upgrade

Ruhrpumpen, a centrifugal and reciprocating pump technology company, has recently completed an order for an API 674 3rd edition reciprocating plunger pump.

Czech chemical manufacturer Spolchemie is to replace an existing Ruhrpumpen unit delivering propene as part of the company’s epoxy resin manufacturing process.

Spolchemie is a leading research and manufacturing business developing and supplying epoxy resin and special epoxy systems, alkyd resins, and inorganic chemicals for a wide range of industrial, construction, transport, and agricultural applications.

Many of their processes are reliant upon dependable systems to guarantee safe and consistent production, and transfer pumps form a critical part of any process or system and need to be extremely reliable to maintain safety and product consistency.

As part of a process review, Spolchemie was looking at transfer pumps, and several options were discussed as the pumps are a critical part of the process.

Ruhrpumpen offers a site survey service that can assess conditions in advance of overhaul and can either perform partial on-site refurbishment or provide an as-new recondition service from its workshops in the UK.

As Spolchemie was unable to spare the service pump for any length of time for reconditioning and the advantages of recent refinements in pump technology were clear, it was decided to replace the old pump with an entirely new RDP 70/44 unit.

Critical factors were short on-time delivery, seamless integration with existing plant infrastructure, and, of course, price.

Commenting on the successful and on-time delivery, Simon Watteau, MD of the Ruhrpumpen reciprocating plunger pumps business, said: “It comes as no surprise that our product is reliable as that is how all our products are designed, although it is always good to see the proof in a satisfied customer.”

“In business we have found it is vital to support our customer base as it builds on our established reputation and of course it is also where new orders can be found.”