Pump specialist and local Sykes distributor Integrated Pump Rental is breaking new floor for customers in corrosive environments, offering a pump resolution that’s constructed completely from stainless-steel.
According to Steve du Toit, rental improvement manager at Integrated Pump Rental. whereas the pumps themselves or pump elements are commonly out there in stainless-steel, the market has not yet made something like this available.
“Our focus on particular buyer necessities, built to order in our fashionable workshop, has led us to develop a fully chrome steel resolution – from the tank and skid to the lifting body and different parts,” says du Toit. “We have seen a particular interest available within the market for this construct design, as customers see the value in having this corrosion resistant materials in all features of the pump set.”
He notes that the preliminary interest has come from the mining sector, where mine water being pumped is commonly acidic. However, he expects additional interest from the chemical and process industries where corrosive liquids are pumped and stored.
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“The design relies on our ‘total solution’ method, the place we think about the complete software and its challenges,” he says. “While the upfront price of stainless steel is clearly larger, the worth gained by the client by way of longevity and reliability far outweigh this.”
Among the purposes is open pit dewatering where there are low pH ranges in the water, as properly as coastal purposes where salt water and air trigger rapid rusting of delicate metal. Integrated Pump Rental has already efficiently placed a chrome steel unit in a coastal application, where it’s performing nicely.
“Different grades of stainless-steel are used within the design, depending on which components have probably the most contact with the acidic medium,” he says. “A vary of supplies is due to this fact employed to swimsuit every utility, and to realize optimal efficiency at the best value.”
This custom engineering is made potential by the company’s range of technical abilities and specialist expertise that resides in its folks. This in-house expertise contains draughting, fabrication and pump meeting, making use of coded welders and qualified boilermakers. Depending on the application, the chrome steel build may be equipped on a road trailer or with a web site trolley.