Designing Amarinth pumps.
Designing Amarinth pumps.

The company is currently pursuing research and development to develop a cost effective and rapid process for the design and manufacture of bespoke best efficiency point (BEP) optimised impellers for use in industrial pumping applications.

Amarinth recently lost funding from the Carbon Trust, an independent not for profit company set up by the UK government which helps businesses cut carbon emissions. It cut the funding as a result of the economic conditions facing the UK.
 
Phase 1 of the Carbon Trust project had already proved that optimised impellers would reduce energy consumption by up to 25% compared to ‘fit-to-curve’ pumps, reducing annual CO2 emissions in Amarinth’s target market by 17,000 tonnes by 2020 and 110,000 tonnes by 2050. Phase 2 had developed efficient vanes and commercially viable pattern equipment and Phase 3, the production of prototype impellers and production testing in Amarinth’s new state-of-the-art test bay facility, was well under way.
 
Amarinth was the lead organisation in the high efficiency centrifugal pump (HEC-pump) consortium working with Furniss & White (Foundries) Ltd and Pera Innovations Ltd, and it is currently leading negotiations to keep the consortium together and complete the project.
 
“We are all very disappointed with this action. The government has clearly stated it wants to invest in UK business and develop export opportunities, particularly in manufacturing. This project will result in the companies in the consortium becoming world leaders in reducing energy use and carbon emissions in pumps, opening up many new business opportunities,“ said Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth and spokesperson for the HEC-pump consortium. "We are still 100% committed to progressing with the project; however; the pace may now have to slow down to spread the additional costs we will have to absorb.”