Phase one allows the testing of special pump units on dedicated test beds. There is also an area for non standard and API pumps with flow rates of up to 1000gpm (4500 l/min). The 125 kW bed has been used to test pumps at pressures up to 120 bar to date. An offline cooler circuit can be used to maintain a constant temperature.

Phase two of the project will involve moving the existing test equipment for Varley’s standard pumps into the new area and adding data capture to all test parameters to allow them to be logged and monitored for unattended testing.
Varley Pumps, a division of the Hayward Tyler Group, manufactures double helical gear pumps for oil transfer, processing and forced lubrication applications. The range includes bespoke pump systems, twin set pump units and a range of standard pumps.