A vertical pump at Aturia's current test room in Milan.
A vertical pump at Aturia's current test room in Milan.

Italy’s Gruppo Aturia SpA is expanding the test room at its main plant in Milan to test both vertical and horizontal pumps for flow rates up to 20 000 m3/h.

In addition to expanding the water sump, which currently has a volume of 1000 m3, the test loop will have a 1.5 MW frequency converter to drive electric motors from 690 to 6600 volts and frequencies up to 60 Hz, to cover a wider range of test requirements.

Gruppo Aturia, which manufactures pumps for water, power generation and oil & gas applications, is producing an increasing number of centrifugal pumps for large flow rates.