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Grundfos fire pumps protect Abu Dhabi oil refinery

Each pump weighs 13 000kgs, is 20.3 metres long and 5.2 metres wide and is made of super duplex stainless steel.

In the event of a fire, the 10 diesel driven, UL and FM approved, vertical fire pumps will help protect the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co facility which handles about 400 000 barrels of oil per day.

The order, which Grundfos secured from Samsung Engineering in 2010, was the largest fire pump project ever handled by Grundfos.

“The key to success was that sales and operations have worked closely together as one team throughout the long period of this order. I am very satisfied with the result and I am confident that this is the first of many more large orders for the fire pump market,” said Andrew Warrington, president of Grundfos Indianapolis.