The 89 000 sq ft facility will be used to test and package ITT’s complex, highly engineered pumps which are used primarily by the global oil and gas, petrochemical and mining industries.
The new building features an 8000 hp performance test facility and was custom designed for testing and final configuration of complex pump packages that can be up to 30 feet long and weigh more than 25 tons. It has a modular floor design for project flexibility and can test pump flows of up to 150 000 gallons per minute. The facility also has a customer observation booth with test gauges and read-outs, computer analysis equipment and video capabilities for customer witness testing.
The expansion was driven primarily by the growth of ITT and its Goulds Pumps brand in the oil and gas industry.
Earlier this year, ITT completed an expansion of its Norman G Gould Technical Center on its Seneca Falls campus, which houses its product engineering and research and development staff.
Denise Ramos, ITT CEO and president, said: “Seneca Falls is a hub of our global energy strategy, and this investment allows us to optimize our manufacturing capabilities to better serve our global customers as we expand our portfolio for the oil and gas as well as the petrochemical and mining industries.”
The new building complements an advanced pump factory that ITT opened last October in South Korea. Together, the two facilities coordinate with ITT’s network of other pump manufacturing and packaging sites to serve customer requirements around the world.
“It’s exciting to see how the significant investments we are making around the world are coming to fruition,” said Aris Chicles, president of ITT’s Industrial Process business. “We are continuing and accelerating our strategy to be the industrial process company that solves our customers most complex technical challenges, and today’s opening signals another advancement in that journey.”