The Amarinth vertical pump for the Sonatrach refinery about to start final testing.
The Amarinth vertical pump for the Sonatrach refinery about to start final testing.

The replacement pump was required very quickly because of concerns that the refinery could be shut down if a catastrophic failure of the old pump occurred.

Sonatrach wanted the pump to be replaced without changing any of the existing plant or pipework.
 
Amarinth selected one of its T-Series vertical pumps, an industrial pump with an API pedigree, which it could tailor to Sonatrach’s requirements. The UK company designed an oversized mounting plate to enable the new pump to fit directly into the existing plant and also modified various fittings and fixings to suit the existing pipework.
 
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, said: “Our core strength has always been an ability to successfully tailor solutions for our customers’ needs and in this case we are pleased that Sonatrach, an Algerian company, recognised the skills and expertise inherent in British engineering which we are able to deliver anywhere around the world.”