The pumps will be installed at Artenius’s new purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant, which is being built in Sines,
The plant, dubbed the mega PTA plant for its potential to produce one million tonnes of PTA per annum, will be one of the largest of its kind in
East Suffolk-based Amarinth will supply A Series API 610 OH2 and C Series ISO 5199 pumps with installed powers ranging from 5.5kW to 315kW. Variable speed control will allow running speeds of between 1,450rpm and 3,850rpm.
Manufactured from a mix of carbon steel and high-alloy duplex stainless steel, the pumps incorporate a sliding baseplate to alleviate some of the piping loads. According to Amarinth, this baseplate enables the pumps to cope with rapidly changing volumes that would otherwise inject damaging jolts into the plant’s pipework.
Oliver Brigginshaw, managing director of Amarinth, said: ‘Aker Kvaerner has worked on more than 21 PTA facilities spanning more than 20 years and is currently involved in a number of new PTA plants around the world. Based on our contract performance providing the pumps to meet this demanding application, we are looking forward to providing further pumps to Aker Kvaerner and other contractors of new mega plants around the world.’