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SPX introduces its improved multi stage pump

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

ClydeUnion Pumps, an SPX brand, has developed the CUP-BB3, an axially split, multi stage, double volute heavy duty pump designed for high pressure and high speed service. The pump, which complies with the latest edition of API 610 standards, is designed for reliability in arduous applications, easy maintenance and long service intervals.

The CUP-BB3 has a large global installed base, particularly in downstream oil and gas applications. In response to market demands, prices have been reduced through efficiency savings, and short lead times are now available. In 2014, ClydeUnion Pumps’ BB3 centre of excellence facility achieved 100% on time delivery for the CUP-BB3.

SPX has years of experience within the oil and gas industry and the improvements made to the BB3 pump were based on its close partnership with customers and understanding of their needs. SPX took a number of steps to improve the manufacturing process, including shared knowledge from across its manufacturing sites, new investment in machinery and working with suppliers to ensure a more robust supply chain for key components.

Samuel Eccles, Global Product Manager for the CUP-BB3 line said: “SPX has a clear focus on ensuring product reliability. Any improvements we can make to our product engineering, supply chain and lean manufacturing processes must absolutely ensure this is not compromised. We are equally always listening to what our customers need and striving to improve their experience in all areas of a project on a continuous basis. This pump is particularly strong in downstream applications and we are delighted with being able to offer such significant improvements to our customers in terms of both price and delivery in this important product line.”

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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