New pump moves 60 tonnes per hour
After months of research and development, Skaginn 3X is ready to supply Scottish firm Denholm Seafoods with a newly designed multifunctional ValuePump.
The new pump design can handle 60 tonnes of pelagic fish per hour, moving the product 200 metres from the docks to Denholm’s facility in Peterhead through the 16-inch diameter pipe.
"We’ve spent months testing the pump, and I’m pleased to report that it has the proven capacity to convey 60 tonnes per hour over a distance of 200 metres, which is exactly what our clients requested," said Ragnar Arnbjörn Guðmundsson, regional manager for Skaginn 3X. “Most importantly, it handles the product gently along the way, ensuring that the quality of the fish is maintained throughout.”
Based on Archimedes' screw, the ValuePump has been in production by Skaginn 3X since 1994 in various iterations, but last year the company began developing a new design capable of the capacities required by Denholm.
Conveyance is carried out in a liquid medium such as water, fluid ice or an additive solution, flushing the contents towards the outgoing pipe. This enables the system to deliver product to higher elevations without using a propeller.
The pump requires about six times less energy consumption compared to conventional pumps. “Not only will the ValuePump help save energy, but it will also replace trucks used to transport product from the docks to Denholm’s facility,” said Ragnar Arnbjörn Guðmundsson, “making this an environmentally sound enhancement, which is very important to our client.”
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