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New ASME B73.3 / ISO 2858 Sealless Pumps Availability

Modularity = Versatility / Reliability / Safety / Serviceability / Availability

The new HMD Kontro CSA (ASME) / CSI (ISO) sealless pump range, for chemical and industrial processes, is specifically designed for maximum part interchangeability, reduced inventory, ease of onsite servicing and future upgrade.

The new CSA / CSI range is quick to configure, easy to install and maintain a product line that has transformed how we now approach pump order fulfillment.

CSA CSI Availability

As pioneers of the magnetic drive pump, we have continued to develop and improve the technology to satisfy the specific requirements of the chemical industry, while embracing fully the benefits of modular design to cover a wide duty and application base.

The inventive design of the new CSA / CSI pumps enables them to be supplied in a multitude of configurations to exactly suit your application.  The product line is available throughout our global network of Channel Partners and given the enhanced level of inventory that has now also been made available, these units can be built and delivered to you within days for enhanced lead time capability and to meet your delivery needs and expectations.

The new CSA / CSI pumps are also fully supported by an in-house After Market team at HMD Kontro. From assistance with specification, installation and commissioning through to helping you optimise operating efficiency and spare part inventories; our experts are available to help.

Please click through for more information on the new CSA / CSI range including detailed product specifications, animation, podcasts etc.

HMD Kontro Encourages Women In Engineering

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HMD Kontro has been at the forefront of encouraging women to take on engineering roles. We were therefore delighted to feature in the Business Edge magazine published by the Sussex Chamber of Commerce. Jenny Woollett, our HR Manager talks candidly about how HMD Kontro actively pushes for women to take up positions in engineering roles

Women in Engineering

 

That was not all! We also made it to the front cover of the magazine with Jo Whitling, one of our Technical Support Engineers, featuring with a picture taken in the reception area of our Eastbourne headquarters. It’s no secret that historically engineering has been a male-dominated industry, but HMD Kontro is helping to change this by encouraging more women to take up engineering, with the career opportunities it opens up.

 

HMD Kontro is a member of Women in Engineering Society (WES)

The Sussex Chamber of Commerce produces the Business Edge magazine six times a year. The April/May issue centres on the topic of Employment and Skills. As a company we actively push for women to take up engineering positions. Jenny discusses this in detail and also talks about how HMD Kontro became a member of the Women in Engineering Society (WES) in 2019.

This is a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists, which offers inspiration, support and professional development. Several employees from the company have been given annual individual WES membership so that they can reap as much as possible from this prestigious society, which boasts the largest network of women engineers in the UK. It highlights that HMD Kontro is fully committed to supporting WES in its campaign for gender diversity in engineering.

 

Women in engineering bring a diversity of skills and approaches

The article features two of those who perfectly highlight the increasing role that women are playing in engineering at HMD Kontro, namely Hannah Verrall, our Aftermarket Manager and Jo Whitling. They have been working for the company for nine and thirteen years respectively and are testament to HMD Kontro’s supportive culture. Both outline how they are able to have a well-balanced work and home life having young families. They come from contrasting backgrounds bringing a diversity of skills, approaches and opinions.

 

Hannah Verrall training to be a Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Hannah chose to study engineering at Cardiff University and is now training to be a Chartered Engineer (CEng). She joined HMD Kontro as a postgraduate with two years experience and now manages a team of six. CEng is an internationally recognised qualification, which will emphasise her professional competence and commitment as an engineer. Attaining this status will put her into a very select group. Current statistics suggest that less than 13% of all engineers are women with only 5% of registered engineers and technicians being female, which includes those having achieved Chartered (CEng) status.

 

Jo Whitling becomes an Engineering Technician (EngTech)

The article also features Jo Whitling, who always knew her career would involve doing something technical. Five years ago, an opportunity arose at HMD Kontro to train as an EngTech and Jo jumped at this. This qualification is a formal recognition of engineering skills and competence and a vital stepping stone towards becoming an Incorporated Chartered Engineer. In September 2020, Jo started an Electrical Installation course, which she hopes to complete soon.

 

Talks and workshops about ‘Women in Engineering’

Jo also went into Hastings College to talk about ‘Women in Engineering’ to the students before the pandemic. This is something that Jo and Hannah plan to continue and are looking forward to hearing from local schools and colleges who would be interested in talks and workshops once the restrictions are lifted.

 

Opportunities for female engineers with HMD Kontro

HMD Kontro is always looking towards recruiting more women in the roles of apprentices and engineers. For more details and a current list of vacancies at HMD Kontro and to register your interest if an opportunity becomes available, please visit: hmdkontro.com/recruitment. The Business Edge magazine article can be seen by going to pages 20 and 21 here: https://issuu.com/distinctivepublishing/docs/be60

Channel Partner Focus – UK: AVTPUMP

AVTPUMP - Channel Partner

AVTPUMP was formed in 1997 and has been a Tier 1 Channel Partner for HMD Kontro and Sundyne for over a decade now. The Company specialises in rotating equipment management, site services, training, supply and repair for a wide range of industry sectors including:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical
  • Power Generation
  • Food & Beverage
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Water & Waste
  • General Industry

AVTPUMP offers high-quality, local facilities across the UK for new pump specification and supply, pump repairs, pump upgrades, and technical support. All major designs of pump are supported.  However, their specialism for Sealless equipment is key to the relationship with HMD Kontro.

AVTPUMP are not limited in the pumps that can be repaired or restricted by those relationships in place, ensuring they are uniquely independent offering the right pump for the duty every time where the HMD Kontro and ANSIMAG pumps are real problem solvers and meet the reliability focussed needs of the end-user customers.

The Company’s fully trained engineers and technical support staff are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring availability, whenever the need arises, to support processes and to ensure that pumps always perform.  A large stock holding of both HMD Kontro and ANSIMAG pumps enables them to be flexible and dynamic in support of customers to provide a quick response.  The extensive spares holding pushes this further with regular cases of repairs in under 24 hours and stock being shipped same day to support on-site requirements.

 

 

The AVPUMP team provide extensive training for both customers and their own apprentice scheme.  One of the apprentices, Liam, can be seen in this video passing his GT pump assessment.

Tony Gales, Managing Director of AVTPUMP, said: “The partnership between AVTPUMP and HMD Kontro has been a long and successful one bringing the highest OEM quality pump products to end-users with the local support needed to ensure the levels of service we expect of ourselves as a team and as required by the industry.”

Still Not Sure About Switching to Sealless?

See what you know – Read this article at Fluid Handling Pro

As much as sealless pumps are very much a proven technology, some specifiers in the chemical industry remain cautious about making the changeover from conventional sealed pumps.

Magnetic drive pumps have evolved to become a cost-effective and above all safe option for the transfer of fluids including those that are toxic, pungent, extremely hot or cold, corrosive or otherwise hazardous.

Often seen as the more expensive choice, when looked at as a whole-life proposition, sealless pumps are in fact a highly cost-effective alternative.

Fluid Handling Pro Article

Click the image above to read the full article on the Fluid Handling Pro website.

The latest article at Fluid Handling Pro, contributed by our own Darren Martin, examines how different pumps measure up across the issues faced by modern process plant operators and invites you to take a second look at sealless pumps.

Learn more at: https://fluidhandlingpro.com/fit-for-purpose-sealless-may-be-the-best-pumps-for-your-plant/

The Latest CSA / CSI Pumps

Compliance & Creativity Combine

Representing a leap in design and technology, our recently launched CSA / CSI range takes a modular approach to combining performance with durability and versatility while ensuring compliance to industry and regulatory ASME and ISO standards.

We have successfully created a range of pumps that are not only compliant with all relevant regulations, but also encompass the very latest in magnetic drive pump technology, material and technical advances, plus the accumulation of over seventy years of specialist sealless pump experience and expertise since we first invented the concept.

CSA1 - K5 - SM & CC - NEMA - NO BPLT

 

CSA Modularity = Versatility / Reliability / Safety / Serviceability / Availability

The new CSA and CSI Frame 1 sealless horizontal end suction centrifugal pumps for chemical and industrial processes, are specifically designed for maximum part interchangeability, for reduced inventory, for ease of onsite servicing and upgrade.  The CSA / CSI range has been developed to maximise uptime while delivering cost savings through improved lead times and efficiencies.

The new CSA / CSI pumps are available now from a network of trusted reseller HMD Kontro Channel Partners fully supported by an in-house After Market team. From assistance with installation and commissioning through to helping you optimise operating efficiency and spare part inventories, our experts are available to help

Please click here for more information on the new CSA / CSI range including detailed product specifications, then contact us for where you can purchase or with any questions.

Think Sealless Solutions – Why Sealless is the Solution

We have the Know How.  Of course, we always like to say yes to our customers, but they seem to like it when we say no!:

 

Sealless pumps have no mechanical seals or seal support systems and only a single fully trapped gasket that ensures the integrity of the system, even at high temperatures and pressures.

The mean time between failure (MTBF) for sealless magnetic drive pumps is typically three times longer than for mechanically sealed pumps. 

As the first in the world to develop the concept of the magnetic drive pump, we have combined cutting-edge technology with over seventy years of expertise and experience in sealless pumps to provide you with complete peace of mind.

Please contact us and ask for our Know How Guide to Sealless Pumps or see www.hmdkontro.com/think-sealless

Self Priming Sealless – Ideal for Offloading Applications

The SPGS pump is a self-priming magnetic drive pump designed for the reliable transfer of liquids ranging from water and benign fluids to hazardous and toxic substances.

These sealless pumps, which have the significant benefit of being leak-free, are particularly suitable for offloading liquids where total containment is crucial including emptying sumps, road and rail tankers etc.

SPGS Pump

Benefits of the SPGS pump include low running costs, simple installation and ease of maintenance plus general compliance with all specifications required by recognised industry sectors.

The SPGS covers a hydraulic range that is split between two frame sizes with differential head capabilities up to 52m / 170ft and flow rates up to 25 m³/hr / 110gpm. Standard construction is stainless steel with silicon carbide internal bearings and options of Alloy 20 or Alloy C with PTFE gaskets available.

For further details please see: hmdkontro.com/spgs

Less Is More – When Less Means More

A simple business case:  Sealless magnetic drive pumps mean less cost and more savings, leading to greater competitive advantage.  In addition to significantly reduced costs, sealless, magnetic drive pumps bring savings in time, resources, skill sets, ongoing maintenance and also reduce the potential for lost production. They also reduce health and safety risk, and potential damage to the environment.

Making cost savings is essential to help improve profitability. Ideally, you need to cut costs faster than your competitors.  Increased competitiveness and profitability will not be made by small savings alone. You need to cut large elements of cost. To achieve this, a step-change in the technology you utilise is required.  The adoption of sealless pumps can make those savings:

 

 

When Less Means More

  • Less Time More Savings:  Time is money.  Magnetic drive pumps save the time of personnel, and money, throughout their life.
  • Less Complication More Simplicity:  Specifying magnetic drive pumps is easier.  Because there are no seals or seal support systems, plus all of the associated ancillaries, utilities, connections, instrumentation etc.
  • Less Risk More Peace of Mind: Safety first.  There is no potential for leaks or emissions, to cause environmental damage or harm to staff, visitors and the wider public by using sealless pumps.

 

Have you recently considered the cost savings and safety benefits of sealless pumps?  You may be surprised at how often sealless is now the solution, and how making a step-change in your process technology could reduce cost and so benefit your business.

We have a passion to inform the process industry about this engineering revolution and the benefits of magnetic drive pumps. Contact us today to learn more.

Think Sealless System – Why are HMD Kontro magnetic drive pumps different?

We have manufactured only sealless pumps since 1947 and so the design is specific and not a modified mechanically sealed pump.  They are made to a very robust design and engineered to last and to perform.

 

The containment shell of an HMD Kontro Sealless Pump is either of welded construction to ASME VIII pressure vessel standards with a thicker and guaranteed wall thickness or is the latest composite ZeroLoss® shell. The latter resulting in improved efficiency and reduced equipment life cycle costs.

Other magnetic drive pumps usually have hydroformed / deep-drawn shells, which are much thinner and weaker than the HMD Kontro design.  Rotating parts in our pumps are dynamically balanced ensuring smooth, quiet operation and longevity.

The magnets are fully encapsulated on the outer magnet ring, ensuring their protection from being chipped during pump re- assembly and against corrosion from the pumped liquid in the unlikely event of containment shell breach. It also means that the component can be easily cleaned in usual workshop conditions.

HMD Kontro pumps utilise a modular cartridge, which can reduce maintenance time considerably. This method of construction means that there are many common components for each product line throughout the HMD Kontro portfolio, reducing the need for a large stock of spare parts in a multiple pump installation.

Sealless pumps don’t leak, meaning that they can help reduce process inefficiencies, maximise output and minimise the risks posed to your process environment by hazardous and volatile materials.

Think HMD Kontro Sealless – Click here to learn more.

Successful EHS Audit

HMD Kontro has recently had a successful Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) audit at its Eastbourne headquarters. The audit proves that the company is operating responsibly, safeguarding its employees and protecting the environment.

EHS Laptop Image

 

Surveillance 2 Audit carried out by Lloyds Register

The Surveillance 2 audit was conducted remotely (via Microsoft Teams) by Lloyds Register for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) and ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems) standards. The aim was to assess the continued compliance of the Environmental, Health and Safety Management System of HMD Kontro against the above standards as defined in the audit planning documentation.

 

Continual improvement at HMD Kontro

The Lead Assessor acknowledged improvements that had been introduced recently, managed by David Watson who took up the post as EHS and Facilities Manager in January 2020. It was also noted that the introduction and utilisation of the Health & Safety representatives to conduct the monthly inspections along with the safety stand-down, proved immensely effective and worked very well for the business. The auditor went on to add that these new and innovative ideas will create a better environment and will improve the business performance going forward.

 

 The report concluded that:

  • The business has continued to operate during the Covid pandemic and has revised its manufacturing processes and office risk assessments (RAs) and working practices (working from home) to manage and navigate the business through this very challenging and difficult period.
  • The business has implemented, and continued to maintain and provide adequate resources to support and update their Environmental, Health and Safety Management System and management processes.
  • The management system was demonstrated to be effectively implemented and compliant with the requirements of the standards assessed.
  • Sufficient evidence was seen during the assessment to recommend the continued certification for HMD Kontro, being subject to Lloyds Register (LR) Technical Review.

 

ISO 14001 – incorporating environmental issues into business management

ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. HMD Kontro is delighted to have been successful in this recent audit, which demonstrates that our EMS is fully operational and effective and that continual improvement is being achieved.

It also demonstrates our compliance with future statutory and regulatory requirements and our commitment to increased leadership involvement and engagement of employees. This assists in helping us to achieve our strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business management.

For more information about the EHS audit, please contact us and David will be pleased to respond.

Think Sealless System – Why are magnetic drive pumps different?

A sealless pump is similar to a conventional centrifugal pump, but without packed glands or mechanical seals. The dynamic seal that would normally be used to seal the impeller shaft is instead replaced by a static containment shell, or shroud, to form a completely sealed liquid end or pressure boundary.

 

Prime mover energy is transmitted to the sealed liquid end and the impeller by a bank of external magnets, which pass force through the containment shell to the impeller shaft.

Mechanical seals are designed to leak, maintaining their sealing capability by leaking small amounts of fluid as a means of keeping the seal faces lubricated. This leakage then reaches the environment as either liquid or vapour via a process referred to as fugitive emission.

Why would you buy a pump that leaks?!  Mechanical seals are widely regarded as the weakest point in any pumping system accounting for a high proportion of all pump failures, the remainder being leakage through static seals such as gaskets / O rings and bearing failure.  It follows that if you eliminate the problem, you eliminate the failures and save costs.

Furthermore, seals, like bearings, must wear. As they wear, the seal faces lose their effectiveness and liquid loss through the seal increases. These fugitive emissions can be costly, resulting in lost time and money, as well as decreased worksite safety.

Sealless pumps don’t leak, meaning that they can help reduce process inefficiencies, maximise output and minimise the risks posed to your process environment and people including from hazardous and volatile materials.

Without seals, which will ultimately fail, requiring expensive maintenance, sealless magnetic drive pumps represent a cost-effective and highly reliable alternative to traditional sealed pump designs.

Think Sealless – Click here to learn more.

Performance Under Pressure!

When the pressure is high, such as in densitometer sampling and similar applications, the high pressure HPGSP range are the perfect pumps.

Original equipment manufacturers worldwide have discovered the benefits of the HPGSP pump when checking the quality of the product passing down a high-pressure pipeline. The pump is used on these densitometer skids to take a sample of the fluid out of the main product pipeline, which can be up to 2m / 80” in diameter, and return it after analysis.

Many of these pipelines and metering stations can be located in remote regions. Therefore, a pump with no mechanical seals or seal support systems, with non-wearing silicon carbide bushes and a duty point that, once the pump is set, does not need adjustment, is great from a service viewpoint. The HPGSP pumps are fully compliant with the requirements of API 685.

The HPGSP pump’s ability to withstand high system pressures, together with its sealless construction, providing enhanced safety in operation, means that the HPGSP eliminates the need for expensive callouts, downtime and repairs associated with mechanical seals, which can be very expensive for this application.

The HPGSP range is a comprehensive family of pumps able to withstand high system pressures up to 185 bar / 2700 psi and flow rates of 290 m3/h / 1500 USgpm, suitable for applications involving volatile products such as crude oil, diesel, jet fuel, condensate, propane, as well as other similar petrochemical products.

For further details and to download a brochure on the HPGSP, please see https://hmdkontro.com/products/hmd-kontro-hpgsp-high-pressure-oh2-api-685-general-service-petroleum-sealless-magnetic-drive-pump/

New CSA / CSI Range in the Top 2020

Modern Pumping Today Magazine includes the CSA / CSI in its 2020 List of Top Products

 

We are pleased to advise that our new range of CSA / CSI pumps, launched last year, has been included in the list of top products of 2020 by Modern Pumping Today magazine.

MPT Top 2020 Product Award

 

Modern Pumping Today’s Editor J. Campbell said: “The staff at Modern Pumping Today takes a close look at new or newly enhanced pump technology and we examine products that best address the industry’s needs for efficiency, reliability and innovation.  Recent enhancements to CSA / CSI pumps extend the value proposition for a proven pump that’s widely deployed around the globe.  We’re pleased to add HMD Kontro’s sealless magnetic drive pumps to our list of Top Products.”

In reply, Colin Guppy, Sundyne’s Chief Commercial Officer  “Modern Pumping Today Magazine’s endorsement further validates the reputation of the CSA / CSI line for the chemical, petrochemical and general industrial markets.  The pump’s modular design makes it easier for our distributors to build exactly what our customers need, and get it to them faster, easier and less expensively.  We thank Modern Pumping Today for recognising these strengths, and we are honoured to be included in the 2020 Top Products list.”

For further information on the new CSA / CSI range including product literature, an animated video and podcasts, please see www.hmdkontro.com/csa.

Think Sealless NOW – There has never been a better time

NOW is the time to specify and to install sealless magnetic drive pumps.

How long is it since you evaluated the considerable cost savings and safety benefits of sealless pumps against the traditional type of pump, which depend upon seals, with their inherent risk of leaks, to maintain integrity and contain your product? If it is some while, you may be surprised at how often sealless is now the solution, and how making a step change in your process technology could now benefit your business.

HMD Kontro has always been at the forefront of innovation, which is aimed at delivering what the industry needs.  We offer a design and an upgrade service backed up by our commitment to get products to the market faster than ever.

 

 

Moving with technological advances in new materials and composites

We pride ourselves on moving with latest technology advancements.  Recent innovations have included using new materials including composites to increase the efficiency of sealless pumps and increase their overall robustness. One example is the use of PEEK composite materials in our ZeroLoss® containment shell, which also reduces equipment life cycle costs. Our award winning VapourView® gas in liquid detector is at the forefront of innovation and offers complete sealless pump security.

 

What you can expect from sealless magnetic drive pumps

  • Capex and operational cost savings
  • Compliance to all international safety standards
  • Minimal servicing and maintenance
  • Greater safety for your personnel
  • Protection of the environment
  • More uptime and less downtime

These are just 6 reasons why NOW is the time to change or to upgrade your pumps.  Just let us know which of your pumps or processes needs improvement. This could be in terms of efficiency, reliability, environmental aspects and/or from a health and safety perspective. We are confident that we can provide a solution to any pump issues that you might have.

 

How can HMD Kontro help you with your future pump requirements?

Contact us now for more information on our range of sealless magnetic drive pumps to take your pumping operations into the next generation.

https://hmdkontro.com/contact-us/

Doing Your Duty – GSA/GSI

GSA/GSI Versatile Pumps Cover a Wide Duty Range

Three frame sizes allow the GSA / GSI range to be suitable for a wide duty range:

  • Flows to 305 m³/hr / 1346 gpm
  • Heads to 140 m / 459 ft
  • Temperatures to 315°C / 600°F

The GSA (ASME) and GSI (ISO DIN) are a range of versatile general service pumps designed to cover a wide duty and application base. They use the minimum of pump models by maximising component interchangeability. With their sealless design and total product containment, these pumps are suitable for toxic, aggressive, higher temperature, crystallising, hydrocarbon and petrochemical, plus valuable products.

 

 

Features of the GSA/GSI range of pumps

  • Three frame sizes for broad flow / head coverage
  • High efficiency wet ends
  • Choice of various metallic materials of construction
  • One fully confined casing gasket to eliminate ‘Blowout’
  • Various pump build and connection options
  • Conformance to ASME and ISO standards

The GSA (ASME) and GSI (ISO DIN) products cover a hydraulic range split between three frame sizes: 0, I and II. The pumps are available with a range of Synchronous Magnet Drives rated to match prime mover performance which means specifications of all denominations can be catered for.

This heavy-duty line of general service sealless magnetic drive, end suction pumps, with their capacity to work within a temperature range -40 to 600°F /-40 to 315°C,

comply with specifications and industry standards required by the oil, gas, petroleum and chemical industries.

 

For more information and to learn why the GSA/GSI pumps can perform the duty you need please see: www.hmdkontro.com

IMechE Accreditation Via a Virtual Visit

IMechE Accreditation Via a Virtual Visit

HMD Kontro recently had a virtual visit from IMechE to reaccredit our Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS). The successful outcome was a reaccreditation for three years without any conditions attached. It was recognised by the assessors that the scheme requires a lot of time, effort and resources and is clearly enthusiastically supported by HMD Kontro’s Management. Also of note was HMD Kontro’s understanding in all departments of the Engineering Council’s UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) relating to Developing Engineers (DEs) as well as a desire to encourage and develop new talent. The level of technology that a graduate is exposed to at HMD Kontro goes far beyond what most graduates would normally experience. DEs are regularly assessed with the training moulded to fit both the graduate and company requirements.

 

 

An association with IMechE going back to 2013

Our association with IMechE started in August 2013 when we contacted Claire Maycock, the IMechE Business Development Manager for Greater London & South Eastern Regions. We wanted to investigate the benefits of the Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS) as a route for graduates to become professionally registered as either Incorporated Engineers (IEng) or Chartered Engineers (CEng). Normally it takes a minimum of seven years engineering experience for a graduate to achieve chartered engineer status but being registered on an accredited scheme, such as the IMechE MPDS Scheme, can significantly reduce the time to just three years for IEng registration and four years for CEng registration. Our application was successful with our scheme being registered under PDS 898 on 31 July 2015. HMD Kontro hosted its first successful IMechE MPDS Scheme Accreditation Panel visit on 16 March 2017.

 

HMD Kontro staff appointments for the scheme

  • HR Manager appointed MPDS Scheme Owner
  • IMechE Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO) appointed MPDS Scheme Administrator
  • Senior Engineering Manager appointed MPDS Scheme Champion

 

Scheme Champion ensures the graduates meet the registration requirements

The role of the Scheme Champion is to ensure that the DEs have sufficient departmental rotations to enable them to meet the registration requirements set out in the UK-SPEC. These cover 5 generic areas of competence and commitment.

  1. Knowledge and understanding
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products
  3. Responsibility, management or leadership
  4. Communication and inter-personal skills
  5. Professional commitment

 

History of HMD Kontro with IMechE

  • 8 Developing Engineers (DEs) have been registered on HMD’s scheme (4 being one-year Industrial Placement students
  • 1 DE is currently working towards CEng registration outside of the scheme via the normal route to membership
  • 5 have registered as IEng
  • 23 employees have been registered as Engineering Technicians (EngTech)

 

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is an independent professional association, which has been at the heart of the mechanical engineering profession since 1847. It has 120,000 members in 140 countries throughout the world. IMechE aims to improve the world by developing engineers, promoting engineering and encouraging innovation. At the heart of their philosophy is the belief that engineering excellence requires excellent engineers.

HMD Kontro as a company is able to benchmark employee progress through our professional registration with IMechE. This we believe allows us to attract and retain the best engineers confident in the knowledge that they have been independently assessed and reviewed by their peers.

 

Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS)

IMechE assesses and accredits company graduate schemes to ensure the right opportunities are available, and that mentoring and feedback opportunities are in place for engineers to apply to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) after their initial professional development. Regular reporting with feedback is aligned to the five Engineering Council UK-SPEC competence areas.

 

EngTech Apprenticeship Scheme (ETAS)

Additionally, HMD Kontro has an IMechE accredited EngTech Apprenticeship Scheme (ETAS) first approved by the IMechE on 28 October 2015 for three years under IMechE Scheme Number ET212, and backdated two years and reapproved on 28 October 2018 for a further three years. Any apprentice that joins HMD is eligible to join the scheme and upon successful completion of their IMechE approved modern/advanced apprenticeship can apply for registration through the EngTech approved route scheme.

There is a short write-up about HMD’s EngTech community in the IMechE’s APPRENTICE NEWS: February 2018 Newsletter published online that may be viewed at: https://imecheemails.org/3X32-CT0U-682Z8XY659/cr.aspx

Click the links to find out more about HMD Kontro and IMechE.

Peak Performance

Maximise pump operation, safety, reliability, uptime and ROI (return on investment) with Peak Performance, our new shared best practice initiative.Chemical and industrial applications demand consistent high performance from rotating equipment.  Our pumps meet the highest levels of quality and performance, often operating in the harshest environments. In addition, they are able to handle the challenges posed by extreme temperatures, high pressures, volatile, aggressive and corrosive liquids.

Our pumps are designed to provide peak performance while working under the harshest conditions, achieving the highest levels of reliability and safety. HMD Kontro magnetic drive pumps also deliver cost savings delivering long MTBF and more production uptime.

Our Peak Performance scheme, supported by our selected Channel Partners, provides a highly responsive, elite service-based solution, both on and off site so:

  • Reducing plant operational issues
  • Improving plant and personnel safety
  • Increasing mean time between failure
  • Improving pump reliability and efficiency
  • Reducing capital cost and maintenance spend
  • Maximising plant uptime and profitability

Hot, aggressive, volatile or valuable liquids being pumped around a plant represent risks to the health and safety of both plant personnel and the environment and so it is of the utmost importance that you know that the equipment is not only the best it can be when it is installed, but that it is also maintained, serviced and upgraded regularly to keep it operating at its peak performance and safety capabilities.

Through the Peak Performance initiative, we have combined our high quality pumps with the service, expertise, training, technology and innovative product upgrade offerings you need, to create an elite service solution and support network.  That is dedicated to sharing best practice by identifying and implementing pump and process solutions through on and off site servicing and maintenance, monitoring and reporting, with ongoing improvement recommendations.

To find out more please email info@hmdkontro.com.

Think Sealless – WHO

Sealless is Suitable for You

Engineers need, and indeed Industrial regulations often require, rock solid, dependable and reliable performance from pumping equipment. Magnetic drive sealless pumps are suitable for handling a whole variety of liquids from benign to very hazardous.

Whatever the process, sealless pumps could be for you. They prevent leaks and emissions, ensuring safety, and provide reliability and high performance.

 

Sealless pumps designed and built to the unique requirements of your industry

  • Chemicals – pumping numerous liquid types including those that are extremely hazardous, toxic, corrosive, carcinogenic, aggressive and within Industries such as; chlor-alkali and agrochemical
  • Industrial – water transfer, hot oils, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, wastewater and oil
  • Oil & Gas – onshore facilities and offshore platforms demand high levels of reliability including operations on the high seas and for transfer duties
  • Water & Waste – circulation and irrigation, making plants reliable, safe, cost-effective and environmentally compliant
  • Power generation – including the movement of fuel oil and for auxiliary purposes including cooling and lubrication as well as in R&D applications
  • Utilities – industries require pumps for the provision of additional services, such as heat,  extremely hot water, cold water and cleaning media, such as caustic soda for CIP systems, so processes can be performed efficiently, quickly and safely

 

Pumps designed to suit your application for optimal performance

Whatever your application, you require robust and reliable pumps appropriate to your specifications. You need the optimal pump for your application for complete safety and reliability. You need pumps with minimal downtime due to simplicity in design and a requirement for minimal maintenance and maximum uptime.  You need Sealless pumps from HMD Kontro.

For more information about sealless magnetic drive pumps for your application, contact us. Think Sealless – we are confident that we have the right solution for you.

Making Low Flow More Efficient

The GSPLF pump is a versatile and highly efficient pump for the safe processing and handling of hazardous and valuable hydrocarbons and chemicals. It combines the proven technologies of Sundyne Barske Wheel hydraulics and the HMD Kontro sealless magnetic drive.

Developed to fill a gap in the market for a high-efficiency low flow magnetic drive centrifugal pump with a single stage high head capability, this pump fills the slot perfectly. The GSPLF meets and in many cases exceeds the requirements of API 685 and has full ATEX compliance, making it ideal for chemical and hydrocarbon processing applications.

Efficiency in the low specific speed regime

Barske Wheel pumps from Sundyne are designed to provide efficiency in the low specific speed regime, which is often referred to as a low flow, high head application. The desired performance is guaranteed due to the pumps having an open impeller with straight blades and a tapered conical diffuser. When compared with traditional back-swept Francis vane impellers, this combination produces a considerably higher head factor (ratio of developed head to theoretical head).

 

Benefits of the HMD Kontro GSPLF Pump:

  • Single basic frame size to suit power requirements
  • Suction tuned inducers for low NPSHa conditions
  • Reduced radial and axial bearing loads
  • Barske Wheel hydraulics for optimum efficiency in low specific speed (Ns) applications
  • Removable diffuser for simple rerating to different process conditions – no costly machining

 

Reliability, design flexibility and optimal efficiency

The pumps deliver in terms of reliability, design flexibility and optimal efficiency, ensuring trouble-free, safe and environmentally conscious plant operation. Another advantage is the flexibility in the diffuser and impeller combination, which can easily be rerated should the duty point change without the requirement to replace the pressure casing.

 

Design Features of the GSPLF Pump

  • Low Specific Speed Best Fit Hydraulics and Optional Inducers for low NPSH
  • Removable Diffuser – simple rerating and can be converted easily onsite
  • Generous Clearances – eliminate potential performance degradation often associated with Wear Ring designs
  • Low Bearing Loads – semi-open impeller design reduces radial and axial bearing loads on a product lubricated internal bearing system

 

Multiple build and instrumentation options

The build options for the GSPLF pump include ZeroLoss® Containment Shell, Secondary Control system, Secondary Containment system, external filtration, inducers and NACE compliant materials. Instrumentation options include Power Control Monitor, RTD temperature sensing, secondary housing monitoring (liquid or pressure) and VapourView®.

 

The GSPLF pump is helping the environment

With stricter demands for the safety and welfare of both personnel and the environment being imposed, HMD Kontro sealless pumps are playing an increasingly important role. Innovative magnet drive technology is enabling more efficient and powerful pumps to be developed and built, widening the application scope of this innovative pump format.

For further information, and to learn why the GSPLF sealless pump could be suitable for your low flow / high head application please visit the HMD Kontro GSPLF page.

ZeroLoss® For Maximum Gain

Composite Containment Shells for Sealless Pumps

Improved efficiency and reduced pump life cycle costs are just two of the benefits of the revolutionary ZeroLoss® containment shell, which is constructed from an engineered composite.

Eddy current heating is a common issue with sealless rotating equipment and the ZeroLoss® shell works to eliminate this in an HMD Kontro magnetic drive pump, providing significant cost savings, increased safety and environmental benefits.

 

Zeroloss Shell

 

ZeroLoss® Shell Benefits

The ZeroLoss® containment shell is engineered from a proprietary material, which was originally developed for use in the construction of modern, high-tech aircraft. This low mass material blend offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Higher efficiency ratings and lower operational costs
  • Potential to reduce motor size and space savings
  • Improved handling of liquefied gases and heat sensitive liquids
  • More robustness in closed discharge conditions
  • Greater tolerance of partial dry run conditions
  • Resistance to a wide range of chemicals

To discover more of the benefits of the ZeroLoss® Containment Shell, please visit: https://hmdkontro.com/zeroloss/