State-of-the-art cooling technology supplied by Fareham-based Aqua Cooling, is firing up to help put some of the world’s newest oil-rig pumps to the test.
The innovative company, which last year won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its new leak prevention system, recently installed its ground-breaking pump system at energy sector engineering group Hayward Tyler’s Luton Centre of Excellence headquarters in a deal worth £200,000.
Designed as an energy-efficient, cost-effective alternative to traditional cooling methods, Aqua’s bespoke system removes up to two megawatts of waste energy produced from the testing of new and prototype performance-critical fluid-filled pump motors.
The pump motors, destined for use on high profile projects including offshore oil-rigs and located in some of the world’s most challenging marine environments, operate using up to eight megawatts of input power and can generate extreme levels of heat.
During essential testing Hayward Tyler relies on Aqua’s new equipment to maintain the pumps at a maximum temperature of 25 degrees Centigrade, dissipating the heat as it is produced.
Aqua’s new cooling system has increased Hayward Tyler’s overall test capabilities.
Simon Davis, Aqua Cooling sales director, said: ‘We are very happy that, after extensive client consultation, Aqua was able to provide environmentally-friendly technology that not only does its job to a high-quality standard but has also saved Hayward Tyler hundreds of thousands of pounds.
‘Our Cooling Tower and Associated Pumping System is suitable for use in a wide range of motorised pump applications.