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FMC, Sulzer Develop New Multi-phase Subsea Pump System

30 August 2012

FMC Technologies Inc and Sulzer Pumps Ltd have developed jointly a new multi-phase pump system designed for harsh subsea applications.

The helico-axial pump is powered by a 3.2 MW permanent magnet motor and can withstand pressures up to 5,000 psi. By using permanent magnet motor technology, FMC says the new pump requires less maintenance while offering greater speed, efficiency, and power for operational flexibility in subsea processing.

Full qualification testing of the subsea pump unit was completed earlier this summer at Sulzer Pumps' purpose built test facility in Leeds, UK.