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The requirements of refineries are both demanding and unique. We understand that a totally different approach is required to these environments and the risks associated with working within them. That is why all of our engineers are trained to work in such environments and understand the working practices commonly used.

Whether it is the need for spark arrestors and chalwyn valves in zoned areas, or understanding what items cannot be brought onto site or into specific locations, our experience and training ensures that simple, but potentially dangerous, errors do not occur.

Not only is the working environment a key consideration but the applications within refineries are often quite complex and mission critical. Again, our extensive experience means that we are able to advise on the best pumps and accessories configuration whether the requirement is for the movement of large volumes of water, protection of the site with a fire main or perhaps the transfer of hazardous or viscous fluids.

With a network of depots across the UK, we are close enough to be able to give you the service demanded of a local supplier but large enough to be able to draw upon a national stockholding of pumps and accessories and expertise and experience of our engineering teams.

Disaster management on refineries and industrial applications includes the prevention of spillages, equipment breakdown but perhaps most crucially – fires. At Sykes Pumps, we regularly provide customers with temporary fire installations when their existing systems break down or require maintenance. Although we are renowned for supplying equipment, we also have the expertise to conduct tests which help ensure our solution satisfies a client’s intended programme.

Our high performance units are ideal for specialist use and designed to meet a wide range of duties and requirements. Our range includes medium and high head pumps and pumps capable of moveing in excess of 220l/s, making them extremely well-suited to emergency situations where vast quantities of water are needed.

We understand that our pumps may have to be modified to a flooded suction configuration in order to be compatible with original fire protection arrangement. This allows vital repairs to take place without leaving an application exposed to the risk of fire. With unrivalled levels of experience in delivering and installing alternative pumps, we are able to keep refineries and similar resources online when they might otherwise have to shut down for a period of time.

When new storage tanks and cylinders are manufactured, they must be scrupulously assessed prior to being commissioned. Whether these are designed to contain liquids or compressed gases, it is imperative that they are checked for faults and potential leakages. By hydraulically testing pipework and main components, you can discover problems before it costs you money, resources and the time to rectify any issue.

Our pumps are frequently used to ensure pressure vessels are fit for purpose, and drive water through plumbing, boilers and mechanical systems to detect unwanted outflow. Compression tightness can also be analysed by shutting off a supply valve and checking to see if there is a subsequent loss in pressure. These processes are generally carried out to verify safety standards have been adhered to, and that tanks and pipes can withstand long-term use.

Our vastly experienced engineers are capable of determining the best pumping system for your premises, irrespective of its use or purpose. We will appraise, advise, deliver and implement all equipment needed to assist your procedure and pledge to have processed all enquiries within a four hour time frame. To arrange a free site survey conducted by a seasoned professional or to discuss the advantages of pump hire, call us now on 0800 211 611.

Sykes Pumps aid fire installation
At Sykes Pumps, we continually update our products and regularly add new innovations to our fleet to ensure we always have the most advanced units within the industry. Our continual investment in new pumps was once again highlighted by the launch of a new medium head pump – the 150/100 Super wispa. This was designed and manufactured with general purpose applications in mind – particularly open mines and quarries – making it ideal for awkward locations [...]
National Grid development requires substitute fire pumps
In order to keep up with an increased demand for liquefied natural gas in the UK, there has been a subsequent requirement for more storage and refinery facilities. So when a private contractor working on the expansion of an existing site sought temporary fire pumps while its permanent system underwent maintenance, Sykes Pumps were asked to design an appropriate solution. A thorough servicing programme was due to be initiated which meant every single permanent pump would [...]
Blast furnace in North-East requires substitute pump
At Sykes Pumps, we pride ourselves on delivering bespoke pump solutions tailored to the precise requirements of our clients. From transporting slurry or wastewater to installing replacement fire systems during a period of maintenance, our broad range of equipment ensures that every demand can be accommodated. Recently, a customer based in North Yorkshire approached us in search of a temporary pump following the failure of their installed unit, which provided water under pressure to support their [...]
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