Rimera Begins Development of Leading-Edge Pumping Equipment in Cooperation with Moscow Aviation Institute

30.01.2013



Moscow Aviation Institute, a leading Moscow-based institution of higher education, and the Rimera Group this past January signed a memorandum of understanding that indicates an intention to cooperate in development of new engineering projects.

Rimera Begins Development of Leading-Edge Pumping Equipment in Cooperation with Moscow Aviation Institute

Rimera Begins Development of Leading-Edge Pumping Equipment in Cooperation with Moscow Aviation Institute

The memorandum provides for joint participation of Rimera Group and MAI engineers in design and fabrication of unique stages for centrifugal pumps manufactured by Alnas, a Rimera company located in Almetyevsk, Tatarstan.
Engineers from Rimera Research and Development (R&D) Center and MAI have designed prototype ESPs. The units are made of powder metal using laser sintering. The technology allows for considerably shorter times required for manufacturing of ESP prototypes and higher quality.
Enhanced pump stages having improved basic pressure performance and energy conversion efficiency indicators help reduce power consumption. The energy conversion efficiency of the stages is increased by 10 to 12 percent on the average. The engineers’ calculations suggest that in the future, this may help increase the pump system’s overall energy conversion efficiency by 7 to 10 percent, with a proportionate increase in power saving.
The units will be tested on an Alnas testing bed in the near future and may enter mass production if successful.
“The cooperation between engineers from Rimera Group R&D Center and MAI will help reduce development time through collaboration using both the research and logistical resources of the mechanical engineering company and one of Russia’s leading institutes.
“We are planning to reduce the time-to-mass-production of innovative pumps having increased energy conversion efficiency which will help our customers cut costs associated with the oil production process,” Konstantin Gribanov, head of Business Development commented on the Rimera-MAI collaborative effort.

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