IRON Pump specialises in the manufacturing of marine pumps, pumps for the offshore industry and for the energy sector.
We have over 100 years of experience in constructing pumps, and we always custom-design our pumps to match exactly the needs and requirements of the task.
No more, no less.
THE DANISH MARITIME FAIR
The Danish Maritime Fair was started in 2014 by the Media Group Maritime Denmark – as a part of Danish Maritime Days.
The Fair is an international forum where ship-owners, organizations and authorities across the borders can meet in Copenhagen every second year.
As a Danish suplier to the maritime industries, we take pride in being part of this event.
Under intense conditions at sea, safety is not to be compromised. Should the unwanted event of a fire arise, the right precautions can mean the difference between life and death.
The Ellehammer brand – now part of IRON Pump A/S, equals quality fire pumps, vast knowledge and many years of experience in the field.
Scrubbers, Ballast water treatment, exhaust gas cleaner and retrofitting are terms widely and often used in the maritime industries. For ship owners and naval architects, these terms also represent a series of challenges.
Ships must continuously comply with new restrictions and regulations imposed on them by the maritime authorities and new technologies and solutions are needed to meet the guidelines. This is done either through replacement of outdated equipment or by adding more technology to the existing set-up on board.
Every ship presents a new challenge and a 3D scanner is a vital tool in modern naval architecture. The scanners provide a detailed look into the engine rooms onboard as available space and information on piping, inlet/outlet, foundation, working area etc. is uncovered.
Still though, more often than not, assumptions are made due to the ‘black box’ of the ballast tanks and the pressure/flow calculations are established with little margin. As it turns out, the actual flow and pressure are often less than anticipated and by installing frequency-controlled pumps, not only will such fluctuations be catered for, it may also allow for a smaller pumping unit. Frequency controls have the lowest losses and in most cases, will be the better solution to choose. A modern frequency control is designed to operate with standard squirrel cage motors and can cover a large power range and various input voltages.
To fit in new sets of pumps, pipes and flanges in an already jammed engine room takes some calculation and the new units to be fitted should have a small footprint and a minimal maintenance area.
At IRON, we take these challenges seriously and make an effort to continuously develop our pumps. In close cooperation with naval architects and system suppliers, we offer custom-made solutions that meet the requirements.
Contact Technical Area Sales Manager, Ebbe Hecht-Hansen for further information
Thank you to Hauschildt Marine A/S for images and for participating in the make of this article.
AVOID FIRE ESCALATION – MINIMIZE DAMAGE
Terminals around the world handling crude oil, petroleum, chemical products or any other flammable substance are often some of the busiest and most hectic sites and they are vulnerable to fire hazards.
The importance of terminal fire safety is a growing issue and the terminals are constantly reminded to focus on and increase their fire safety. International safety guides recommend protecting potentially exposed equipment by means of terminal fixed fire-fighting equipment. Fire water pumps allow you to act quickly and thereby avoid fire escalation and ultimately minimize damage.
CONTAINERIZED FIRE PUMP FOR DANISH HARBOUR
A recently supplied container is part of an upgrade of an existing fire protection system in a tank terminal. The upgrade includes a new water reservoir, foam extinguishing plant, and a container with valve system.
This upgrade ensures compliance with the International standard NFPA-11, 2010.
The fire pump system will supply water at the flow and pressure required to operate the valves in the system. The valve system and foam dosing system are installed in separate container and the system will be operated by the Danish Emergency Management Agency in case of an emergency.
The container in test:
Fore more information on our Fire Pumps, contact Sales Engineer Erik Hansen