Weir Group Plc has adapted 45 years of proven Pitot tube pump technology to create the new Roto-Jet® RO-FT API 610 pump.

The RO-FT between-bearing configuration provides a reliable, robust and easy to maintain pump for the midstream and downstream refining, petrochemical and chemical processing industries.  Designed specifically for demanding low-flow high-head services, this pump fully meets the requirements of API 610.

The Roto-Jet® RO-FT API 610 pump has been specifically designed to achieve a broad operating range without generating damaging hydraulic forces during a process upset. These attributes result in improved mechanical seal and bearing life to maximize Mean Time Between Failure, and decrease operational and maintenance costs, which make the Roto-Jet the most cost effective choice for low-flow high head process applications.

Bill Fath, President, Weir Specialty Pumps, commented: “After years of research and development, we have released a Pitot tube pump providing the industry a complete package designed and tested to meet API 610 11th Edition. As a world leader in pumping technologies we understand the importance of maximizing reliability, and the Roto-Jet RO-FT API 610 pump offers superior performance for low-flow, high-head services. We are excited that this expansion of pitot tube pump technology will assist our customers in reducing operating costs and increasing system reliability."

Alan Stewart, Divisional Director of Engineering and Operational Support for Weir Flow Control, added: "The Roto-Jet RO-FT pump is a great example of how Weir's engineers are capable of solving problems to help customers in terms of asset productivity, minimizing process risk, and delivering better process efficiency. Weir's history is founded on innovation, and the advances we're making in research and development today will benefit customers for generations to come, this launch is very much true to the heritage of the Weir Group. Throughout the project, the team in Weir Specialty Pumps embraced the challenges of API 610 parameters to rapidly deliver a pump which is world class."