With the viability of steel industry seriously impacted by high energy costs, RMI Pressure Systems will be showcasing its energy-efficient high-pressure reciprocating pump solutions at the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AISTech) conference in May.

The steel industry’s largest annual trade show and exposition, AISTech 2023, will be held in Detroit, Michigan from 8-11 May. Among the key issues on delegates’ minds will be the dramatic increases in energy costs, as well as inflation and rising capital costs, according to Sean Heary, RMI Pressure Systems’ Global Sales Manager.

“Other challenges facing the industry include the disrupted supply chain resulting from Covid-19 economic lockdowns, followed by the Russia-Ukraine war,” said Heary. “The sector is looking for lower capital and operating costs, which is what RMI Pressure Systems can deliver through our years of experience with best-in-class plunger pumps.”

At its exhibition booth (1177) at AISTech, the company will be sharing insights with visitors on its hydraulic power packs and systems for heavy industry – for applications including descaling, forging and extrusion. It will also be promoting its solutions for high-pressure flow applications such as cleaning, cooling and dust suppression.

“Our pumps feature a quality and robust design that facilitates extended operating life, optimal uptime, productivity and low total cost of ownership,” he said. “RMI reciprocating pumps deliver 95% energy efficiency; variable speed technology reduces pressure when it is not required, so there is less wear and tear on system components – for longer life.”

The two models in the RMI Pressure Systems’ S Series range – the TRIMAX three-plunger pumps and the QUINMAX five-plunger pumps – have proven volumetric efficiencies up to 98%. Their fluid end components are designed with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to maximise efficiency.

RMI Pressure Systems business development manager John Brown highlighted the importance of partner-based solutions that result in lower operating costs.

“By listening to the customer voice, we are able to design and deliver solutions that suit specific requirements,” said Brown. “Our strong engineering and manufacturing capability – built from over a century in this business – has allowed us to us to develop and improve our product offerings.”

With its global installed base, RMI Pressure Systems has local service infrastructure in key markets to support customers, he said. The company’s manufacturing hub in Manchester, England, includes an in-house research and development capability to drive continuous innovation of its products and solutions. It has operations in the UK, Europe, US, China, India and Australia.

Sean Heary

Joining RMI Pressure Systems last year as Global Sales Manager, Mining and Industrial, Sean Heary is supporting the expansion of the company’s sales opportunities across the globally with special responsibility for Europe, Middle East and Africa.. He has spent many years in the natural resources and mining services industries, and has extensive international experience in business development, sales and services. He has held senior roles in leading multinational companies in the mining sector, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Born and raised in Perth, he speaks English and some Russian, and is currently based in Germany.