Having worked with the Oil & Gas industries for over 50 years, Albany Pumps got involved in GEC Alsthom Pazman Diesels of Colchester’s upgrade when they identified a need for a more compact oil pump.
Albany’s engineering team received a new request for recommendations from Paxman marine and industrial, having previously used motor-driven screw pumps to provide oil lubrication before and during their pumping process. Having worked with the company for years supplying auxiliary oil pumps, Albany found that the specification required a physically smaller pump than previously used, but with a more exacting temperature and viscosity range available.
Albany sourced a DC motor with a specially extended drive shaft and mount a Type GV gear pump directly onto its face. GEC Alsthom Diesels Ltd standardised on the Albany GV pump, which was fitted to a variety of styles of motor, for marine, industrial and railway applications. The first of production pumps delivered were fitted to Paxman Valenta engines destined for diesel/electric locomotives in service with Sri Lanka Government Railways.