BHEL Ramachandrapuram Unit has acquired considerable experience in the design and manufacture of various important types of pumps required for the thermal power plants like the Boiler Feed Pump, Boiler Feed Booster Pump, Condensate Extraction Pump and Cooling Water Pump.
Starting its manufacturing activities in mid sixties, the pumps were designed and manufactured for 60 MW, 110 MW and 210 MW under technical collaboration with M/s. Sigma Lutin of Czechoslovakia. Over the years, hundreds of pumps have been manufactured and supplied with this design and have earned a good reputation for their robust design, trouble-free operation and reliable service.
In order to meet the requirements of higher efficiency pumps for 210 MW units and large capacity pumps for 500 MW units, collaboration was entered in 1980 with M/s. Wier Pumps Limited, U.K., who are acknowledged as one of the leading manufacturers of pumps in the world. With this, BHEL has geared itself to meet the market demand of cartridge design pumps with high efficiency and reliability.
In 2007, BHEL Hyderabad has entered into collaboration with M/s. Mitshubishi Heavy Industries, Japan to manufacture pumps for super-critical thermal power plants up to 1000 MW and thus taking a major stride towards meeting the demands of market with the advanced state-of-the-art super-critical power plant technology.
With this, BHEL has geared itself to meet the market demand of cartridge design pumps with high efficiency and reliability.