Pumping & Piping

Black Rock’s engineering team can provide full-service design for all pumping and piping applications, even for harsh environments or applications. This includes:

  • Pump sizing and selection
  • Pipe sizing, selection, routing and supports • Process flow diagrams and P&ID’s
  • Instrumentation and valving
  • Pump electrics and controls
  • Pump bases
  • Heat trace
Specialty Applications

We design specialty piping and pumping systems, for harsh locations or applications, including:

  • Above-ground, below-ground and underground pipelines
  • Slurry pumping and piping
  • Lime or acid pumping and piping
  • Mine dewatering
  • Heavy wall piping
  • Deep mine dewatering, and process water systems (pressure reducing stations for deep mine shafts)
  • Steel, plastic and lined piping systems
  • Fire protection systems.
  • Potable water systems
  • Water cooling systems: chilled water, cooling towers, water heat exchangers.
Maintenance and Analysis

We also provide maintenance engineering for pumping and piping systems:

  • Preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Repair and replacement recommendations and design
  • Stress analysis for all components listed above (FEA).
  • Duty cycles of pumps and pipelines life
  • Energy cost
  • Vibration and noise