Novomet utilises PM and Laser Sintering for submersible centrifugal pump parts

July 3, 2012

July 3, 2012

Novomet based in Perm, Russia, claims to be the country’s largest producer of electric submersible pumps (ESPs) used in harsh oil and gas well conditions including high gas to oil ratios, heavy oils, high temperatures, and in abrasive and corrosive fluids.

The company, which as established in 1991 and currently employs around 4,000 people worldwide, uses patented technology to produce complex shaped PM stainless steel components for the demanding applications in ESPs. The stainless steel powder grades are used to produce the pressed and sintered stage pump parts with complex shapes and internal cavities for submersible centrifugal pumps used in oil production.


Example of an Electric submersible pump produced

by Novomet as part of downhole ESP system

The pumps have been specially developed for operation in reservoir fluids such as hydrochloric acid and hydrogen sulphide and are therefore required to have high corrosion resistance.

In addition the PM stainless steel grades are required to have high abrasion resistance in the harsh operating conditions. The company also produces PM abrasion resistant radial and axial bearings for its centrifugal pumps. The bearings are made from a tungsten carbide base material which is said to have improved plastic characteristics and resistance to vibration and impact loads.

Novomet has installed a SLS (selective laser sintering) system for the production of 3-D prototype parts from powdered materials for evaluation in ESPs and other applications. 


Posted by: Paul Whittaker, Editor, [email protected]   

News | Articles | Market reviews | Search directory | Subscribe to e-newsletter

July 3, 2012

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • From powder modification to rejuvenation: Fluidised Bed Reactors in metal powder production and Additive Manufacturing
  • Retech: Enabling the atomisation of reactive and refractory alloys at substantially higher levels of productivity and lower cost
  • Sustainability in Powder Metallurgy: Highlights from the 41st Hagen Symposium
  • Innovations from Japan’s Powder Metallurgy industry: award winners highlight novel automotive and healthcare applications

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Join our community

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.


Browse the archive


Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
View online
Share via
Copy link