Albany Engineering Limited has established a high reputation throughout the world as a manufacturer of Rotary Gear and Centrifugal Pumps. We have concentrated on developing and refining a wide range of products which include many specialist gear pump applications. Gear and twin screw pumps for all fluids, for the oil and gas and engineering industries worldwide. Flows to 500m3/hr, supplied in all materials.

About Us

Albany Pumps makes standard, customised and special positive displacement pumps from 5L/min to 500 M3/hr. We manufacture external gear pumps, twin screw pumps and rotary lobe pumps. We supply large OEMs and direct to users, last year exporting to more than 40 countries. Notable is the new range of twin screw pumps manufactured by Albany and developed from the well respected Stothert & Pitt range, which sold around the world. Albany supply spares and exact replacements for Stothert and Pitt pumps using all their original records, dating back to the 1930s. Albany also support pumps from five other brands which the company has taken over. When you buy a pump from Albany you are drawing on more than 100 years of experience and capability – we think you’ve found the right place for PD pumps.

History of Albany Pumps

The Albany pump was born in 1902 in the Old Kent Road area of South London in a small workshop controlled by R. White & Co. Mineral Water Manufacturers. This workshop and associated brass foundry had already existed for about 10 years. In 1904 a patent (No. 25,222) was obtained and through the years various improvements to gear pump design have led to other patents and product features.

Albany was located in London until the factory was destroyed on the third day of the Blitz in 1940. The firm’s wartime wanderings included five years in farm buildings in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, before settling in the present 2 acre site at Lydney in Gloucestershires Forest of Dean (England) in 1946.

Fire Fighting for over 100 years

Seen here is a photo of a 1910 fire engine for export to Calcutta with an Albany rotary water pump fitted. Contrast this with Albany’s foam concentrate pump sets, diesel driven, for export to Qatar delivered in June 2010, below.

The foam pump delivers 1460 l/min and is fitted with an in-built relief valve. ASA 150 lb flanges and gunmetal casing. Albany makes a range of foam pumps to over 3000 l/m using rotary gear and twin screw pump designs. Water turbine driven foam pumps for up to 1200 l/m are an Albany pump speciality.

Historical note: The Calcutta pump was part of a range of external bearing gear pumps designed in 1908. Water pumping was a regular solution from London based Albany at the time. In today’s fire industry this low pressure pump has been replaced by high speed centrifugal pumps, operating at three to four times the pressure – if not more.


Albany - Heated Gear Pumps

Albany manufacture a wide range of heated pumps. Pump capacity ranges from 200 litres per minute to 1600, and pressures are up to seven bar. Pumps are typically used for Bitumen, Crude Oil or Refined Tar. Heating options are available for electric, thermal oil and steam, with hotbox or vertical tank immersing versions. The pump below features electic heating and has a greased seal arrangement for improved reliability pumping fluids such as bitumen. ...

Albany - Vertical Pump

Albany manufacture gear, screw and centrifugal pumps in a vertical orientation. Pumps can be in a vertical orientation simply to save space, or to submerge the pump in a tank of fluid. If the pump is submerged into the fluid, it is often known as a column pump.  A motor is generally mounted on top of a tank, and the pump is underneath in the fluid.  A column is used to separate the pump from the motor, of a length depending on the ...


Pump Testing Services

Albany has developed an extensive in house capability for testing pumps, especially positive displacement. We have computerised testing facilities and can cope with a variety of conditions and sizes of pump. We are often asked to carry out special pump tests on our own products and can also offer this service for pumps made elsewhere. Contact us to discuss any such requirement.

Pump Services

Service can be very important to maintain reliable service from an installed pump. Albany can provide a full programmed maintenance and service contract on many of its pumps in the UK. Typically, customers will request a contract specifying service intervals of six months. This can be varied to suit customer requirements and operating conditions.



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Water and Wastewater - Pumps & Pumping

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Internationally (various countries)

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