Ruhrpumpen will supply pumps for a new aqueduct that will bring water to more than 6 million people in Mexico's second largest city

Ruhrpumpen was awarded a contract to supply 30 pumps (totaling 60,000 hp) to be installed in the "El Cuchillo II" new aqueduct that will double the water supply from El Cuchillo Dam to the city of Monterrey, Mexico. The Monterrey metropolitan area is the second largest metropolitan area in Mexico and has experienced devasting drought conditions this past year.


El Cuchillo Dam (located approximately 60 miles northeast of Monterrey) is one of the largest dams in the northern part of Mexico and serves as one of Monterey's main water reservoirs.

Although this dam has enough water to supply Monterrey for two years, the existing aqueduct is limited in capacity and cannot cover the deficit left by the other water reservoirs which have reached the bottom of their basins. Therefore, investing in a secondary aqueduct is one of the Mexican government's top priorities to meet the city's water demand.

The aqueduct is expected to be ready in a record time of 8 to 10 months. The pumps are a critical part of this project as they move water through the aqueduct. Due to the importance of the pumps, on September 4th the governor of the state of Nuevo Leon (along with other government dignitaries) visited the Ruhrpumpen plant (located in the municipality of Garcia, Nuevo Leon) to officially supervise the launch of the Ruhrpumpen project to manufacture these pumps.

Ruhrpumpen is proud to participate in this great project that will bring water to the millions of families in our home city!


We thank our Brazilian sales team for being such a great host


From October 5-7, the Ruhrpumpen South Cone sales team met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meeting was filled with new ideas, essential information, cooperation, enriching work sessions and teamwork. We put our greatest effort in meeting our customers' needs.


Our Decoking Mobile Training Center continues to roll across the United States.


Ruhrpumpen‘s Decoking Mobile Training Center has been at several sites giving training and demonstrations in the United States. Contact us to set up your training or decoking component demonstrations. 


Exhibitions and congresses

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IDA World Congress & Exhibition 2022

Our team of experts attended the IDA 2022 World Congress in Sydney, Australia, where they had the opportunity to showcase our complete range of pumps for the desalination industry.


Weftec New Orleans


We had another successful show at Weftec 2022, the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth. We hope to see you next year!


Upcoming events

Our experienced Decoking Team does not stop, and now they will be in Europe presenting our advanced solutions in Hydraulic Decoking Systems.

We invite you to visit us at REFCOMM 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands.

Meet with the RP Decoking Team to discuss our offerings for your industry. Experience our products and discuss with our experts how we can make your business more efficient and more profitable


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This is how a Fire System works in an aircraft hangar

In Ruhrpumpen Fire Division our goal is to protect lives and goods from our customers all around the world.

By regulation (NFPA 11), aircraft hangars are required to use a foam fire suppression system to extinguish a fire correctly and in a timely manner.

Foam fire suppression systems extinguish a fire by cooling and separating fuel from oxygen. In more technical terms, the systems are used to “cool the fire and coat the fuel that the fire consumes to prevent contact with oxygen and reduce any combustion ability.


Although Ruhrpumpen does not manufacture foam suppression systems, our fire pumps are crucial to the operation of these systems because without water, their operation would be impossible.

It is important to point out that a foam suppression system is made up of foam concentrate, water, and air that mixes to create a blanket of foam that protects the flammable fuel from combusting.

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, we want to show you how a foam system works and there is nothing better to do so than the pictures of the latest tests carried out by one of our business partners.


Ruhrpumpen participated in Fire India 2022 with great success

From September 15-17, the Fire India 2022 exhibition was held at the Helipad Exhibition Center in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. This Fire & Security Exhibition, which is ranked as the largest and most important in Asia, provides an opportunity to learn about emerging market trends, gather market intelligence & showcase the latest innovations available in the fire security industry.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our Customers, potential customers and business partners for visiting our booth and for making our participation a success!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or feedback that you would like to share.




Join us at the AFSA41 Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition

The largest fire sprinkler exhibition in North America

October 16-19, 2022 at the Bellagio Hotel in 
Las Vegas, NV.

We're thrilled to be sharing our industry expertise 
with all attendees.

Booth #308

For more information visit the official website:

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Did you know that...

America’s deadliest fire took place April 27, 1865, aboard the steamship Sultana. Among other passengers were 1,500 recently released Union prisoners traveling home up the Mississippi when the boilers exploded. The ship was six times over capacity, which helps explain the death toll of 1,547.

Ruhrpumpen University

We are back after a long Summer Break!

We have now been presenting these Short Courses for a year and covered a huge amount of material!

Now is an appropriate time to revisit the previous sessions and extract some of the most important, most critical aspects that we have covered in them.

Some of you may have missed some of the sessions and/or would benefit from a refresher

Thursday, 29th September

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Aimed at Process and Mechanical Engineers, and Consultant Engineers who specify pumping equipment as well as Applications & Sales Engineers selecting and quoting them.

This session is not going to turn you into qualified Installation & Commissioning Engineers

but it will help you to have an intelligent conversation with them!

Ruhrpumpen Fire Systems Newsletter

Fire Systems Seminars in Argentina

RUHRPUMPEN Fire Division with the intention of doing business better and easier for our customers has dedicated many hours traveling and standing face to face with thousands of engineers around the world.

During last month, our team in Argentina organized two Seminars on Fire Systems and NFPA-20, with the special visit of our expert José Ogushi as speaker. More than 150 people participated and acquired valuable information about UL/FM, NFPA-20 and the main features of fire pump systems.

Also we had the opportunity to guide and show our UL & FM certified location to customers that have on-going projects with us.


Thanks to new regulations in the world after COVID-19 we are starting to open our doors again for our customers to join us in our manufacturing facility and live the RUHRPUMPEN experience.

If in need of assistance please talk to our specialist or contact us through our social media platforms.

Thanks for visiting us at the Expo Fire 2022 in Mexico City!


Featured Project

Fire Pump House Package

Pump Model: 
VTP 12c-135

Pump Capacity: 1000 GPM


Mexico, a land in flames due to urban fires

In Mexico, urban fires have increased drastically in the last decade, causing human and material losses, as well as environmental damage. 
According to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), environmental fires increase 10 percent annually and occur more frequently than earthquakes and hurricanes. 
Annually, more than 95 thousand urban and non-urban fires are registered, an average of 260 per day throughout the country.
Of these, 55.6 percent occur in buildings and condominiums, 34.1 percent in businesses, 21.1 percent in single-family homes, 3 percent in hotels and motels, 3 percent in industries and 4 percent in other buildings.

Fires are also responsible for 31 percent of disasters in Mexico and cause 26.9 percent of all associated mortality (smoke, toxic gases, etc.).
These fires also have a great impact on society. In the last 10 years, more than 6,000 people died in Mexico as a result of exposure to uncontrolled fire in construction, ignition of highly flammable materials, explosions or contact with hot liquids (beverages and food). The most affected were vulnerable groups, minors and the elderly.
According to the National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT), 124,000 people in Mexico suffered non-fatal burns each year, and for every person who dies, 220 people survive, but are left with damage that affect their daily lives.

Did you know that...

– The heat from a fire alone is enough to kill. It can get as hot as 315 degrees Celsius at eye level , hot enough to scorch your lungs if you breathe it in and to melt the clothes you’re wearing into your skin.

Heavy Rains Weren’t Enough to Stop Winter Fires in California

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