A simple pump failure in a batch plant can be costly as production is stopped while a replacement is organised. Australian Pump have a low-cost backup solution that can get a plant back into action fast.
Tsurumi, the world’s leading submersible manufacturer, have produced a portable single-phase slurry pump that is inexpensive and easy to install.
“These tough, portable submersibles are portable and can be deployed quickly in an emergency to keep a plant running,” said Aussie Pump’s product manager Albie Bester. “They’re slurry pumps with built in agitators and are designed to handle abrasive batch water,” he said
HSD … Single Phase Slurry Pump
Tsurumi’s model HSD2.55S has a 50mm (2 inch) discharge port. The pump produces up to 220 litres per minute flow and has a maximum head of 13.2 metres. The motor is a single-phase squirrel caged submersible design, drawing 7.2 amps at full load.
The heart of the pump is a semi vortex high chrome iron impeller designed to pass sand and silt laden water easily through the pump chamber.
The shaft mounted agitator prevents “air lock” and stirs the mixture liquidising the sediment so it can be passed. The agitator is also made of high chrome iron for long wear life in demanding applications.
The Tsurumi Difference
Other key features include an anti-wicking block at cable entry. That block prevents the incursion of water due to capillary wicking in the event that the power cable is damaged or the end submerged. This unique Tsurumi feature prevents one of the major failures of motors in submersible pumps.
“We’ve had a lot of these pumps bought by batch plants for use in wedge pits and well as emergency back-up general dewatering submersibles,” said Bester. “They are also available as an auto version with a robust float system,” he said.
Australian Pump has been working closely with batch plants to increase productivity and profitability in a number of areas. Using purpose designed pumps that last longer are fundamental to cost reduction.
Like all Tsurumi pumps sold by Australian Pump they are covered by an exclusive three year warranty.
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