Originally developed for the Royal Australian Navy as portable lightweight fire-fighting and salvage pumps, the Aussie Seamaster pumps feature an innovative design incorporating a 30% glass-filled polyester pump end that primes first time every time.
Compatible for use in salt water, the salvage and fire pumps are built with unique materials that allow them to handle oily waste and diesel fuel.
The Aussie Seamaster pumps feature a Yanmar 4.8HP diesel engine as the standard drive unit with the whole unit close-coupled and enclosed in a heavy duty galvanised steel frame with separate galvanised mounting plate and anti-vibration mounts.
The portable fire pumps are lightweight in design weighing only 4.3kg, according to Aussie Pump’s Operations Manager John Hales.
The pump is fitted with a high pressure impeller that delivers up to 50 psi. Its internal hydraulic design features big open water passages that allow it to move up to 43,200 litres per hour, making it ideal for salvage work or fire-fighting at sea.
Hales comments that Aussie Pumps specialises in fire-fighting pumps for land applications where they are designed to put out bush fires and use minimal water to maximum effect. Fire-fighting at sea is totally different where one has access to unlimited quantities of water and the idea is to dowse the fire as quickly as possible.
The Aussie Seamaster is used by the navies of European, South East Asian and South Pacific Island nations as well as the Australian Navy.
The company believes that the NATO codification will open up new markets for Aussie portable pumps with navies and merchant marine around the world.
Australian Pump Industries offers a unique, extended 5-year warranty on all Aussie poly pumps including the Aussie Seamaster.