Australian Pump Industries have released the Aussie “Protek” guard system that provides the ultimate in engine or electric motor protection. Seal failures in liquid fertiliser and agricultural chemical transfer pumps can be extremely inconvenient and costly. When a mechanical seal fails, expensive farm chemicals can not only be wasted, but they can also cause considerable damage by leaking along the drive shaft into either the electric motor or engine that drives the pump.
The Protek engine guard systems consist of a housing that incorporates a coupling and drive shaft that slots neatly between the engine and the pump. In the event of pump seal failure, the liquid being pumped will leak into the housing area, where it’s diverted from travelling along the power unit’s drive shaft. The Protek engine guard systems are designed specifically for use with 2” and 3” Aussie poly pumps. These pumps are widely used in both industry and agriculture for pumping corrosive chemicals like liquid fertilisers, livestock digestives or even herbicides and pesticides.
Features of the engine guard systems include:
- The Protek engine guard systems incorporate an oversized slinger to prevent any liquid from contacting the drive
- The engine guard systems also feature a large weep hole to enable liquid to escape
- The pumps will handle flows of up to 1150 litres per minute, and offer pressures of as high as 35 metres
- These self prime, and will suck through a vertical lift of over 6 metres