Australian Pump Industries has released an upgraded version of the Aussie Hurricane 5,000 p.s.i. industrial hydro blaster pressure cleaner.
The Hurricane MKII is a high capacity production manufactured industrial pressure cleaner that has been specifically designed for heavy industry, mining, transport, and the construction industries.
Trent McVey, Aussie Pumps’ Product Manager explained, “We’ve up-spec’d the Hurricane by upgrading the heavy duty steel frame to a full hot dipped galvanised finish”
“The frame doubles as a trolley and is mounted with 4 big 13” pneumatic ‘off road’ style wheels to make it easy to move on site, or around the warehouse, yard or factory” he said.
These industrial pressure cleaners are powered by 12.5 kW 4 pole slow speed TEFC electric motors, with a unique elastic coupling enclosed in a “double flange”. The pump close couples directly to the motor through a hollow shaft flange. The hollow shaft flange encloses the coupling, keeping the hydro blaster pressure cleaner free from dust and moisture.
“The big gain for users is extended motor life, effective heat dissipation and substantially extended coupling wear” said McVey.
The Aussie Hurricane pressure cleaner is also available with an explosion proof motor and XD rated starting equipment, making it suitable for gaseous locations. The explosion proof version is supplied with a purpose designed stainless steel trolley frame which is available as an option for offshore oil platforms, or similar applications in corrosive or hazardous locations.
The Bertolini HDS series triplex pump (Big Berty) is the heart of this pressure cleaning system with the pump featuring a heavy duty forged brass head and ceramic pistons. It is protected by ASP, Aussie Safety Protection kit. The kit includes a thermal dump to protect the pressure cleaner if left on bypass, and a safety valve. The safety valve is designed to protect both the operator and the machine from pressure spikes.
The new galvanised Hurricane industrial pressure cleaner is built tough for difficult applications.
“We tend to over-engineer our machines, with an aim to make them virtually bullet proof” said McVey.
The new version of the Hurricane is a genuine Australian innovation, and is expected to be of interest to construction, mining and heavy industry, not only in Australia, but throughout South East Asia and the Pacific region. It also has real applications in shipyards and slipways including stripping anti foul paint and marine growth.
A wet grit blaster kit is available, and a turbo lance that enables the machine to operate with an Effective Working Pressure of up to 8,000 p.s.i.