Australian Pump Industries launched a new range of dry prime dewatering pumps at the recent 2014 CivEnex show.
Comprising of 3”, 4” and 6” pumps, the new range has been designed to create a new standard in the market for dry prime design, efficiency levels and value for money.
Aussie Pumps’ Chief Engineer, John Hales explains that the brand already has established a reputation for quality, self-priming trash pumps that can handle virtually any solids laden liquids, with the wet prime pumps featuring a cost effective but robust design.
Aussie Pumps now seeks to replicate the same in the dry prime pump market with the new product range featuring a simple design, offering easier maintenance and costing less than competitor models.
Engineered to meet the requirements of professional contractors, miners, local government and quarry operators, the new Aussie Auto-Prime range delivers exceptional efficiencies, excellent solids handling capabilities and the ability to automatically re-prime from a completely dry state.
According to Hales, Aussie Pumps designed the pump to deliver high performance by increasing the specifications, and lowered the cost by reducing the range of options. For example, the robust pumps all include 316 stainless steel impellers and volutes with front cases in high grade SG400-12 cast iron, and back plates constructed from 431 grade stainless steel.
Key features of the AP dry prime pumps include a rugged ‘ball type’ check valve, with an easily replaceable polyurethane seat and ball; exceptional flow efficiencies with the big 6” pump AP150, boasting flows to 7,200 LPM; 4” model achieving a maximum head of 40 metres; excellent self-priming characteristics with the ability to lift water up to 8.5 metres; simple trouble-free design with compressor prime allowing dry priming without any problem; Perkins water cooled diesel engines chosen for their reliability, ease of service and international spares availability; engine fitted with electric auto-start and offering standard shutdown protection; standard steel based units supplied with an integrated fuel tank and corner tie-downs; all welding completed to IAW AS 1554.1; and chassis pressure tested to IAW AS 1692.