Aussie Pumps to export hydrostatic test gear to the Middle East

Australian Pump Industries has been contracted to supply 500 bar
hydrostatic test gear to the Middle East.

Selected by the customer against stiff competition from both United
States and European manufacturers, the test gear is designed and built at Aussie
Pumps’ 2.5-acre Sydney manufacturing plant.

The Raptor 18 D/HPT is capable of testing oil or water pipelines up to
500 bar (7,300 psi). The big machines can also be used to test important oil
industry equipment such as valves, compressors, pressure tanks and pumps.

Key features include double gauge, double valve assemblies enabling the
operator to easily read pressure losses in a wide range of applications; ‘Big
Berty’ Bertolini 500 bar Triplex pump that develops 18 litres per minute flow
and features a 316 stainless steel pump head, stainless steel valves and solid
ceramic pistons; large capacity finned crankcase ensuring cool running even in
the high temperatures of the Middle East;

2-cylinder Kohler air cooled diesel engine, driven through a two to one
reduction box ensuring a totally dust-free drive line; and engine developing
26hp at 3000 rpm to provide loads of power for the ‘Berty’ pump.

A heavy duty stainless steel frame mounted on four big steel wheels with
pneumatic tyres covers the portable machine. The frame includes an integrated
lifting bar that enables units to be easily moved around on construction sites.

Australian Pump is Australia’s leading manufacturer and designer of
electric motor and engine drive hydrotest equipment, meeting the needs of
clients in the government, construction, pipeline management and rental sectors.

For more information, please visit the Australian Pump Industries website

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