DXB Pump and Power launch the largest Stage 5 final “clean” engine portable 12′ Pumpset in the UK – 25th November 2019

Published by Josie Ruffles on

DXB Pump & Power the youngest UK pumpset manufacturer, has launched their new 12” or 300mm Stage 5 emission compliant portable pumpset for use by organisations such as quarries and mining companies for high volume pumping jobs, especially in times of wet weather and rising water levels. The pumpset designed completely in house by DXB Pump & Power integrates the world class Cornell high flow pump and a Scania 13 litre 300kw engine to develop over 1700m3/hr flow rates whilst still passing solids up to almost four inches often seen in open lagoon conditions.

Packaged in a sound attenuated canopy with integrated four point lifting and optional hook lift skid, the pumpset is the highest performing 12” pumpset on the UK and European markets now, making it ideal for organisations that require pumps large scale dewatering and flood control as seen in some UK sand and gravel quarries near waterways. The pumpset contains some unique features to DXB Pump & Power including its own in-house telemetry systems that allows quarries, hire companies and DXB Pump itself to monitor the performance and health of the engine and pump 24 hours a day anywhere in the world including the ability to send urgent communications to all parties concerned.

Containing over 500 hours of research and development, Simon Ruffles, Managing Director of DXB Pump & Power believes that the DXB team have developed a market changing piece of equipment that lays the foundation for large, environmentally friendly pumpsets in the UK, assisting industries such as quarries and mines to achieve lower carbon emissions in 2020 especially those that currently have older equipment.

He said “The implementation and use of Stage 5 engines is a massive leap forward for the pump industry in the UK in terms of reducing environmental pollution such as noise and exhaust gases. We spent many long days and nights developing this pumpset which will be the foundation of our large pumpset offering in 2020 with a 450mm pumpset using the same engine also being launched in February 2020.” The pumpset operates only at a maximum speed of 1700rpm, which is one of the lowest points on the fuel burn curve enabling the pumpset to offer the highest tonnes of water pumped versus litres of fuel consumed and has an output equivalent to around six smaller 150mm pumpsets used today in the UK. “Like any large plant, the user and owners will see large savings in operational costs and fuel consumption by moving swiftly to Stage 5 that far outweighs the minor inconvenience of adding “Adblue” at the same time as diesel when the tanks need topping up, just like haul trucks and front end loaders on site.

With new tanks available from manufacturers with combined Adblue/Diesel tanks in units that weight less than 2000kg, these pumpsets used in conjunction with these modern tanks, mean that companies can pump high volumes of water over extended periods resulting in some cases, pumping 72,000 tonnes or more of water in a weekend between tank fills- this is unheard of in the UK and really uplifts productivity and reduces costs substantially for hire companies and users alike.”

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