Atlas Copco Expands Dewatering Solutions With Diesel-driven Pumps
Atlas Copco Portable Energy today announced a significant expansion of its dewatering pump solutions with the introduction of a new range of diesel-driven portable pumps.
The 4, 6 and 8 inch dry-prime units – PAS 4, PAS 6 and PAS 8 – deliver high performance and operating efficiency for the rental and dewatering markets.
Atlas Copco already offers electric, pneumatic and hydraulic submersible pumps. The PAS diesel-driven pumps extend Atlas Copco’s dewatering pump solutions for tough environments or where power is not available. The PAS dry-prime pumps are best suited for transporting or lifting water with abrasive solids in suspension. Applications include dewatering at construction and mine sites, floodwater or stream diversions and sewage bypass for industries and municipals.
“We understand our customers operate in critical situations. In order to get their job done, they need fast and reliable dewatering first and foremost,” says Abet Cantuba, Product Marketing Manager Pumps of Atlas Copco Portable Energy. “The PAS combines high performance with minimum operating expense. For rental companies and dewatering contractors, this is extremely important as it enables them to get a faster return on equipment acquisition costs, which is exactly what they require to stay competitive.”
The PAS 4, PAS 6 and PAS 8 have an operating flow range of 50 to 600 cubic meters per hour with a maximum head of up to 37 meters. Their solids handling capacity reaches up to 76mm. An environmentally friendly, oil-free vacuum pump priming system, which automatically removes air from the water, ensures uninterrupted, unsupervised operation.
High quality components, including a reliable Kubota engine, deliver high performance at full load operation. The large cooler capacity enables continuous and safe operation even at high ambient conditions.
The Atlas Copco PAS come with a skid fuel tank that allows the pumps to run for days without refueling. In addition, the units’ fuel-efficient performance lowers running costs.
The PAS’ straightforward design and basic controller module ensure easy operation. Large panels give easy access to the engine and pump for faster servicing.
Transportation and storage handling are simplified by the compact and robust canopy, forklift slots and lifting eye.
The PAS pump range will be manufactured at Atlas Copco’s Zaragoza factory in Spain starting from August 2014.