Following an order from the Number 1 pump hire company in Sweden.
UK based, European pump manufacturer, DXB Pump & Power is launching its new high flow 300mm (12”) Stage 5 emission compliant engine, sound attenuated portable pumpsets to fulfil the recent order for units from its new partner and number specialist pump hire company in Sweden, Svensk Forbipumpning AB.
Powered by the very latest Stage 5 engines from Scania, the 300kw specially designed pumpset will offer flow rates higher than 1600m3/hr (445l/sec) and heads up to 60m whilst still being the quietest and most environmental 300mm pumpset to enter the European market with the lowest CO2 and particle levels of any European pump manufacturer. Designed and manufactured in only 14 weeks, the pumpsets incorporates 21st century features such as satellite telemetry and sophisticated engine management allowing its owners and future renters to not only know its exact location but also details such as the current flowrates, fuel burn and even the exact times that oils should be changed or other preventative maintenance should be done in order to keep it at its most efficient.
Robert Garnham, Chief Engineer at DXB Pump & Power and lead engineer on the design of the high flow range of pumps commented…
“There have been over 500 hours of design time in developing the new s1400/50SAP pumpsets for the order from Svensk Forbipumpning and we are delighted with the outcome of a major collaborative approach we took with our manufacturing partners, Cornell Pump and Scania Great Britain. Using the DC13 Stage 5 13 litre engine from Scania enabled DXB Pump to design into the pumpset some features that make some major positive impacts on these pumpsets operating in a European rental fleet or the USA. These include the fact that the pumpset comes as standard with four-point integral lifting capability, in-line suction, and discharge and still able to fit inside a standard ISO container allowing for inexpensive international shipment, something no other pump manufacturer has done”. Garnham continued, “our customer placed some really strict requirements on the overall design of the pumpset including the need to minimise his shipping costs between projects being one of the easiest to achieve. The more complicated was achieving less than 75 decibels of noise at full speed allowing the pumpsets to undertake major bypass projects in large cities such as Copenhagen, Malmo, and Stockholm where incredibly strict environmental laws now ban any pumps under Stage 5 from the location.”
In order to maximise the utilisation of the pumpsets in Svensk Forbipumpning fleet, DXB Pump designed other features into the pumpset with the strict budget of the buyer including ATEX certified spark arrestors which allow the pump hire company to use these pumpsets in the refineries and tank farms that are dotted around Denmark and Sweden as well.
Kurt Bjørn Nielsen, Managing Director and owner of both Svensk Forbpumpning AB and Dansk Overpumpning AS in Denmark has been fleeting DXB Pump 200mm pumps for the last year and needed some larger pumpsets for upcoming projects in Sweden. He commented “We have been pleased with the service and products that DXB Pump have designed for us with the 200mm pumpsets but our customers required more flow and better emission compliance especially in the cities like Stockholm and Goteborg. We sat down with the team at DXB Pumps and agreed a plan of design that required Stage 5 engines and high flows but no louder than 75dB(A) at 7m which would make them the quietest in Scandinavia.”