Atlantic Pumps, the Sheffield, England-based supplier of industrial dewatering and pumps for handling abrasive applications, was approached by a county Derbyshire quarry, central UK, that had been experiencing problems with its dewatering pumps.
Shardlow Quarry, owned by
It discussed its ongoing pumping problem with Nathan Rowles, Atlantic Pumps sales manager, during an arranged site visit.
The outcome of the meeting was that Atlantic Pumps rapidly delivered, from stock, five diesel dewatering pumps to the site: one Audex AD100; two AD150s, and two Audex AD200s.
These UK-built diesel pump sets feature a Hatz 4H50TIC engine and are fitted with the Audex Priming System, which requires no regular maintenance.
The Hatz 4H50TIC engine is a compact, turbo-charged 2litre engine that reaches a maximum power output of 55kW with a weight of 173kg.
The engine fully complies with the stringent exhaust emission limits in the EU and the USA, even without the use of a diesel particulate filter (DPF).
As the Audex AD pumps use a third less fuel compared to the pumps previously on site, Shardlow is aid to have reported lower energy emissions and significantly reduced costs.
In addition, the AD pumps were found to be considerably lighter and easier to move around the site with the durable trolley design offering greater flexibility, while continuing to protect the unit against onsite wear and tear.