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A new high-pressure hydro blaster designed for a wide range
of tasks including ship cleaning has been released by
Australian Pump Industries. Claimed to be suitable for use in
shipyards and dry docks, the new Australian designed and
built machine has a whopping pressure of 12,000psi EWP
(effective working pressure) when used with an Aussie
Turbomaster turbo lance.
Called the Aussie Raptor HD, the new machine is the
brain-child of Aussie Pumps product manager Bruce Hulm. "We
wanted to be the first to build serious hydro blasters on a
production line basis," said Lorenz. "Our aim is to reduce the
cost to a fraction of that of imported machines of similar capacity
through economies of scale," he said.
The Raptor HD is driven by a Hatz air-cooled diesel engine
delivering 18 kilowatts. The heart of the system is a big 7,200psi
(500 bar) quintuplet style of pump with ceramic pistons and a
316 grade stainless steel pump head.
A large capacity, oil-filled, cast steel crankcase provides real
strength and guarantees cool running.
Like all Aussie industrial class blasters, the machine features
ASP (Aussie Safety Protection). The ASP kit includes a safety
valve designed to protect the operator and machine from
pressure spikes. The kit also includes a thermal dump valve that
is designed to ensure cool running of the pump even if left on
by-pass for extended periods. It's extended by-pass running that
causes the most damage to piston pumps by generating over
heating of the liquid in the pump head and consequent
cavitation and failure.
The Aussie Raptor HD is mobile, coming in a heavy duty steel
galvanised roll cage trolley with tie-downs and centralised lifting
bar. The lifting bar means that the machine can be craned where
necessary within the shipyard.
"We built the Raptor HD to deliver maximum pressure with
the minimum amount of water to get the job done effectively,"
said Hulm. "The pump's flow is only 12 litres per minute and the
machine cuts through paint, rust and other solids, like a laser,"
The Raptor HS is expected to be a real interest to dockyards
and contractors wanting to blast ships clean quickly
Australian Pump Industries claims the new machine represents
excellent value for money and has great export potential.
Further information including a free DVD is available from
Australian Pump Industries or authorised Aussie Pump Raptor HD
distributors throughout Australia.
For further information contact:
Australian Pump Industries, New South Wales.
Aussie Pumps 'Raptor Hydro Blaster' blasts hulls clean
Aussie Pumps' new high-pressure hydro blaster -- the Aussie Raptor Hydro
Blaster cuts through marine growth, paint, and rust, cleaning ship hulls and
According to the manufacturer, Yanmar is leading the world
with the release of the industry-leading, diesel-powered eG100i
inverter type generator set rated up to 7.5kVA standby.
Using state-of-the-art inverter technology, the Yanmar eG100i
adjusts engine rpm to suit the load and in doing so can result in
fuel savings of up to 40 percent against comparable conventional
diesel generator sets. As an added bonus, due to the engine rpm
being adjusted according to load, the Yanmar eG100i is also
allegedly typically much quieter (up to 10dB(A) depending upon
application) than comparative conventional units.
The eG100i is driven by the state of the art Yanmar 2TNV70
diesel engine, which is already Tier 3 emission compliant. In
combination with the inverter technology, when operating at 25
percent load, the eG100i has a typical fuel consumption of only
1.1 litres per hour and this increases to a still thrifty 3.0 litres per
hour at full load. With a built-in fuel tank of 32 litres, this
exceptional fuel economy gives the eG100i a run time of at least
11 hours and up to 29 hours between fills depending upon load.
The alternator is a special build two-pole design with standard
According to Noel Heritage at Power Equipment, the Australian
Distributor for Yanmar, the market acceptance of this unit has been
nothing short of exceptional.
"Our first shipment was sold out before the container landed
in our warehouse," Noel Heritage said.
"Sales in remote regions of the Northern Territory and
Queensland have dominated. This is a seriously efficient gen-set
that could be used to supplement solar systems, and in remote
locations that are off the grid needing reliable power."
The Yanmar eG100i is a lightweight and compact unit which
is easily transported and can be relocated around a property as
needs and demand changes. The base is designed to be picked up
by a fork lift or pallet mover making it quick and simple to
relocate in an instant.
Yanmar has redefined the power generation market with the
release of the Yanmar eG100i.
Power Equipment is the exclusive and authorised Australian,
Papua New Guinea and South Pacific Distributor of Yanmar Marine
and Industrial diesel engines importing product from Yanmar plants
in Japan, Asia, USA and Europe. With an extensive marine Dealer
and branch network, Power Equipment has the expertise and
experience to assist boat owners and boat builders for both new
installations and repowers. Power Equipment also distribute the
Yanmar powered MASE diesel marine generators range and Gori
high quality folding sailboat propellers.
For further information contact:
Power Equipment, Victoria.
Yanmar Inverter Generator is a fuel saving first
The Yanmar eG100i
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