Tsurumi KTZ Pumps for Demanding Conditions

When it comes to submersible pumps, Tsurumi is the biggest name in the business. One of their most popular varieties of submersible pumps is the KTZ Series. The KTZ Series is widely considered to be the flagship line in the submersible pump series.

The KTZ Series features cast iron bodies, combined with high chromium, cast iron impellers. This cast iron construction allows the KTZ Series to withstand the most demanding conditions that can be found in the mining, construction and aggregate industries.

Tsurumi KTZ Pumps for Demanding Conditions

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The KTZ series is among the most versatile in the industry. Impellers, hose couplings and suction covers can be swapped out to reconfigure any KTZ Series pumps for high volume performance or high head.

KTZ series pumps feature dual silicon carbide mechanical seals installed in the oil chamber. Tsurumi has patented an oil lifter which ensures that the mechanical seals will be sufficiently lubricated and cooled even if the oil level drops which in turn extends seal life substantially.

KTZ Series pumps are available with outputs of 1.5 kW to 11 kW. The 7.5 kW and 11 kW sizes feature seal pressure relief ports. This ensures that the seals are not exposed to any pressure other than the pressure that is produced by the level of sump submergence. This is crucial for higher pressure applications because it prevents premature wear and the failure of mechanical seals.

Discharge bore sizes are 50 mm, 80 mm, 100 mm and 150 mm. Smaller models allow for solids passage of 8.5 mm while the larger models go up to 20 mm.

For the Highest Quality Pumps in Australia

If you need pumps for any system or industry, large or small, Pump Solutions Australasia has exactly what you need. Besides Tsurumi pumps, which are manufactured in Japan, we also import pumps from Europe, Africa and the US. We import from the finest pumps from around the world because we know that your business can’t afford down time.

We also have the most knowledgeable customer service staff in the industry. And even if you ask a question they can’t answer, the manufacturers that we have selected all have dedicated customer service staffs who get back to us immediately with answers. We also have access to spare parts for pretty much every pump ever made.

To learn more, call us today: 1300 793 418.

Submersible Pumps: How They Work and When They Are the Best Choice

Submersible pumps are electric pumps that are hermetically sealed. The motor is close-coupled to the pump body. The pump is submerged into the water or other media which is to be pumped.

Advantages of Submersible Pumps

The main advantage of submersible pumps is that they are not prone to cavitation because they are submerged to the media they pump. When there is a large disparity in the elevation of a pump and the media it moves, that can cause pump cavitation. There is no disparity in elevation when using a submersible pump, so the problem is solved.

Also, the positioning of submersible pump allows them to push fluids to the surface as opposed to a jet pump, which has to pull fluids. Pushing fluids is more efficient than pulling them, so the submersible pump is more efficient than other options.

How Submersible Pumps Work: the Simple Version

Submersible Pumps: How They Work and When They Are the Best Choice

Submersible pumps are actually a different style of single and multistage centrifugal pumps. There are many moving parts, but essentially the water is moved through the pump by an impeller.

Applications for Submersible Pumps

Submersible pumps are used for many more applications than one might think. They are the most popular choice for pumping water out of a basement. They are also the go to choice for a water well. They are also used for slurry pumping, drainage, sewage pumping and general industrial pumping.

In addition to water wells, submersible pumps are also popular for oil wells. They can also be used to handle sea water, treat sewage, for offshore oil drilling rigs and even for firefighting.

When is a Submersible Pump the Right Choice for You?

A submersible pump is the correct choice for any of the applications we have mentioned above. Because they are so efficient, we recommend them as a first choice for any application in which a submersible pump can be used.

To learn more about submersible pump or for a solution to your pumping operation needs, call Pump Solutions Australasia today: 1300 793 418.

Tsurumi Pumps Take Steps to Help Avoid Corrosion

Tsurumi Pumps have a reputation for making some of the best submersible pumps in the world. But even the Tsurumi submersible pumps can suffer a shortening of life cycle and efficiency when exposed to aggressive media such as salt water.

One of the more common strategies for fighting corrosion is to retrofit anode blocks while replacing parts. This is necessary because even pumps made of supposedly rustproof materials like stainless steel are susceptible to corrosion when exposed to aggressive media on a daily basis.

Tsurumi Pumps Take Steps to Help Avoid Corrosion

Stainless steel is corrosion-resistant because it has a thin layer on the top called the “passive layer.” It is self-repairing, though on a limited basis, due to its molecular structure. However, that thin layer can be eroded, exposing the cast elements beneath it.

Those cast metals are susceptible to corrosion. The only material that is close to being 100% trustworthy and resistant to corrosion is titanium. Basically, the more aggressive the material in which the pump is sitting, the greater effect it can have on the metal on the outside of the pump.

The Tsurumi Pump Solution

Tsurumi has a solution for fighting corrosion in submersible pumps: retrofittable sacrificial anodes. They are solid place which are made of zinc or aluminum. The anodes are attached to the casing with screws. This causes what Tsurumi calls a bimetal corrosion process. In a bimetal corrosion process, the less worthy metal is the one affected by the corrosion while the more hearty metal is not.

The end result is that the superficial anodes become rusty while the functional parts of the pump are almost totally unscathed by corrosion.

Call Pump Solutions Australasia Today

If you are interested in Tsurumi pumps or pumps from any of our elite international manufacturers, call Pump Solutions Australasia today. We have chosen only the finest pump manufacturers in the world to ensure the integrity of any pump we sell.

The result is the most consistent, efficient pumps you can buy for your pumping system. This provides you with more efficiency while keeping downtime to a minimum.

Call us today: 1300 793 418.

Grundfos Pumps

Grundfos Pumps is another of our most trusted pump manufacturers. They are currently the largest pump manufacturer in the world. Their headquarters are in Denmark and they employ more than 18,000 worldwide. Each year, the produce more than 12 million pumps. Their main focus is centrifugal pumps, submersible pumps and circulator pumps.

Grundfos is also a prolific manufacturer of electric motors. Some of these are for their own products, but they also produce electric motors separate from their pumps. They also manufacture controls and various other electronic pieces for pumps and pump-related systems.

Brief History of Grundfos Pumps

Grundfos was established in 1945 in Bjerringbro by the late Poul Due Jensen. When originally established, they were known as “The Bjerringbro Die-Casting and Machine Factory.” They would change names many times until 1967 when they decided upon the name Grundfos.

Before Mr Jensen died, he set up the Poul Due Jensen Foundation to run Grundfos. The Foundation owns 86% of Grundfos. The Jensen family owns 12% and the remaining 2% is owned by the employees.

The foundation’s only reason for existence is to foster the growth and sustainability of Grundfos. It runs as a non-profit, with all capital and profits being reinvested into the foundation. We know of maybe two other pump manufacturers in the world who spend as much money on research and development as Grundfos does.

Applications for Grundfos Pumps

Grundfos Pumps for Irrigation

Grundfos Pumps are extremely popular, especially in Australia. They are used for numerous gas, oil and mining applications. A lot of Grundfos Pumps end up in Western Australia and Queensland. The most popular pumps are SP submersible borehole pumps, booster sets, dosing pumps, wastewater pumps and end suction pumps.

Grundfos circulator pumps are used for heating and cooling in office buildings, homes and private residences. Grundfos also have pumps for the sewage, irrigation, water supply, pressure boosting, dosing, dewatering, fire fighting, solar pumping applications.

Grundfos pumps are used in just about every sector, from domestic, to commercial, to industry, to mining.

Call Pump Solutions Australasia Today

To learn more or to enquire about ordering Grundfos Pumps, call Pump Solutions Australasia today. We have the best customer service in the business and we will be glad to provide solutions for you. Call us today: 1300 793 418.

Submersible Pumps: How They Work and What They are Used For

Submersible pumps are, as the name would suggest, pumps that can be fully submersed in fluid. They are often referred to as ESP’s or “Electronic Submersible Pumps.” One of the main advantages of a submersible pump, besides the obvious, is that they are not prone to cavitation. Cavitation only happens when there is a high disparity between the elevations of the pump and the fluid surface.

When compared to jet pumps, submersible pumps are more efficient because they push water instead of pulling it. This requires less power to do more work. To ensure their safety and integrity when submersed in water, the motors of submersible pumps are hermetically sealed within the casings of the pumps. This configuration makes sure that no electrical components are exposed to water or other liquids.

Most Popular Applications for Submersible Pumps

While the most popular application for these pumps will probably always be pumping water out of a basement, they are still used in many industries for many different applications.

  • Pumping Sewage: The most efficient way to pump out a septic tank is with a submersible pump. The fluid is transferred, first into a hose, then to storage tanks and finally to a treatment facility.
  • Industrial Pumping: These pumps are also used to pump water out of flooded basements at construction sites or from other work sites.
  • Oil Industry: These pumps are used to pump oil from under the ground to treatment and holding facilities that are situated above ground.
  • Submersible Pumps: How They Work and What They are Used For

  • Borehole Pumps/Deep Well Drilling: In situations where you have to drill deep for water at your residence, the best solution is often a submersible borehole pump. Borehole pumps have the ability to pump water from deep underground into holding tanks for transfer into the home.
  • Irrigation Systems: These pumps can be used to power irrigation systems for industrial or agricultural use.

Our Choice: Tsurumi Submersible Pumps

For most applications, our submersible pumps of choice are manufactured by Tsurumi. They are from Osaka and are known as the finest submersible pumps in the world. Call Pump Solutions Australasia today to learn more: 1300 793 418.