Tsurumi Debuts KTZ-Series 15 kW Submersible Pumps

Tsurumi has been an international mainstay in the pump business, manufacturing submersible pumps, environmental devices and other related equipment since 1924. Through a lot of hard work and a commitment to constant improvement on a daily basis, Tsurumi have become the preeminent manufacturer of submersible pumps in the world.

Recently, they announced the addition of two 15 kW submersible pumps in their Flagship KTZ series. Before the introduction of these pumps, the most powerful pumps available in the series were was 11 kW. With the addition of these two pumps, the KTZ Series now offers pumps ranging in power from 1.5 kW to 15 kW.

They are available in two varieties: the 4-inch pump is the KTZ415 and the 6-inch pump is the KTZ615. Both pumps provide a maximum capacity of 2.8 m3/min and a maximum head of 55 m. Both models are built with a high chromium cast iron impeller and a cast iron body. This configuration helps them rate highly for durability and for wear resistance.

Tsurumi KTZ series

The discharge design is top discharge, side flow. This enables Tsurumi to keep the pumps slim enough to be installed in small spaces and also allows them to continue operating at low water levels.

When you put it all together, Tsurumi KTZ Series 15 kW Submersible Pumps, like all of the KTZ Series, qualify as continuous duty, highly reliable heavy duty pumps that are appropriate for the harshest of work environments, including mining, construction, quarrying and other industrial work sites.

Due to a Tsurumi original, design-registered feature, a multi-directional structure for hose coupling, the KTZ Series pumps can be toggled between inclined or vertical discharge with just a wrench.

Tsurumi Pumps all provide a set of useful features for all of their general submersible pumps as standard equipment, including a motor protector, an anti-wicking cable, an oil lifter and mechanical seals which have silicon carbide faces. The 15 kW pumps, like all KTZ Series models 7.5 kW and stronger, offer seal pressure relief ports that are built into the pump unit. This alleviates the tendency toward pressure on the mechanical seals.

The 15 kW pumps are also designed with double bearings on the bottom. They are used as a countermeasure against excessive thrust load, which can be a major cause of pump failure. To increase the hardness of the shaft and to provide durability, the shaft receives a quenching treatment.

Tsurumi have worked very hard at ensuring that their submersible pumps can be used in all construction, mining and Industrial situations. Their pumps are built to withstand the harshest conditions. Their reputation for reliability and durability is at the top of the business.

Tsurumi KTZ Series 15 kW Submersible Pumps: More Specs

Tsurumi KTZ Series submersible pumps are classified as high head, cast iron, heavy duty three phase drainage pumps. The cast iron, high chromium impeller combines with the cast iron body to ensure durability and consistency. This helps them withstand conditions in the aggregate, mining and construction industries.

The flow design is side flow, top discharge. This ensures that the motor is efficiently cooled, even when there is air mixed with the water flowing through the pump. Because of its slim dimensions, it can be used for smaller spaces without sacrificing power. You can choose between inclined discharge and vertical discharge. This not only provides flexibility, but keeps the discharge hose from being bent or folded.

Pumps from 7.5 kW to 15 kW are built with seal pressure relief ports, which keep any of the pressure produced by pumping from being directed toward the shaft seal.

Tsurumi Pumps and More at Pump Solutions Australasia

At Pump Solutions Australasia, we import the highest quality pumps from elite manufacturers around the world from every continent except Antarctica. We only import pumps from manufacturers with reputations of being the best in their specialty. The only exceptions are companies that combine high quality with extreme versatility, making them a “one stop” solution for complicated operations.

To learn more or to talk to the best customer service staff in the pump business, call Pump Solutions Australasia today: 1300 793 418.

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.

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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.