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.

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Tsurumi Submersible Seawater Pumps

Tsurumi Pumps have been making high quality pumps since they were established in 1924, in Japan. Their submersible pumps have a reputation as being among the best in the industry. But there is one niche in which they have everyone beaten hands down: submersible seawater pumps.

Tsurumi designs their submersible pumps in a manner that helps them handle virtually any liquid. This includes corrosive liquids, hot water, wastewater and seawater. The durability of Tsurumi pumps and their ability to handle so many different media is just one reason why they hold such a high stature in the industry.

The Tsurumi solution to the problem of corrosive liquids is to build their pumps out of titanium. Any part that comes into contact with liquids on any Tsurumi submersible pump is made out of titanium to keep them from corroding and to give them a longer life.

Tsurumi Submersible Seawater Pumps

Tsurumi TM-Series Submersible Seawater Pumps

The Tsurumi Seawater Pump series combines titanium with specially formulated resins that are also resistant to seawater. Since titanium is so expensive, Tsurumi uses the resins as a way to lower the cost of their seawater pumps while still providing the highest quality in the business. The end result is a pump that is reliable, efficient and cost-effective.

Seawater is Difficult to Handle

Because seawater is so corrosive, it is necessary to take countermeasures when building submersible pumps to transport it. If precautions are not taken, the seawater can cause corrosion, pump damage and even pump failure.

Other pump manufacturers tend to use stainless steel as a material and coated castings. However, stainless steel pumps suffer from localised corrosion, while the coating tends to peel off coated castings with prolonged use. Ultimately, most submersible pumps suffer from short service lives when being used for see water.

Many operations and manufacturers are still using stainless steel pumps for seawater, but the aforementioned corrosion ends up increasing the costs greatly. Stainless steel forms a chromium oxide coating on the surface, but in the absence of sufficient oxygen, the surface degrades and corrodes quickly.

Marine organisms or packing can often cause degradation of stainless steel pumps. Once the surface is compromised, water eventually ends up in the motor and the pump fails. The main takeaway here is that stainless steel pumps are not fully resistant to seawater.

In experiments that Tsurumi have conducted on stainless steel pumps, they have found that degradation begins usually within six months. We don’t feel that is a long enough service life for any pump.

Why Tsurumi TM-Series Pumps are the Industry Standard for Seawater

Tsurumi submersible sea water pumps feature a combination of titanium and resin. This allows Tsurumi pumps to transport seawater with no corrosion or degradation of any part of the pump.

Tsurumi’s resin components are specially designed so that each individual part is made of the resin that is most likely to prevent the pump from corroding.The end result is a pump that has a much longer service life than those made of stainless steel or standard resin materials.

Tsurumi submersible seawater pumps can be used for intake, draining and circulation purposes. The lubricating oil is made out of food grade paraffin. This makes it fish friendly and 100% safe for operations involving fish, such as water tanks, fish preserves and fish farms.

Tsurumi submersible sea water pumps offer discharge bore diameters from 40 to 80mm. Motor capacities start at 0.25 kilowatts and go up to 3.7 kilowatts. Single phase pumps are available up to 0.75 kilowatts. There are also models available that operate automatically.

Tsurumi Pumps and More Available at Pump Solutions Australasia

If you are interested in Tsurumi submersible seawater pumps or any pumps for any applications, call Pump Solutions Australasia today. We offer the best and most knowledgeable customer service in the business. We have specialists who will help you find the right equipment for the right job.

Not only do we have some of the most learned customer service people in the pump business, we also have access to dedicated customer service people from all of the world’s major pump manufacturers.

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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.

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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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Tsurumi Submersible Pumps: One of the Best in the World?

At Pump Solutions Australasia, we go to the ends of the earth to find the best pumps in the world, so we can import them into Australia. Tsurumi submersible pumps are one of the product lines we have chosen to make available to our customers. Tsurumi has the reputation of making some of the best submersible pumps in the world. Here’s why.

A Brief History of Tsurumi Pumps

Tsurumi Submersible Pump in AustraliaTsurumi Pumps was established in 1924 in Osaka, Japan. They began manufacturing shaft pumps for agricultural applications. In 1953 and 1954, they began developing the first submersible pumps in the world: the EP-75 series and the EP-100 series. These pumps were sold from 1955-1959.

In 1962, they developed new dry type, lightweight motors to replace motors that were filled with oil. In 1965, they developed another new submersible pump with the first built-in circle thermal protector. In 1968, they developed the first automatic, float-type submersible pump. This pump had a built-in automatic control circuit.

Fast forward to now and they have offices and facilities in China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea and many cities in Japan. They are established as one of the largest makers of the best submersible pumps in the world.

Their corporate philosophy is short but brilliant. They encourage creativity, respect harmony with nature and value passion. This makes them flexible and always “ahead of the curve” when it comes to technology and innovation.

They pride themselves on conducting business ethically with a stringent code of conduct. The result is that there are never any “shortcuts” taken at Tsurumi Pumps.

Applications for Tsurumi Pumps

Tsurumi pumps are used in numerous industries: construction, mining, energy, river/flood control, waterworks, wastewater and environmental conservation.

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We know that downtime can cost you thousands of dollars. That’s why we are so picky when it comes to pump manufacturers. If their pumps aren’t reliable and effective, we find someone else. We don’t handle “cheap pumps” because they end up costing customers thousands of dollars more than they originally saved. Tsurumi pumps are amazingly consistent and effective, with 100% customer satisfaction.

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