Powerful pumping system restores Iraqi sewers
A pumping system manufactured by leading UK high-pressure water jetting/pumping experts Hughes Pumps is being used by a specialist contractor in Iraq to clear and clean large diameter sewers, helping to restore a water and wastewater infrastructure that has fallen into disrepair.
The Hughes’ system, supplied through the company’s Middle East agent Action International in Dubai, comprises an HPS5000 pump with a performance of 775lpm at 250bar (205gpm at 3,625psi) driven by a 500hp Volvo diesel engine, and delivered in a crash-frame for mounting to a locally packaged truck in Iraq.
Due to the high pump flowrate, it was decided to use groundwater to supply the system, as it is available in abundance in the Middle East, even in desert areas. In order to overcome the salinity of the groundwater, the pump-head was manufactured in corrosion resistant Duplex stainless steel rather than cast iron used on most sewer cleaning pumps.
Hughes Pumps supply pumps as small as 65hp for sewer cleaning applications and a range of pumps up to 2750bar (40,000psi) for industrial water blasting and surface preparation.
UK based Hughes Pumps has more than 40 years experience in the design and manufacture of high pressure, positive displacement pumps and water jetting equipment. Its market-leading range of high-pressure water jetting equipment is used in some of the World’s harshest environments in industries as diverse as Offshore Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Ship Maintenance and Contracting.
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