Blackhawk’s new Edge pneumatic piston pump has an above-ground motor and power.
Blackhawk’s new Edge pneumatic piston pump has an above-ground motor and power.

Blackhawk Technology has announced the launch of two new landfill/remediation pumps, the Edge pneumatic piston pump and the Apollo-AC electric piston pump.

Both have TDH depths to 280 ft (85 m) and controlled flows from 1.2 to 5.0 gpm (4.5 to 19 lpm). The company says the Edge pneumatic piston pump provides up to 20% more lift than comparably priced air-push pumps, with matching SCFM air consumption. The Edge has a greater surface clearance and a closed secondary-containment system.

The above-ground drive motor and power mean that no pneumatic air can enter the well, sump or discharge, so there is less bio-fouling, carbonate crystallisation and air locks along the discharge line. Edge Model 101 operates to depths of 280 ft at flows to 2.0 gpm; Model 102 offers flows to 5.0 gpm at depths of 119 ft. 

Blackhawk’s Apollo-AC electric piston pump is a grid-power version of the Apollo solar piston pump and its simple, linear-rod driver. Apollo-AC 101 operates to depths of 280 ft at flows to 1.2 gpm; Model 102 offers flows to 3.0 gpm at depths of 120 ft.  The 3/8-hp motor runs on virtually any converted AC source.