Pioneer launches new solids handling range

The new 150vm pump will reach flow of 445m3/hr

The 100VM medium head pump is capable of flows in excess of 200 m3/hr (55l/sec) and the 150VM model will reach flows of 445 m3/hr (124l/sec) with heads of 35 m (3.5 bar). The 150VL has the capacity to pump over 300 m3/hr (83l/sec) and is equipped with a Perkins 404-22kw engine.

The 200VM – the largest pump in the range – offers a discharge size of 200mm, handling flows of up to up to 600m3/hr (165l/sec) with heads of over 35m (3.5 bar). The 200VM is capable of passing solids greater than 125mm, which the company claims makes it the highest performing portable engine driven vortex pumpset in the world.

“We looked at using other designs such as a screw impeller or a chopper pump, but we found that for tough applications such as ragging our vortex design was superior, passing large solids effectively while withstanding wear and damage,” said Simon Ruffles, managing director of Pioneer Pump in Europe.

Pioneer will launch the range at the Intermat 2015 trade fair taking place in Paris, France from April 20-25.