The Hughes Pumps Ultrabar 30 DRT UHP water jetting unit.
The Hughes Pumps Ultrabar 30 DRT UHP water jetting unit.

According to Hughes Pumps, the Hughes Pumps Ultrabar 30 DRT UHP is ideal for repair and maintenance. The company adds that the compact and lightweight unit is simple to operate and maintain, combining a number of engineering and design features that deliver exceptional performance.

In a shipyard, for example, a typical contractor size pump (60lpm at 1000bar) could be used for a wide variety of applications, such as the removal of marine growth, barnacles, paint and rust on boats and ships – decks, hull and ballast tanks, plus for cutting and surface preparation.

Water jetting is very versatile and will clean virtually any surface and remove any type of deposit. It can be as delicate or aggressive as required by adjusting pressure, flow, and type of nozzle, standoff distance and traverse speed. It uses low volumes of water and, unlike other methods such as grit blasting, there is minimal clean up after the job is done. Depending on the application, fresh or seawater can be used as the cleaning medium.

Hughes Pumps is a specialist UK manufacturer of water jetting pumps and equipment that are used for heavy-duty cleaning and surface preparation applications. The company says it is also delivering critical flushing and subsea cleaning solutions to hundreds of metres depth for some of the world’s leading offshore contractors, delivering high performance and reliability in harsh environments.