Water Journal : Water Journal September 2014
SEPTEMBER 2014 water 95 water Business head maintains an optimum jet peripheral velocity that maximises jet impingement and chemical dwell times. The short, efficient wash cycle minimises down time and saves on water, chemical and discharge water costs. The cleverly designed Tempest is constructed from only 48 parts, which can be dismantled and re-assembled in minutes. To service the unit, you only require the basic repair kit containing just 10 parts, making it extremely easy and cost-effective to maintain. The sleek external design and self-cleaning backwash nozzles reduce wear and tear and improve hygiene by ensuring product cannot settle on the cleaning head. New carbon-filled teflon bearings improve performance and eliminate contamination risks associated with wear and tear of ball bearings. Food/pharmaceutical grade Teflon bearings are also available if required. Lightweight and compact, the Tempest has a 1.5” BSP connection and requires a minimum manhole/flange opening of 210mm for unit insertion. At a pressure of 10 Bar and a flow rate of 390 L/min, the Tempest has a cleaning radius of 9.5m and wetting radius of 17m. It is suitable for working temperatures up to 95o C and ambient temperatures of up to 140o C. An ideal replacement for large spray balls, the Tempest is the perfect tank washer where high impact or saturation cleaning is required and where efficiency, durability and hygiene are essential. For more information about the Tecpro product range, please visit www.tecpro.com.au TIPPERS GO TANKER Tanker manufacturers are gearing up for a boom in civil infrastructure and for when the El Niño kicks in. With large parts of the Eastern states already in drought, dust will represent a major environmental site problem with potentially far-reaching effects. Innovative tanker manufacturer, WTBB, has developed a range of portable tanker kits that can convert tippers or flatbed trucks into water carts. No vehicle modifications or structural changes are required. Based in Port Kembla in NSW, WTBB is a major supplier to the civil engineering and the rental industries. The flexible ‘Tipper-Tank’ package can turn a basic road maintenance or council tip truck into a road tanker in a matter of minutes. The base model is a 10,000 litre Rapid Spray poly tank equipped with an Aussie high-volume, high-pressure, 3” diesel drive pump. Spray heads, dribble bar and an integrated hose reel with fire-fighting spray nozzle provide flexibility for contractors. “Unusual seasonal conditions, like the developing El Niño, have created a huge demand for tankers for construction sites. With the Tipper-Tank kit, it’s not necessary to invest in purpose-built water trucks that may spend up to 50% of the year sitting idle,” said WTBB’s Brenden Bastian. Bastian is the Design Engineer and innovator behind the Tipper-Tank program, a project that’s been under development for the last five years. “We’ve added a number of user-friendly features to take the pain out of swapping from tanker to tipper and vice versa,” he said. “The heavy-duty galvanised steel base has integrated fork tyne slots for ease of movement.” The tank set has an optional jack-leg kit that means the tank can be unloaded from the truck without a crane or fork lift. The tank kit can be left jacked up and ready to be mounted on the truck when required. WTBB exclusively uses Aussie Pump tanker pumps because of their reliability and performance. The big 3” pump used on the tankers has excellent self-priming characteristics enabling the tanker to load from creeks, streams or dams where necessary. “These pumps will suck through a vertical lift of up to 8.4 metres,” said Bastian. “No other pump we try can even approach that kind of suction capability.” The base kit includes a heavy-duty Aussie model QP310SL high-pressure 3” pump that boasts flows of up to 1,100 lpm. Maximum head is 50m; that’s 75psi, providing loads of pressure for spray heads and dribble bar. The pump is powered by a Kubota 0C95 9.5hp air-cooled diesel engine with integrated solenoid and remote control kit. A remote control, similar in size to a TV remote, controls each sprayer individually and can also start and stop the pump from up to 50m away. WTBB sources its tank and pump combinations from Australian Pump Industries. That means that pumps and tanks are aligned in terms of capacity, size and suitability, adding to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the system. The collaboration between Australian Pump Industries and WTBB has been important for both companies. “We wanted equipment that won’t fail in the field and were impressed by Aussie Pumps’ five-year pump end warranty,” said Bastian. “The support we get from the engineering team at Aussie has been first- rate and the product’s performance in the field extraordinarily reliable.” Buying the complete Tipper-Tank kit means operators don’t have to worry about any changes to the tipper truck in either structural or system mods. “The operator’s manual explains how to use the jack-leg system. The operator can load and unload himself by a simple tip procedure that makes it easy,” said Bastian. A full technical specification is available from WTBB (wtbb.com.au). Information on a full range of the world’s best tanker pumps and tank/pump combinations is available from Australian Pump Industries at www. aussiepumps.com.au NSF INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS PLASTIC PIPE TESTING CAPABILITIES NSF International has acquired the laboratory portion of Jana Laboratories Inc, an engineering consulting and laboratory testing firm that serves the global water and plastic pipe industries. Jana Laboratories’ 14-person laboratory staff and 20,000-square-foot laboratory in Aurora, Ontario, will be renamed NSF Janalab and become part of NSF’s global network of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. The acquisition expands NSF’s pipe testing capabilities, making them the largest provider of oxidative resistance stress testing in the world and the largest provider of hydrostatic performance stress testing in North America. NSF Janalab includes a 4,000-square-foot Advanced Pipe Test Brenden Bastian demonstrates the remote control for the versatile spray system on WBTT’s new Tipper-Tank.
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