DXB Pump launches pumpset for quarry dewatering

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DXB launches pumpset for quarry dewatering

UK-based pumpset manufacturer, DXB Pump & Power, have launched the most advanced general-purpose pumpset range for quarry dewatering. Offering a choice of pump ends, including a 3-inch jetting, 6-inch medium head and an 8-inch-high flow solids-handling pump, all the pumps can be mounted in an identical manner using the same canopy, complete with Stage 5 engine and a control system fully capable of operating the pump from remote locations.

DXB Pump began the design of the latest DXB3 pumpset in 2020, tested for almost three months before before the launch this month to ensure the best possible performance.

Incorporating a renowned Cornell pump and powered by a high output 95kW Deutz TCD3.6L4 power engine, the DXB3 pumpset for quarry dewatering is capable of pumping at flows up to 1,000 cubic meters per hour or heads up to 120m, depending on pump end, whilst consuming fuel at approximately 25 litres per hour, thanks to its low operating speeds and up to 83% hydraulic efficiency.

The pumpset has been designed for higher ambient temperatures with the ability to operate at up to 40°C without breaking-down, made possible by the special DXB design that separates the exhaust after-treatment systems from the main engine area and locates them in their own ‘Hotbox’ at the front of the pumpset.

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The Deutz exhaust after treatment (EAT) system, unlike that of some other engine manufacturers, means that OEMs such as DXB Pump are able to design their complete solution around the engine/canopy design, knowing they can fully utilize the available continuous power without overheating problems.

According to Simon Ruffles, owner and chief executive officer of DXB Pump & Power, the engineering team was tasked to design and build three new compact, sound-attenuated, Stage 5 pumpsets – including a high head or high flow dewatering pump solution as well as a slurry pump, with hard iron parts in every single size – capable of achieving flows of more than 1,000 cubic metres per hour or heads of 175m, but which can still be moved around site by a telehandler.

Simon says that not only were the objectives achieved, the team and the valued UK supply chain developed an advanced new control panel and telemetry system that tell the quantity of AdBlue present in the tank, monitor the fuel consumption, and email the site manager to advise when a top up or a service is required.

The DXB3 95kW canopy design is able to house up to four different pump ends all directly mounted to the engine with a QR housing. Each pump end incorporates the patented run-dry Cycloseal system that removes foreign particles from the seal faces, thereby extending seal life and reducing downtime due to seal failure.