Atlas Copco Portable Energy has ‘vastly expanded’ its dewatering pumps range with the launch of over thirty heavy-duty, high-capacity pumps. Among the new additions are three high-flow models to the PAS range of centrifugal dry prime pumps, capable of accommodating flows of up to 1400 cubic metres an hour.
“Since acquiring Varisco we’ve established a consistent presence in the dewatering market,” said Wim Moors, vice-president of the Pump division at Atlas Copco Portable Energy. “The new single brand portfolio provides our customers with the best choice and widest flexibility when selecting a high-quality for their application.”
For the dewatering pump market, Atlas Copco is offering wet and dry prime centrifugal pumps for construction, drainage and emergency applications, as well as specialised models for well point applications and pumping abrasive liquids and bentonite mud.
Included in Atlas Copco’s new offerings is a piston positive displacement pump especially designed to run dry without damaging internal components. According to Atlas Copco, it is ideally suited to wellpoint applications where the volume and depth of water is low.
Although Atlas Copco branded, the Varisco name is retained as part of the VAR range of centrifugal wet prime pumps. The Varisco brand will continue to be used exclusively for the industrial pump range.
To offer customers extra flexibility, all ranges can be supplied with a diesel engine or an electric motor as part of Atlas Copco’s E-Pump concept. Furthermore, up to six modular configurations are possible per range. Dependent on the range, pumps can be supplied on a standard pump block, a basic or flexi-skid, or as part of a trailer, crate or fully containerised package.
Atlas Copco recently provided some end-user advice to Fluid Handling on choosing the right dewatering pump. You can read their insights here