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Hurricane Hits Town

An upgraded version of the Aussie Hurricane 5,000 p.s.i. industrial hydro blaster has been released by Australian Pump Industries.

The Hurricane MKII is the highest capacity production manufactured industrial pressure cleaner in Australia, and is designed specifically for heavy industry, mining, transport, and the construction industries.

“We’ve up-spec’d the Hurricane by upgrading the heavy duty steel frame to a full hot dipped galvanised finish” said Aussie Pumps’ Product Manager Trent McVey.

“The frame doubles as a trolley and is mounted with 4 big 13” pneumatic ‘off road’ style wheels to make it easy to move on site, or around the warehouse, yard or factory” he said.

The big machine is powered by a 12.5 kW 4 pole slow speed TEFC electric motor, with a unique elastic coupling enclosed in a “double flange”.  The pump close couples directly to the motor through a hollow shaft flange.  The hollow shaft flange encloses the coupling, keeping it free of dust and moisture.

“The big gain for users is extended motor life, effective heat dissipation and substantially extended coupling wear” said McVey.

The Aussie Hurricane is also available with an explosion proof motor and XD rated starting equipment making it suitable for gaseous locations.  The explosion proof version, with purpose designed stainless steel trolley frame is available as an option for offshore oil platforms, or similar applications in corrosive or hazardous locations.

The heart of the system is a “Big Berty” Bertolini HDS series triplex pump.  The pump features a heavy duty forged brass head and ceramic pistons.  It is protected by ASP, Aussie Safety Protection kit.  The kit includes a thermal dump to protect the machine if left on bypass, and a safety valve.  The safety valve is designed to protect both the operator and the machine from pressure spikes.

The new galvanised Hurricane is built tough for difficult applications.

“We tend to over-engineer our machines, with an aim to make them virtually bullet proof” said McVey.

The new version of the Hurricane is a genuine Australian innovation, and is expected to be of interest to construction, mining and heavy industry, not only in Australia, but throughout South East Asia and the Pacific region.  It also has real applications in shipyards and slipways including stripping anti foul paint and marine growth.

A wet grit blaster kit is available, and a turbo lance that enables the machine to operate with an Effective Working Pressure of up to 8,000 p.s.i.

Further information on the Aussie Hurricane is available on the Australian Pump website (www.aussiepumps.com.au) and from Aussie Pump Distributors throughout Australia.