Australian Pump Industries has launched a new high-pressure hydro blaster designed for a wide range of tasks, including ship cleaning.
Suitable for use in shipyards and dry docks, the new Australian designed and built Aussie Raptor HD has 12,000psi EWP (effective working pressure) when used with an Aussie Turbomaster turbo lance.
The new machine is the brainchild of Aussie Pumps’ product manager Bruce Hulm.
“We wanted to be the first to built serious hydro blasters on a production line basis,” he said. “Our aim is to reduce the cost to a fraction of that of imported machines of similar
The Raptor HD is driven by a Hatz air cooled diesel engine delivering 18KW of power.
The heart of the system is a 7,200psi (500 bar) quintuplet style of pump with ceramic pistons and a 316 grade stainless steel pump head.
A large capacity oil filled, cast steel crankcase provides real strength and guarantees cool running.
Like all Aussie industrial class blasters, the machine features ASP (Aussie Safety Protection).
The ASP kit includes a safety valve designed to protect the operator and machine from
pressure spikes. The kit also includes a thermal dump valve that is designed to ensure cool running of the pump even if left on by-pass for extended periods.
Australian Pump Industries
Ph: 02 9894 4144