War on Zika … Puddle sucker solution

Aussie Pumps

Flash floods and heavy rains often result in flooded buildings, inundated basements and swamped car parks. Left undrained, the stagnant water can become a breeding ground for Zika and Dengue infested mosquitos, with the potential for major health issues in tropical parts of Australia and SE Asia. 
Aussie Pumps offer a lightweight, single phase residue dewatering pump manufactured by Japanese company Tsurumi. Nicknamed the Puddle Sucker, it is ideal for removing sheet water, dewatering concrete slabs and pools, and emptying flooded manholes.

“The Puddle Sucker is great at clearing pooling or stagnant water. It’s being deployed throughout SE Asia in the war on mosquitos,” said Aussie Pumps Product Manager Neil Bennett. “These pumps are unique in their ability to suck down to the last millimetre and are extremely popular with plumbers for clearing contaminated water,” he said.

The Puddle Sucker is designed to remove water down to 1mm. Weighing only 12 kilos, it is portable, easy to set up and simple to prime. The submersible can produce flows of up to 170 litres per minute, with a head of up to 11 metres. The Tsurumi Puddle Sucker uses a semi vortex design impeller that features a “high-gap structure” that makes it highly resistant to abrasion.

An Oil Lifter, developed exclusively by Tsurumi, acts as a lubricating device for the mechanical seal. Utilising the centrifugal force of the shaft seal, the Oil Lifter forcibly supplies lubricating oil to the upper seal faces, even at low lubricant levels. This amazingly simple device ensures lubrication and cooling and extends the length of time between inspections and services substantially.

Further information on the complete range of Tsurumi submersible pumps is available on aussiepumps.com.au and from Aussie Pump Distributors throughout Australia.

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