Pump assists Iraqi sewer cleanup


HIGH-pressure water jetting and pumping systems manufacturer Hughes Pumps has recently supplied it’s largest ever pump system, which will be used in a specialist sewer cleaning application in Iraq.

The pumping system, supplied through Hughes’ Middle East agent Action International in Dubai, will enable the end-user specialist contractor appointed by the Iraqi authorities to clean large diameter sewers that have not been maintained for many years, and help towards restoring the country’s water and wastewater infrastructure.
The Hughes’ system comprised an HPS5000 pump with a performance of 775lpm at 250bar (205gpm at 3,625psi) driven by a 500hp Volvo diesel engine, all supplied in a crash-frame for mounting to a locally packaged truck in Iraq.
What Hughes Pumps terms the “enormous power” of this system, designed to deliver an unparalleled cleaning and flushing performance, did present potential groundwater water supply issues due to the geographical location of the contract.
The pump-set included a boost pump and high capacity stainless steel water filter to filter the groundwater before it enters the pump. A hose-reel was supplied on a standalone frame to allow it to be positioned over manholes where a truck could not gain access. Pump controls were fitted to the hose-reel to allow safe control of the pump pressure.
Hughes Pumps supplies pumps as small as 65hp for sewer cleaning applications and a range of pumps up to 2750bar (40,000psi) for industrial water blasting and surface preparation.
The company has more than 40 years experience in the design and manufacture of high pressure, positive displacement pumps and water jetting equipment. Its range of high-pressure water jetting equipment is used in some of the world’s harshest environments.

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