Pump adds pressure to geotech probe


Trainee driller Will Keays is impressed with the reliability and performance of the Aussie Fire Captain

Sydney based company Terratest, has chosen the Aussie Fire Captain high pressure pump in their geotechnical investigation work.

Terratest is taking core samples for the proposed 15km of underground tunnels in the North West Rail Link project between Epping and Rouse Hill in Sydney, New South Wales.

The Fire Captain, known for its abilities as a portable fire fighting pump, has been applied to this particular drilling application to flush the core hole of drill cuttings. The pump is also being utilised for quick and efficient transfer between water tanks and the drilling operations on site.

“The pump primes first time every time,” says Terratest’s Paul Barker, Manager- Geotechnical Drilling.

“We like the reliability of the pump and the heavy duty steel frame protects the pump and makes it easy to move around the site.”

The Fire Captain has a maximum flow of 500 litres per minute and offers a delivery head, in the standard single impeller version, of up to 75 metres – more than 100psi.

The pump comes with a unique five year warranty and is loaded with features. It boasts a huge 7” diameter, one piece impeller that weighs more than 2 times most competitors. The big impeller is superbly balanced and matched to a purpose built volume for maximum efficiency.

The Fire Captain primes fast offering a record 7.6 metres vertical suction lift.

“The pump’s ability to draw water from below ground is vital for water recovery for us. We used to pump to move dirty water back to bulk tanks and to flush the hole of the drill cuttings,” said Mr Barker.

The Aussie Fire Captain comes standard with a Honda 5.5hp petrol engine. The engine is covered by a three year Honda warranty, and the pump end has a five year guarantee.

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