The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-05-02T05:19:05Z Pump Solutions Australasia Announces the Arrival of the Tsurumi KTZ Series 15 kW Submersible Pumps. 2018-05-02T05:19:05Z pump-solutions-australasia-announces-the-arrival-of-the-tsurumi-ktz-series-15-kw-submersible-pumps Perth, WA, 19 April 2018 - Since 1924, Tsurumi have been making submersible pumps for numerous industrial applications. According to many in the pump business, they have built a reputation as the best manufacturers for submersible pumps in the world. The KTZ Series submersible pump has been regarded as their flagship model. It is extremely popular around the world for heavy duty applications, such as mining and construction. Recently, Tsurumi announced two major additions to their already popular KTZ Series: the KTZ415 and the KTZ615. The KTZ415 is a four inch pump with 15 kW motor output and the KTZ615 is a six inch pump with a 15 kW motor output. With the addition of these two pumps, the KTZ Series now offers pumps with motor outputs ranging from 1.5 kW to 15 kW. They have a maximum capacity of 2.8m3/min. Their maximum head is 55 m.The KTZ Series is built for maximum durability, with high chromium, cast iron impellers. The body is solid cast iron. The end result is a pump that provides maximum wear resistance and maximum durability.Their slim design allows them to be installed in many different places. They are top discharge, side flow pumps, which allows them to operate even when water levels are low and air gets inside the pump.KTZ Series pumps are rated highly for continuous and heavy duty, along with a high level of reliability. Their design allows them to withstand the most harsh conditions that operations like mining and construction have to offer. Tsurumi KTZ Series pumps can also be configured for either inclined discharge or vertical discharge with a simple wrench. Many features that would be “extras” for pumps from other manufacturers are standard equipment on the KTZ Series. This includes: silicon carbide-faced mechanical seals, an oil lifter, an anti-wicking cable and a motor protector. In addition, KTZ Series pumps 7.5 kW and stronger are equipped with seal pressure relief ports. These ports are built into the pump unit and help reduce pressure on the mechanical seals.The KTZ Series design also includes double bearings which are located on the bottom of the pump. They are designed to provide countermeasure against thrust load, which can cause pump failure if left unchecked. Each shaft subjected to a quenching treatment to make it more durable.Mike Hurlbatt is the owner of Pump Solutions Australasia, who are the Western Australia distributors of Tsurumi Pumps. According to Mr Hurlbatt:“The KTZ Series is one of the most popular series of submersible pumps in the world. The addition of a 15 kW model is welcome and is already being well-received in the marketplace. One of the world’s best submersible pump series just got even better.”Pump Solutions Australasia are importers of the finest pumps from around the world. Tsurumi submersible pumps is one of their most reliable products from one of their most established and respected manufacturers.  They import only the highest quality pumps from the most esteemed manufacturers around the world. To learn more, call 1300 793 418 or visit their website: Tsurumi Submersible Seawater Pumps Making Waves in the Pump Industry 2018-03-01T05:55:11Z tsurumi-submersible-seawater-pumps-making-waves-in-the-pump-industry Perth, WA, 01 March 2018 - Tsurumi Pumps have been manufacturing pumps since they were established in 1924. In nearly a hundred years of pump manufacturing, they have arguably ascended to the top of the pump industry when it comes to manufacturing submersible pumps. One of their product lines for which there is no argument, however is their submersible seawater pumps. Standard submersible pumps are made of stainless steel. This is good for sanitary uses, but they tend to corrode within six months when being used for seawater. Stainless steel has a surface coating of chromium oxide which is easily compromised during seawater marine applications. When the coating is compromised by contact with marine life that causes an oxygen deficit on the surface, the pump becomes degraded and eventually fails. Consequently, stainless steel submersible pumps often have service lives as short as six months when used for seawater applications.Tsurumi Pumps Solve the ProblemTsurumi submersible seawater pumps are made of titanium and specially formulated resins. This allows the pumps to provide a long service life, more in line with that of a pump that is moving a less aggressive fluid.All of the parts that come in contact with the water are made of titanium, which is impervious to seawater. The parts of the pump that don't contact the water are made of special resin that are formulated for each individual part.If the pumps were made solely of titanium, they would be exceedingly expensive. Tsurumi’s solution to the problem was to introduce the resins to bring the costs of their pumps into line and create a more cost-effective solution for those who need to pump seawater on a regular basis.Tsurumi submersible seawater pumps are used for three purposes: drainage, intake and circulation. They are lubricated by an oil that is made out of food-grade paraffin. Due to the oil being a food grade product, Tsurumi sea water pumps can be used in applications involving fish, such as fish farms, water tanks or fish preserves.Tsurumi makes their submersible water pumps with discharge bore diameters ranging from 40 mm to 80mm. The smallest motor capacity is 0.25 kW and the highest is 3.7 kW. The strongest single phase pump is 0.75 kW. Tsurumi also makes automatic submersible seawater pumps.Mike Hurlbatt is the owner of Pump Solutions Australasia. They import pumps from Tsurumi, as well as from a host of elite international pump manufacturers. According to Mr Hurlbatt:“When it comes to submersible pumps, Tsurumi is one of the most respected manufacturers in the world. They have been in business nearly 100 years and have spent that time developing a reputation for excellence. Their submersible seawater pumps are a continuation of a long-standing track record of success.” Pump Solutions Australasia import a wide range of the best pumps in the world into Australia. Manufacturers like Tsurumi Pumps, who have a reputation for making the finest submersible pumps in the world, are typical of their manufacturers. In addition, Pump Solutions Australasia offers what they consider to be the best customer service in the business. To learn more, call 1300 793 418 or visit their website: Gorman-Rupp Mining Industry Pumps Now Available in Australia 2018-01-30T06:54:00Z gorman-rupp-mining-industry-pumps-now-available-in-australia Perth, WA, 15 December 2017 - Pump Solutions Australasia import pumps into Australia from all over the world. They have literally gone to the ends of the earth to find the best pump manufacturers in the world and import their products into Australia. This includes manufacturers in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.Recently, they added Gorman-Rupp to their roster of elite global pump manufacturers. Gorman Rupp pumps are made in the USA and are well-known as mainstays in the mining industry. They were established in 1933 and started out with the same philosophy they still have today: “Innovation, Improvement and Superior Products.”They have a 75,000 sqm manufacturing facility in the US which they have outfitted with the newest, most up-to-date technology. From the beginning Gorman-Rupp were innovators in the pump industry. Indeed, many of their innovation would later become staples in the pump and mining industries.Gorman-Rupp have a staff of engineers who specialise in every aspect of the pump industry. For any particular problem in nearly every facet of the pump or mining industry, they usually have someone who specialises in solving it. This enables Gorman-Rupp to provide large pumping systems for even the largest mining operations. They are experts at matching the right pump to the appropriate application and at building entire pumping systems for maximum efficiency and to keep maintenance and downtime at the lowest possible level.Mike Hurlbatt is the owner of Pump Solutions Australasia, an importer of pumps located in Perth. According to Mr Hurlbatt:“We are extremely happy and proud to be the distributors for Gorman-Rupp pumps in Australia. Over the years, we have helped and provided pumps for numerous mining operations. While we have been very happy with what we have provided, we love the idea of having yet another elite manufacturer providing pumps and pumping systems for our customers.” Many Gorman-Rupp pumps are designed specifically for use in mining operations. They have been making pumps for mining operations since 1933 and have come up with many innovations which are now seen as common, everyday elements in the industry. We are proud to be able to import Gorman Rupp pumps into Australia so we can continue to provide the very best for the mining industry.” Gorman-Rupp manufacturers pumps for every application in the mining industry, including above-ground and below-ground pumps. These include centrifugal pumps, submersible pumps and diaphragm pumps. Gorman Rupp are also known for their customer service and their ability to provide replacement parts at a moment's notice.Mr Hurlbatt concludes: “We chose Gorman-Rupp pumps for the same reason that we have chosen any of the pumps we import: high quality and great customer service. We know that your mining operation is important and that you cannot afford inefficient pumps, excess down time or frequent maintenance. Gorman Rupp pumps are among the best in the world, especially in the mining industry. We are happy and proud to be working with them.” Pump Solutions Australasia import the finest pumps from all over the world into Australia. They only select elite, global manufacturers with reputations for high quality and elite customer service. They offer a wide range of solutions for the residential, commercial, medical and mining sectors. They also provide full-service maintenance and servicing of pumps. To learn more, call 1300 793 418 or visit their website: Importer of Pumps Reveals Why Customer Service is So Important 2018-01-30T02:22:56Z importer-of-pumps-reveals-why-customer-service-is-so-important PERTH, WA, 24 November 2017 - Pump Solutions Australasia was established in 1990. They import pumps into Australia from manufacturers considered among the finest in the world. Recently, on their company blog, owner Mike Hurlbatt revealed why his company is so focused on providing what they consider to be the best customer service in the industry. According to Mr Hurlbatt:“When we were established in 1990, we created and built pumping systems for a number of large operations, not only in Australia but worldwide. Our founder was a migrant German engineer who was a genius and an innovator who created pumping systems for a host of different applications and industries. We have never forgotten that.”Pump Solutions Australasia would eventually evolve into a prolific importer of pumps from many of the world's most prestigious pump manufacturers. Currently, they import pumps from manufacturers such as Fluid-O-Tech, Gorman Rupp, and Gisan Ran. The are Australian distributors for Grundfos, Lowara, Calpeda, Speck Pumpen, Graco, Becker, Verderflex, Seepex, Tsurumi and other manufacturers which are considered to be giants in the industry. However, they don't see themselves as mere importers & distributors of pumps. They see themselves as a full-service company which provides solutions as opposed to just selling pumps. They offer a full range of services and maintenance for pumps from any manufacturers, even those they do not do business with. The Importance of Customer ServiceAccording to Mr Hurlbatt: “We provide what we feel is the best customer service in the industry, from the first phone call to years down the line. It starts with that first phone call when we help you determine which manufacturer’s pumps will be the best for your particular application. Besides our extremely well trained customer service people, we also have access to the customer service personnel from all of our pump manufacturers. This gives us a significant edge when it comes to meeting the needs and demands of our customers.” Mr Hurlbatt continued: “If that was where our customer service stopped, we still feel we would be giving the best in the business, but it doesn't stop there. We always make ourselves available to customers after the sale to help them do the job right. Then, once their pumps are installed and working, we offer full service and maintenance on an ongoing basis. This ensures that their promise will run smoothly and fit efficiently for as long as they have them. It also greatly increases the life cycle of most pumping equipment.”Why Ongoing Customer Service is NecessaryAccording to Mr Hurlbatt, most of the people who order pumping systems for their business are not experts in pumps or pumping systems, but they are put in charge of systems costing hundreds, thousands or even millions of dollars depending on the industry. Mr Hurlbatt concluded:“It isn't fair to ask a CEO, a project manager or a maintenance director with a full plate demanding most of their weekly time to suddenly become an expert in pumps and pumping systems. And that is where we come in. We provide the expertise and the equipment which ensures efficiency and longevity with minimal downtime. That way, management and executives can do what they do best without having to worry about their pumping systems.” Pump Solutions Australasia import pumps into Australia from around the world. They only do business with manufacturers who have reputations as being among the best in the business, such as Lowara, Grundfos, Becker, Tsurumi and many more of the world’s best pump manufacturers. To learn more, call 1300 793 418 or visit their website: New Approach May Help Industry Reduce Energy Usage 2017-11-27T12:39:04Z new-approach-may-help-industry-reduce-energy-usage Perth, WA, October 16, 2017 - Energy efficiency is important to pump manufacturers, project managers and engineers around the world. Sizeable amounts of time, money and resources are being allocated to improving energy efficiency across all sectors of industry, public works and manufacturing. Thanks to water becoming less available and more expensive, engineers and researchers have stumbled upon a theory that is forcing many to rethink the importance and implications of energy efficiency.From the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until recent times, water has been freely available for industrial processes and wasted without apparent consequences. Manufacturing facilities located by rivers have become a cliche over the last century. Until recently, manufacturers would use water whenever they wanted to and dump waste water back into its source.In this era, however, water has become more expensive. Pollution has also become more expensive, with violators fined heavy amounts of money. Due to extreme population growth and climate change, there are more people, more industrial processes and less water for them to share.Droughts can severely limit the amount of water available to a manufacturing plant while a flood can contaminate everything so badly that the water that would normally be available to them is useless. In addition, those floods can severely damage infrastructure in many areas, making it even more difficult to provide water for industrial processes.Looking for AnswersDue to the expense and inconsistent supply of water, engineers have been looking for ways to reduce water usage. Many industries are working hard to reduce their consumption of water because it has become so expensive.The silver lining is that engineers and scientists have stumbled into a theory which is changing the way many of them think about energy efficiency. The theory: the use of water for cooling is an indication that energy is being wasted.Using water for cooling has been taken for granted as an essential part of the manufacturing process. when water was practically free, it was not a problem. But now that water is more scarce and more expensive, engineers and scientists are actually paying attention and trying to find ways to use less water.Once they determined there was actually a problem, this theory caused them to become more creative. So, what is behind this theory?When a process produces heat that needs water to cool it, that heat represents energy that could have been used as some form of kinetic energy for the manufacturing purpose for which it was intended. In other words, energy that could have been used to actually do work is instead converted to heat, which then takes even more energy to cool.While cooling will be necessary in processes in which heat is essential, scientists and engineers are now viewing any mechanical energy turned into excess heat as wasted energy. Mike Hurlbatt, owner of Pump Solutions Australasia, concludes: “It’s early yet, but it’s a good bet scientists and engineers will test this theory and put it to good use in their quest to become more energy efficient.”Pump Solutions Australia import pumps into Australia from around the world. They leave no stone unturned to find the world’s finest pump manufacturers and make their products available in Australia. They import pumps from many locations, including Europe, the US, Japan and South Africa. They offer what they feel is the best customer service in the business. To learn more, call 1300 793 418. World Renowned Balz Pumps Now Available in Australia 2017-10-13T02:57:17Z world-renowned-balz-pumps-now-available-in-australia Perth, WA, 29 September 2017 - Pump Solutions Australasia is Australia’s premier importer of pumps from around the world. They offer a variety of pumps from pump manufacturers with international for high quality, constant innovation, consistency and great customer service. Recently, they decided to add Balz Pumps to their list of trusted manufacturers worthy for importing into Australia.Why Balz Pumps?Balz Pumps and their parent company, Lamco Engineering, are known for an innovative spindle pump that has solved the biggest problem faced by users of spindle pumps: excessive wear on the bearings. Traditional spindle pump designs have an inherent flaw that allows water to seep into the bearings. This decreases efficiency and wears the bearings out prematurely. Balz pumps are manufactured with a patented, groundbreaking technology that keeps the bearings from being contaminated with water or other media. Lamco Engineering calls it “The Core” and it is the first patented bubble sealing system. The design of the pump is based on the same principle that keeps water from flowing into an upright container when it is partially immersed into water. As long as the design and configuration of the pump remain intact, the bearings cannot be contaminated with the pumping media.The company that would eventually manufacturer Balzs pumps begin in South Africa in 1984. Their original intent was to repair and maintain submersible pumps. They were located in the hub of the mining industry in South Africa, so they naturally migrated toward catering to that industry.In 2001, they would introduce their line of spindle pumps and they quickly became a mainstay in the South African mining industry. Balz spindle pumps are seen as the industry standard for mine dewatering because they are designed to easily handle the extreme demands of mine dewatering.Fast forward to 2017 and Mr R.C. Gradidge and Mr V.C. Gradidge now lead the company. Together, they boast a combined forty-plus years in the pumping industry. Their company motto is “Obsessive Attention to Details,” or “OAD.” Lamco Engineering now sources, manufactures and distributes a wide variety of products designed to help the mining industry in South Africa.Mike Hurlbatt is the owner of Pump Solutions Australasia. According to Mr Hurlbatt:“We are happy to now be an Australian importer of Balz pumps. Their beginnings were much like ours.  Their company and our company started out providing service to the pumping industry and providing pumping solutions to large-scale operations. Both companies still provide service and maintenance to a large number of mining and other large-scale operations.”Mr Hurlbatt concluded: “Balz pumps will fit in perfectly with our other world class pump manufacturers. Like the other brands we offer, they are known as the best in their particular industry sector. They provide the combination of high-quality, high-efficiency, low maintenance and long shelf life that we demand for our customers.  It doesn't get any better than that.”Pump Solutions Australasia imports the finest pumps from around the world into Australia. The recent addition of Balz Pumps to their product line bolsters their status as Australia’s premier importer of pumps. They offer pumps for all uses from small submersible pumps for home use to giant pumps that power mining, water and wastewater operations. To learn more, call 1300 793 418 today or visit their website: Tsurumi Pumps Revolutionises the Mining Industry 2017-08-04T07:19:22Z tsurumi-pumps-revolutionises-the-mining-industry Perth, WA, 03 August 2017 - When submersible pumps are mentioned, Tsurumi is a name that often comes to mind. They are one of the leading manufacturers of pumps in the world and their submersible pumps are known as some of the best in the industry.Tsurumi Pumps and the Mining IndustryTsurumi pumps are often used in the mining industry for drainage operations. Drainage operations require submersible pumps with increasingly large heads. One of the more prevalent problems in the industry up to now has been a necessity for installing increasingly larger pumps as the head requirements increase.This has proven to be expensive and time-consuming. In addition, space is often at a premium in mining operations. Because of this, it is necessary to use pumps that are compact and don't require large amounts of space. Up until now, this has been problematic. However, tsurumi pumps have developed what they feel is a game-changing solution for the problem of producing heads that are high enough for the demand of the job: the Tsurumi Tandem Kit.The Tsurumi Tandem Kit Increases Head by Connecting Pumps in SeriesThe Tsurumi Tandem Kit allows users to connect two identical pumps in series. The principal is the same principle that is used in multistage pumps. Running two pumps in tandem can double the amount of head that can be produced by the pumps. When two pumps with a head capacity of 127m are connected in series, they can produce 254m of head. Tsurumi even offers a configuration whereby two pumps that are connected with some optional features can produce 400m of head.Tsurumi Pumps: the ResumeThe Tsurumi Manufacturing Company LTD was established in Osaka in 1924. Their reputation for manufacturing submersible pumps with high power, high head capacity, high quality and high durability has elevated them to the top of their industry. They produce a wide variety of submersible pumps, from simple residential pumps to giant pumps used for mining and construction drainage operations. Mike Hurlbatt is the owner of Pump Solutions Australasia, the Western Australia distributor of Tsurumi Pumps. According to Mr Hurlbatt:“We import the finest pumps from around the world because we know that our customers need high-quality and cannot afford downtime. We have found Tsurumi pumps to be among the best pumps in the world, especially in the category of submersible pumps. We are excited about the Tsurumi Tandem Kit because it allows mining operations to have double the head without using clunky, expensive replacements and trying to cram them into spaces that are too small.”Mr Hurlbatt concluded: “Tsurumi pumps were already one of the most popular Solutions for mining drainage operations. With the addition of the Tsurumi Tandem Kit, one of the best brands in the world has just become even better.” Pump Solutions Australasia imports high quality pumps from around the world into Australia. Tsurumi Pumps are the most trusted and prolific manufacturer of submersible pumps in the world. Pump Solutions Australasia are proud to be the Western Australia distributors of Tsurumi Pumps. To learn more or to enquire about any of their pumps, call 1300 793 418 or visit their website today: Forward-Thinking Companies are Outsourcing Pump Maintenance to Keep Up with New Technology 2017-08-01T01:22:19Z forward-thinking-companies-are-outsourcing-pump-maintenance-to-keep-up-with-new-technology Perth, WA, 31 July 2017 - Mining operations, wastewater treatment plants and other enterprises with large pumping systems usually have in-house maintenance personnel who maintain the pumps in addition to their other duties. Years ago, before technology began to advance on an exponential level, performing maintenance in house was seen as good business. For many older pumps, a good maintenance man or mechanic with a standard set of tools could keep them operational according to their company standards. However, in today's era of advanced technology, it takes specialised knowledge and specialised tools to properly maintain pumping systems.As with any technological advance, there is a trade-off. Modern machinery is more efficient and can run for longer with less down time than older equipment. However, the days of a mechanic with a set of wrenches being able to keep everything operating smoothly are in the rearview mirror for most companies.Maintenance has gone through three phases: reactive, preventative and predictive. In the beginning, most maintenance was reactive. When equipment broke down, the maintenance people would scramble to fix it. If they couldn't fix it themselves, they would call someone who could or they would replace the equipment.The next phase was preventative maintenance, where equipment was maintained on a regular basis until it broke down when it was then repaired or replaced. Today however, most maintenance is predictive maintenance. Not only is machinery maintained on a regular basis, it is also repaired or replaced before it breaks down. In addition, the maintenance is more specialised and can keep equipment running longer than it used to.The problem with predictive maintenance on modern pumping systems is that it can no longer be performed by the average maintenance crew in any given operation. Similar to Automotive Maintenance, pump system maintenance now requires an extremely specialised skill set and specialised tools. This is beyond the reach of most in-house maintenance crews.Mike Hurlbatt is the owner of Pump Solutions Australasia, an importer and maintenance provider for pumps and pumping systems in Australia. According to Mr Hurlbatt:“Modern technology has made it almost impossible for most operations to keep their pump maintenance in-house. The technology has changed so much that it now takes people who specialise in pumps, motors, seals, and valves to properly maintain and repair any modern pumping system. The knowledge is highly specialised and the tools are highly specialised. Many of the pumps have become computerised as well. This provides the utmost in efficiency and safety, but it tends to take an old school maintenance person out of the game.”Mr Hurlbatt concluded: “The pumping system breakdown can cost thousands or even millions of dollars in the wrong situation. It simply isn't worth the risk any more to handle pump maintenance in-house. Call pump specialists and let them take care of your pumping systems. It can save you a lot of money, effort and time.”Pump Solutions Australia is an importer of pumps in Australia. They offer a full menu of maintenance and repair services for pumps and pumping systems of all sizes. They pride themselves on providing solutions instead of just selling pumps. They were pioneers in the vacuum pump engineering field, creating the system that transports fish at the Geraldton Fish Market from the ships to the docks. To learn more, call 1300 793 418 or visit their website: Peristaltic Pumps Dominate Market for Precise Applications 2017-06-09T04:42:22Z peristaltic-pumps-dominate-market-for-precise-applications Perth, WA, 09 June 2017 - When it comes to high purity applications, peristaltic pumps are usually the pump of choice. The main reason for this is because the material being pumped never touches any part of the pump except the tube through which it flows.   A peristaltic pump never touches any of the material being pumped. This keeps the material pure. In addition, the material never touches the pump, keeping the material from ever contaminating the pump.   Consequently, peristaltic pumps are most often used situations that not only involve high purity, but also dispensing, metering and general transfer of precise amounts of materials. This makes them indispensable for the chemical, petrochemical, food and pharmaceutical industries. They are a mainstay for dosing and for precise transfer of chemicals.   Advantages of Peristaltic Pumps One of the main advantages of peristaltic pumps is mentioned earlier in this article: the media being pumped touch only the tube and not any other part of the pump. This makes it impossible for the media to be contaminated. Because the design is so simple, peristaltic pumps do not require a high degree of maintenance. They also have minimal downtime compared to other pumps.   Peristaltic pumps also pump a wide variety of fluids due to their design, including fluids that are too acid or too alkaline for other varieties of pumps. They are also a very gentle pump, making it possible for them to pump fluids that must be handled carefully.   Why Peristaltic Pumps are So Precise Peristaltic pumps are precise because of their design. They use a tube for the fluid being pumped and rollers which pinch the tube from the sides, imitating peristalsis: the motion that helps humans and animals swallow. The speed of the rollers, the size of the tube and the amount of fluid being pumped all determine the amount of materials moved and the speed at which they are moved.   This is why the amount of fluid can be measured and dispensed so accurately. Peristaltic pumps are available in a number of configurations. These can range from a simple design which works at only one speed to a pump that has numerous speeds, controlled by computer.     Precise Applications for Peristaltic Pumps There are many uses and applications for peristaltic pumps. As mentioned above, most involve precision and purity. Food manufacturing and kitchen applications include dispensing of juices and pizza sauce. They can also be used to inject vitamins A and D into various foods and in the fermentation process to circulate cell suspensions. They can be used with tissue cultures for aspiration and for harvesting cells. They are used for providing cultures with nutrients and for dispensing cosmetics.   Some other precise applications: sterilised media, spray coatings, fuels, lubricants and corrosive chemicals.   Basically, if it needs to be precise and pure, peristaltic pumps are probably the pumps of choice.  Pump Solutions Australasia imports the finest pumps from around the world into Australia. They specialise in providing solutions, not just selling pumps. They offer peristaltic pumps, submersible pumps, vacuum pumps, gear pumps and too many other varieties to list here. Their customer service staff is known as the best in the business. To learn more or to enquire about any pumps, call 1300 793 418 today or visit their website: Risk-Averse Engineers Create Pumps that Perform Perfectly Even In Extreme Conditions 2017-04-05T03:22:07Z risk-averse-engineers-create-pumps-that-perform-perfectly-even-in-extreme-conditions Perth, WA, 05 April 2017 - In 1990, a migrant German engineer established a small firm called Pumps and Services Australia. They developed numerous innovative hydraulic and vacuum solutions for clients in Australia and overseas in many industries, including mining, manufacturing and water. They would also create a vacuum pump system for transporting fish from ships to the wharf at the world-famous Geraldton Fish Market that is still in use today.That small company is now called Pump Solutions Australasia. Today, they focus on importing and servicing pumps from the foremost manufacturers in the world. However, they are still fully aware of their roots. They know the best engineering provides the best solutions. They also know which manufacturers have the best engineering.Engineering, Pumps and the Typical ManufacturerWhile engineering means everything to Pump Solutions Australasia, it is only one part of the manufacturing process. In a world perfect for engineers, every product that comes off the line would be just as the engineer intended it to be. In the real world, it usually doesn’t happen that way.Engineers are risk averse by nature. They don’t want to take chances. To an engineer, creating a product is a binary process. It either works or it doesn’t work. There is no “grey area.” The engineer creates a design for a specific purpose. He then creates measurements and specific parts out of specific materials to fit the design and do the job perfectly. Engineers don’t take chances because they want their products to work every time, all the time, even in adverse conditions.Sadly, engineers aren’t always listened to. Accountants want the product to cost less. Marketers want it to come to market quickly. Meanwhile, industry requirements may be changing too, requiring higher extremes of temperatures or more pressure. Designs are sent back to engineers with suggestions for adjustments designed to save time and/or money for the company. Engineers have to decide whether to loosen some of the precise tolerances they created or whether to say “no.”Many manufacturers do take shortcuts. They create perfect products and then back them down to a less than perfect model to save money or put a product out to market faster.At Pump Solutions Australasia, this is unacceptable. According to owner Mike Hurlbatt:“We may have a different name now, but we have never forgotten that we are a company that was built by providing engineering-based solutions. And that is why we only import pumps from manufacturers who have developed worldwide reputations based on their engineering. Our clients want solutions, not excuses. The best way for us to provide solutions is to make sure they are receiving pumps that are engineered and manufactured to exacting specifications so they can provide consistent, reliable performance. We simply won’t accept anything less and we don’t expect our customers to, either.” Pump Solutions Australasia import pumps from the finest manufacturers in the world into Australia. They are known for importing only pumps that are the best in their category for reliability, efficiency and long shelf life. They handle any size pumps from small submersible pumps to large, industrial pumping systems such as wastewater plants. To learn more, call 1300 793 418 or visit their website: Root Cause Analysis Gains Popularity for Pumps and Pumping Systems 2017-02-23T08:05:05Z root-cause-analysis-gains-popularity-for-pumps-and-pumping-systems Perth, WA, 23 February 2017 - After an incident involving a failed part in large, complicated pumping systems, it can be tempting to replace that part and keep the operation going with as little downtime as possible. If the part failure was the only cause of the incident, the operation goes on with downtime but no lingering effects. However, sometimes there is an underlying problem or “root cause” of the incident that caused the part to fail. This can cause catastrophic failure if it isn’t found and corrected. One of the best ways to find out what went wrong in any incident is a root cause analysis. The Five P’s of Root Cause AnalysisRoot cause analysis is just what it sounds like: finding the underlying cause of an incident so it can be corrected. There are many methods, but one of the more popular ones is the “Five P’s” method. The Five P’s consist of “parts, position, paper, people and paradigms. “Parts” refers to all of the parts involved in the incident. This includes not only the part that malfunctioned, but those that had no apparent malfunction but were a direct part of the operation. When parts work together, one affects all of the others.“Position” refers to the position that the affected piece of equipment was in at the time the incident occurred. This is important because the exact position of the equipment is important for an accurate assessment of what caused the incident.“Paper” refers to finding all paperwork regarding the equipment and operation, such as manuals for the equipment, reports on any inspections and any reports that had been performed on the safety or operation of the equipment.“People” refers to interviewing everyone involved in or witnessing the incident. It also includes those who did the last inspections on the equipment.  This is important to help find out if there are any relevant facts that aren’t in the paperwork.Paradigms refers to the thought processes that went into making decisions involving the creation, maintenance and everyday operation. It also refers to the thought processes and perceptions of those who work with the equipment and those who created the system design.Why Root Cause Analysis is Relevant for Pumps and Pumping SystemsMike Hurlbatt is the owner of Pump Solutions Australasia, an importer of pumps in Western Australia. According to Mr Hurlbatt:“We provide pumps for a lot of people and businesses across Australia, from small pumps for individuals to large industrial pumping systems where millions of dollars in revenue are on the line if there is any downtime. We know quality is important and that is why we go to such great lengths to find the world’s finest pump manufacturers. We don’t want to see our pumps fail.”Mr Hurlbatt concluded: “Other than making sure your operation has the best pumps, we feel root cause analysis is one of the most effective tools to prevent the repetition of pump failure in any pumping system.”Pump Solutions Australasia are the foremost importer of pumps in Australia. They import the finest pumps from the finest manufacturers in the world because they know downtime can cost thousands or even millions of dollars. From small submersible pumps to multi-million dollar pumping stations, they can find the right pump for the right job. To learn more, call 1300 793 418 or visit their website: Importer in Australia Reveals why Verderflex Peristaltic Pumps are So Respected Worldwide 2017-01-23T06:09:38Z importer-in-australia-reveals-why-verderflex-peristaltic-pumps-are-so-respected-worldwide Perth, WA, January 23, 2017 - Pump Solutions Australasia are Australian pump importers located in the Perth area. They not only serve Perth, but all of Australia. They combine top notch customer service and superior repair and maintenance with a large selection of high-quality pumps from pump manufacturers who are generally accepted as the best in the world by those in the industry.Recently, Pump Solutions Australasia put their manufacturer’s spotlight on the Verder Group, who manufacture Verderflex peristaltic pumps.  This resulted in a blog post revealing just how Verderflex peristaltic pumps came to be accepted as the industry standard, both in Australia and globally.A Brief History of Verder GroupThe Verder Group, who manufactures Verderflex pumps, was established in the Netherlands in 1959. After a move to Belgium, they would eventually have manufacturing plants on virtually every industrialised continent except Australia. The Verder Group keeps its corporate focus on making the highest quality laboratory equipment and pumps they can make. Verderflex pumps are used mainly in the food and beverage, water, wastewater, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical and printing industries. Verder Group is demanding of their employees. They require a combination of technical expertise and field experience for new hires. They require that their employees constantly improve themselves professionally. Verder Group has the same attitude toward their products as they do toward their employees. They reinvest a large portion of their profits into constant research and development. This ensures that their products are always on the cutting edge of the industries.Verderflex Peristaltic PumpsVerderflex peristaltic pumps are a perfect example of the results obtained by the Verder Group. They are known around the world as extremely high-quality pumps. Many consider them to be the best in the business. They are known for their efficiency, production and accuracy. Peristaltic pumps are designed to mimic the animal process of peristalsis, which is used for eating and eliminating food from the body. Fluid is suctioned into a tube, where rollers attached to a rotor squeeze the tube, forcing the fluid in the desired direction. The main advantage of this mechanism is that the only part of the pump that touches the fluid is the inside of the tube. This is perfect for sterile applications or applications in which the fluid being transported cannot be contaminated. It also allows for the transport of abrasive, corrosive or viscous fluids without damage to the pump. This is why Verderflex peristaltic pumps are a “go to” choice for many in the food and beverage, chemical, medical and pharmaceutical industries. It has also helped Verderflex develop a “name” that is synonymous with high quality across the globe.Pump Solutions Australasia imports pumps into Australia from the world’s leading pump manufacturers. They were established in 1990 and became the leading pump importer in Australia due to their commitment to innovation, quality and customer service. They import Verderflex peristaltic pumps and a wide variety of pumps from the leading manufacturers in the world for all applications. From small sump pumps to giant wastewater treatment systems, Pump Solutions Australasia provides pumps of all sizes and types for virtually any industry. To learn more, call 1300 793 418 or visit their website: Quality Pump Importer Reaffirms Commitment to High Performance 2016-12-07T08:19:33Z quality-pump-importer-reaffirms-commitment-to-high-performance Perth, WA, December 07, 2016 - Pump Solutions Australasia have been in Western Australia since they were established in 1990. Originally called Pumps and Services Australia, they were formed by a German engineer who specialised in engineered vacuum systems. They supplied vacuum and hydraulic solutions for many different industries, including mining, manufacturing and water.They pioneered the first automated vacuum system, which they created for the Geraldton Fish Market. The system is still in use today, transporting fish from ships to the wharves at the market. In 2000, they began to expand their services, moving towards supplying, installing and maintaining pumping systems for a wide variety of applications. They used some local pumps but began to import the finest pumps from around the world. Today, they are the sole Australian importers for Filter Technics, Speck, Fluid-o-Tech and Ran pumps. They are the sole distributor in WA for Becker. They are WA distributors for Grundfos, Tsurumi, Verderflex and Flojet pumps. They also are an official reseller Lowara pumps for WA. The Secret to Their Success as Quality Pump ImportersThey have been known as Pump Solutions Australasia since 2008, but their commitment to quality started at the very beginning of the company. They have made all of their decisions using the concept that a quality pump is always a better option than a cheap pump.Mike Hurlbatt is the owner of Pump Solutions Australasia. According to Mr Hurlbatt:“We have supplied and installed pumps for multi-million dollar operations. In some of these situations, pump failure can be disastrous. We learned at the beginning that a quality pump is always a better option than a bargain pump. Consequently, we started using contacts around the world to find the best manufacturers so we could import their pumps.”Mr Hurlbatt continued: “The result is that we now offer the finest pumps from around the world for any application. We have choices of two great manufacturers for some varieties, such as centrifugal pumps. We are committed to doing our best to make sure that all of our pumps have minimal downtime and never suffer catastrophic failure.”Pump Solutions Australasia also prides themselves on the best customer service in the industry. They know that the best equipment in the world is not good enough without savvy customer service that can put the right pump in the right place at the right time. Their business is a family business and anyone they hire has been vetted to ensure that they can give the utmost in customer service to every customer, every time.Mr Hurlbatt concludes: “This is our family business and we take it seriously. We have worked hard to build one of the best reputations in the business and we will continue to work hard to keep it that way. Our customers expect the best and we provide it for them.”Pump Solutions Australasia is a quality pump importer in Perth, Western Australia. They import high quality pumps from around the world, including brands like Speck, Ran, Tsurumi, Becker, Grundfos, Filter Technics and more. They offer world class customer service, installation and maintenance to go along with their high quality pumps. To learn more or to order, call 1300 793 418 or visit their website: Inefficient Pumps can Increase HVAC Costs 2016-11-10T04:59:19Z inefficient-pumps-can-increase-hvac-costs Perth, WA, November 10, 2016 - Pumps are not seen as a factor in raising or lowering HVAC costs by the general public, but pumps can account for 10-15% of the power consumed by HVAC. HVAC consumes, on an average, 40% of the power consumed in any building across a diverse range of businesses and applications.Australia and New Zealand currently use a system called NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) to assess how buildings perform in relation to the environment. Energy used for HVAC can account for as much as 70% of the assessment.While these numbers may seem unrelated, they demonstrate that HVAC costs are important to both the bottom line and environmental performance of a building and the business it houses. Controls, Pumps and EfficiencyThe efficiency of controls determines the efficiency of a pumping system. In an HVAC system, inefficient controls can add between 50-90% to the net energy usage. The importance of controls for HVAC is heightened in a temperate climate, which envelops most of Australia’s cities. In a temperate climate, both heat and AC are necessary. The amount of heat produces a heavy load on the AC component, but there are still times when heat is necessary and times when the load is minimal. Consequently, the system must be able to turn down the cooling component to adjust to minimal loads. If it can’t do this efficiently, the efficiency of the system itself is greatly affected.In the North part of Australia, in cities like Darwin, controls aren’t as essential because the AC load is always heavy and no heating is necessary.For the typical HVAC system in the typical Australian building that is not in the North, there are three factors that affect pump efficiency: robustness of controls, conflicting uses and turndowns. Keeping Costs DownPlant and business operators have plenty of options available to help increase pump efficiency. Time of use: Decreasing time of use can reduce costs and increase efficiency greatly. For example, when a plant doesn’t need to run, it should be shut down. Turndown: Correct calibration of turndown decreases power usage and increases efficiency. This ideally involves the use of VSD’s or Variable Speed Drives to match the pumps and fans with the loads. VSD’s greatly increase the efficiency of pumps and fans when running at lower speeds.Conflicting Uses: The main example of conflicting use is the heating and the AC running at the same time. This is an obvious drain on resources and waste of energy.The End ResultWhen VSD’s are added to a high quality pumping system, the end result is increased efficiency and lowered costs of operation. However, if the quality of the pumping system is not high enough, the increase in efficiency is negligible at best. It only works on high-quality pumps.Pump Solutions Australasia imports pumps into Australia from all over the world. They only carry pumps and controls from manufacturers who have international reputations as the best manufacturers in their market segments. They provide the most reliable and efficient pumps and controls in the world to help Australian businesses save money and avoid downtime. To learn more, call 1300 793 418 or visit their website: Pump Importer: “We Don’t Just Sell Pumps.” 2016-10-12T07:41:20Z pump-importer-we-don-t-just-sell-pumps Perth, WA, 12 October 2016 - Pump Solutions Australasia has been in business since 1990. They started out creating and installing engineered vacuum systems both in Australia and overseas. They built the first automated vacuum system in Geraldton for the Geraldton Fish Market. The system is still in use today.Because of their roots in providing full service solutions for clients, they are not the typical pump supplier. They import the finest pumps from the best manufacturers in the world and still provide full service solutions for their clients. They carry pumps from elite manufacturers such as Grundfos, Tsurumi, Ran, Verderflex, Becker, Lowara, Fluid-o-Tech and Speck Pumpen.If Pump Solutions Australasia was just a store that sold pumps, they would still stand out in the business due to their great selection and commitment to high quality. However, it doesn’t stop there. Pump Solutions Australasia has built their reputation as possibly the best pump supplier in Australia because they provide full pump solutions for a number of industries.Pump Solutions Australasia will provide pump solutions for needs as small as a residence that needs one submersible pump to a mining company that needs a multi-million dollar setup. They provide pump for the medical, hospitality, wastewater, mining, construction, industrial and scientific industries.Repair ServicesPump Solutions Australasia offers full repair services on any brand of pump. They have a full workshop in their facility in the Perth suburb of Wangara. They also have a full crew that will do onsite work for large or small operations. Spare PartsPump Solutions Australasia provides access to spare parts for any major pump. They work with all of the major suppliers and can easily find spare parts that can keep a client from having to buy a new pump and help them get more life out of the equipment they have. Service and MaintenanceAt Pump Solutions Australasia, they service and maintain pumps from any manufacturer in the world. Pumps are expected to work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They need to be maintained and serviced on a regular basis. This prevents downtime. It also lets clients know if a pump is in need of replacement or spare parts. This keeps operations going smooth and helps businesses get maximum lives out of their equipment.Customer SupportIf there is one facet of Pump Solutions Australasia that the owner and crew are the most proud of, it’s their commitment to providing the best customer service and product support in the business. They pay as much attention to clients after the sale as they do before the sale. Many customers remark that other places “left them high and dry,” but the crew at Pump Solutions Australasia always sees every purchase through until the customer is satisfied. .Pump Solutions Australasia is an importer of pumps located in the Perth area. They import pumps from the finest manufacturers around the world, including some in Italy, Germany and Turkey. They only import the best pumps because they know downtime can cost businesses a lot of money. They pride themselves on the best customer service in the business and providing solutions for their customers. 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