New dewatering pump models set to drive company’s expanding Stage V product growth
DXB Pump, the UK’s only British-owned specialist pump manufacturers with a complete range of Stage V and electric pumpsets, are expanding their range of dry prime dewatering and slurry pumpsets with the introduction of two new models at Hillhead 2022.
At the very top of its Stage 5 range, the company is introducing the new GI700/160, which will not only be DXB Pump’s most powerful quarry dewatering pump, but also the most powerful of any UK pump manufacturer for dewatering and slurry pumping applications.
Powered by a Scania Stage V DC16 engine which is supplies 500kW of continuous power at an economical 1,800 rev/min, the company has designed two pumpsets for deep quarries which have high levels of groundwater inflow and heavy rainfall, as seen in the west of the UK in Wales, England, and Scotland.
The GI700/160 offers quarries the highest performing 150mm (6in) dewatering pump offering maximum flows of more than 700 cubic metres per hour and heads of over 175m at its maximum. However, the engineers at DXB have optimized the performance to offer between 600 and 700 cubic metres er hour at 16 bar, allowing quarries to specify standard 200mm diameter PN16 hoses and not burn additional fuel overcoming excessive friction losses in the dewatering system, thereby further reducing the carbon footprint of operating this pumpset in the quarry.
By optimizing the performance, these results can be achieved running at 1,800 rev/min, one of the lowest points on the engine fuel burn curve, which means mines and quarries will have the best possible ratio of fuel consumed for total cubic meters of water pumped.
The second new model from DXB Pump is the higher flow GI1000/120 pumpset, which uses the same canopy/engine combination but with a larger Cornell 12x10 pump end for the higher flow requirements seen in the wettest mines and quarries, which often struggle with a single pumpset from other companies.
All the DXB7 pumpsets with this Scania engine configuration are controlled by in-house designed DXB control panel and telemetry systems, allowing the user or quarry manager to monitor and control the pumpset remotely from their phone or desktop computer, as well as ensuring the pumpset shuts down when not needed, saving fuel and maintenance costs at the quarry or mine.
In addition to the sophisticated control systems, DXB Pump have also included the Fuel Active fuel-conditioning system for ensuring only the best fuel reaches the engine. Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Fuel Active system has become increasingly popular on quarrying equipment in the UK due to its ability to reduce downtime caused by contaminated fuels.
At the other end of the product range, DXB have designed and are now manufacturing the new DE250/15e pumpset, which is one of their smallest units for dewatering and is now offered with premium-efficiency electric motor rather than a Stage V 18.5kW Deutz engine.
Designed along similar lines to its popular engine-driven unit, the new pumpset keeps the same control panel and telemetry system but these now control an integrated, state-of-the-art, variable-speed drive motor complete with simple 63A socket on the side of the pumpset, allowing for swift and easy installation without the need for an electrician.
Built in the same canopy as the engine-driven unit, the pumpset also comes with the same features, such as four wide doors for easy servicing, a heavy-duty Cornell pump with the Cycloseal seal protection system, and the controls that allow remote operation and monitoring from a computer or phone on site.
All DXB Pumps are now manufactured in the company’s new factory in Suffolk, which has more than 12,000 square feet of production space, testing facilities, and offices. The company, which was founded in 2017 by Simon Ruffles and Matt Flack, offers a complete range of pumps and solutions to the UK quarry markets and has grown to over 20 employees. Moreover, it now has a sister company, DXB Integrate, based in Nottingham, offering temporary hire solutions using DXB pumps and accessories such as hose, pipework, and training.