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Bredel SPX50 hose pumps from Watson-Marlow Pumps have been used by the water treatment works at Kembla Grange in Australia in harsh applications such as pumping abrasive lime slurry and corrosive chlorine solutions after its existing progressive cavity and piston diaphragm pumps failed to cope.

The water treatment and filtration plant at Kembla Grange, which is operated by Veolia Water, insists on reliable equipment that can be maintained safely and quickly.

The hose pumps from Bredel are said to be well suited to water treatment processes as they move fluid by compressing a shoe onto a reinforced hose in a circular motion, pushing pockets of fluid down stream quickly and easily by positive displacement.

Key benefits of product application

  • The Bredel pump replaced two progressive cavity pumps in the abrasive lime slurry dosing application.
  • There are no intrusions in the flow path, eliminating risk of blockages.
  • The Bredel pumps also replaced two piston diaphragm pumps in the chlorine solution pumping application.
  • The pumps are self priming and dry running, making them easy to start and stop.
  • The Bredel hose pumps were fitted with Hypalon hoses, which offer good chemical resistance.
  • The hoses last between three and four months and take an hour to switch out, offering considerable time savings compared with the maintenance required on the piston diaphragm pumps.

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) is the world leader in niche peristaltic and sinusoidal pumps and associated fluid path technologies. Founded on nearly 60 years of supplying engineering and process expertise and with over one million pumps installed worldwide, our pumps are tried, tested and proven to deliver.

WMFTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (LSE: SPX), a global organisation employing approximately 4,800 people worldwide. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group comprises nine established brands, each with their own area of expertise, but together offering our customers an unrivalled breadth of solutions for their pumping applications:

  • Watson-Marlow Pumps: peristaltic tube pumps for biopharm and process industries
  • Watson-Marlow Tubing: precision tubing for pumping and other purposes, in a range of materials
  • Bredel: high flow, high-pressure hose pumps
  • Alitea: unique peristaltic solutions for OEM customers
  • Flexicon: aseptic filling and capping systems
  • MasoSine: gentle sinusoidal pumps for food, chemical and cosmetics applications
  • BioPure: advanced single-use tubing connector systems
  • Asepco: aseptic valves for the biopharmaceutical industry
  • FlowSmart: high purity sanitary gaskets, silicone transfer tubing and reinforced silicone hoses for the biopharmaceutical industry

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is an international operation based in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. Watson-Marlow Fluid |Technology Group has offices in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Sharjah UAE, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Vietnam.

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