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Hughes Debuts New UHP Unit

Monday, July 18, 2016

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Hughes Pumps, a U.K.-based maker of high-pressure waterjetting equipment and related products, has introduced a new ultra-high-pressure waterjetting unit that the company recommends for shipyard use.

The Ultrabar 30 DC (4) unit operates at 6.2 gallons per minute at 43,000 psi, according to the manufacturer, and is driven by a Tier 4 emissions-compliant diesel engine.

Limiting Downtime

One feature the manufacturer touts is the unit’s ability to run on two cylinders even as the third is being worked on, helping to reduce downtime. The unit comes in an open frame with forklift pockets and overhead lifting points for transport.

Hughes Utrabar 30 DC (4)
Hughes Pumps

Hughes' Ultrabar 30 DC (4), an ultra-high-pressure waterjetting unit, can be used with a single- or twin-gun setup.

The unit can be used with a single- or twin-gun setup, Hughes says, and pressure can be easily adjusted by changing the engine’s RPM or changing nozzles. Hughes recommends the unit for surface prep and coatings removal, in addition to hydro-demolition, tube cleaning and cold cutting.

Options including a closed-frame model or different engine sizes are available.

Hughes, based in West Sussex, England, has distribution throughout Europe, Asia and Australia, in addition to one distributor in Chile.

More information: www.hughes-pumps.co.uk.

   

Tagged categories: Surface preparation; Surface preparation equipment; UHP waterjetting; Waterjetting

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