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Company Announcement - Integrated Pump Rental now has a range of Pump Flotation Devices and Hose Flotation Devices available for customers to purchase or hire. A sister company to Integrated Pump Technology, Integrated Pump Rental is focused on providing its customer base with cost effective solutions that meet specific needs in the market.
By remaining close to all industries where its pumps are put to use, Integrated Pump Rental retains close interaction with its customer base. According to Lee Vine of Integrated Pump Rental, extensive experience has shown that industry and customer needs drive expansion of the company’s product ranges. The inclusion of Pump Flotation Devices and Hose Flotation Devices is a natural extension of the company’s existing offering and represents its basic operating model.
Vine explains that a Pump Flotation Device is used to suspend the pump during pumping operations. “This prevents the pump from burrowing into the bottom of the dam/stopes/pond, thus eliminating situations where a pump could be damaged or lost if this happened. The use of a PFD will also significantly reduce the wear on the pump, since it is not in direct contact with the sediment at the bottom during pumping operations.” The exterior or outer skin of the PFD used by Integrated Pump Rental is manufactured from low density high strength polyethylene and is filled with polyurethane foam, which ensures that the flotation device will not sink, even in the unlikely event of the outer skin being punctured.
Integrated Pump Rental is able to supply three different sizes of PFDs with carrying capacities of 250 kg, 600 kg and 1.2 t. In the event that a heavier mass needs to be suspended, a number of PFDs can be used in series to accommodate this. Hose Flotation Devices are used to suspend hoses during pumping applications where either pontoons or barges are used and the hose needs to be suspended above the water, or where hosing is laid across the water instead of around the perimeter of the water. “In these instances, we advise customers to route the pipework across the direct line of sight to the barge or pontoon. This will result in substantial cost savings,” Vine points out.
The HFD from Integrated Pump Rental has been engineered to accommodate cables that cover the same distance as the hoses. HFDs are available in all common hose sizes. “All products used by Integrated Pump Rental are ISO 9001 certified and advice on the most suitable flotation device for specific pump applications is provided by our experienced team. As with our pump offering, we take complete responsibility for all maintenance of flotation devices on site and we keep a comprehensive maintenance record. This allows our team to determine when proactive, scheduled maintenance is required and when equipment reaches end of life,” Vine concludes