A building manufacturer was looking for a high performance pump for a fire truck. Due to the restricted space requirement in the vehicle, the pump needed to be compact. The building manufacturer decided on the Börger Rotary Lobe Pump. Besides the criteria mentioned above, the key factor in the decision was the high quality of the rotary lobe pump and the option of reversing the pump, as well as the variable speed and pump output.
A mobile, self priming Börger is connected to a hollow shaft with a hydraulic motor. The space needed for the unit could be further reduced by using the hollow shaft connection. The Börger pump can be used for a variety of pump work due to the reversibility of the rotary lobe pump. A complicated pipe system is not necessary.
The pump is able to
· fill the 10 m³ tank on the vehicle (also in bilge mode)
· to feed the surface sprayer in the front section of the vehicle
· to feed a mixing unit with foaming agent
· to feed other vehicles
· to feed the jet pipe.
The customer is extremely pleased with the operation of the Boerger Rotary Lobe Pump. The pipe network could be easily set up owing to the reversibility of the pump. This also resulted in considerable savings. The fire department is pleased to know that it has a reliable pump in their new vehicle.
|Börger||Rotary Lobe Pump|
|Rated capacity||60 m³/h (264 usgpm/h)|
|Pressure||8 bar (116 psi)|