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SPONSORED NEWS: Local pump supplier hits the market with new ranges

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THE introduction of new product ranges and major changes to systems, as well as SABS certification, have been steadily progressing at multi-disciplinary engineering and pump supply company Turbofluid. These developments are entrenching the Durban-based company as a proudly South African supplier.

Turbofluid director, Mark Jones explains that there are changes to both the company’s facilities and products.

Facilities

“Turbofluid has been developing new business strategies and restructuring its two main facilities and staff complement. We have improved three of our current service facilities to have faster throughputs and expanded capacities to meet with increased demand,” Jones says.

The company has upscaled its ISO 9906 testing facility to include 14-inch 300 kW testing with a fully dedicated team that is running six days a week. “We have also completed the addition of a high-accuracy vacuum pump testing facility with full performance curve plotting,” says Jones.

“Our fire division recently completed the ASIB certification and endurance tests on six pump sets as we move into the installation phase.”

Products

Turbofluid will be going into full production in the coming weeks on two new ranges of pumps and a third is already in production. “The new ranges are targeting three market segments where supply has been restricted to international pump companies which supply at horrendous prices and divert spend away from local manufacturers and thereby stunt growth in our economy,” says Jones.

Turbofluid will be launching its Eagle process pump range with the product being fully developed and manufactured in-house and 100 percent in South Africa. “We will be doubling our manufacturing facilities and plan to build our own foundry. We are awaiting approval from various authorities before we can go ahead with the foundry project.”

The second range is an adaptation of a current EA DIN range that Turbofluid is improving for dewatering and irrigation applications. “This range will accommodate diminished speeds at better heads and flows,” says Jones.

The third range which is already in its dispatch phase is the new Eagle smart prime mobile dewatering pumps. This Product is custom-built on order and covers a vast range of flows to impressive heads. “While it is custom built, we expect to maintain the current 14 working day turnaround time. The units are 100 percent dry priming solids handling and come in a respectable diversity of materials from cast iron through to duplex materials. These units are also available through our hire fleet in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Our units are fully automated with full long-range communication and controls,” says Jones.

“It’s thanks to our loyal customers that we can grow and we ask them to watch this space for updates and the official launch dates,” says Jones.

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