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Selwood Pumps improve existing range and develop additional models

Posted: Wednesday 29th June 2011

Building upon the company’s market leading reputation, Selwood Pumps is dedicated to a programme of continuous improvement of its existing range of products as well as developing additional models as part of its strategic pump development.

Last year Selwood launched a new automatic self-priming chopper pump that is the ideal solution for pumping solids, sludge and rags. The chopper pump is a centrifugal pump equipped with a cutting system that allows the chopping up of solids thereby preventing the clogging of the pump itself.

The C150 chopper pump has been designed with Selwood’s key partners in the process, industrial and water sectors. All have a common requirement to pump and condition liquids that contain a high proportion of solids, organic matter or rags. This pump, with its hardened impeller and cutter plus a cutting action giving 3000 cuts per minute, is more than capable of meeting these arduous applications. The pump has a choice of diesel or electric drivers with different chassis options available, including Super Silent, and comes equipped with Selprime – the unique and original Selwood self priming system utilising a water tolerant diaphragm air pump.

Already this year, Selwood has made a significant investment in its own pumps by enhancing its already sizeable hire fleet with £3m worth of new pumps. At least a third of this has been spent on its own range of super silent pumps that are the quietest and most environmentally friendly available on the market today. A considerable amount has also been spent on electric submersible pumps. The company feels that it is important to continue to increase and update its fleet to meet demand and to provide a reliable and efficient service.

Selwood is particularly conscious of its responsibility to the environment and takes every opportunity to implement a ‘green’ policy.

The company has introduced a new generation of super silent pumps recognised as the quietest pumps on the market today. These have been specially designed for applications in noise sensitive areas and, with noise levels as low as 55db(A) at full speed and load, are the most environmentally friendly pumps available. The units come with bunded fuel tanks as standard.

Selwood pumps also incorporate the company’s own unique Selprime self-priming system utilising a water tolerant diaphragm air pump. An environmentally friendly design that has none of the problems of oil vapour emissions and oil emulsification associated with other priming systems.

All the diesel pump engine emissions are compliant to the latest regulations and Selwood has introduced Telemetry and Auto Start systems to its super silent range utilising both floats and ultrasonic level devices that have greatly reduced the consumption of fuel at many sites. The benefit is that the pumps only work when the flows require it and they do not need attendance as they start automatically on demand.

Selwood also has a range of hydraulic submersible pumps and these are all filled with bio-degradable oil and in certain instances Selwood also use vegetable oil in the mechanical seal chambers of its pumps.

Established for over 60 years Selwood has become one of the largest privately owned plant and pump, hire and sales company serving the UK construction and industrial markets and is now the leading contractors pump supplier in the UK and in addition to this is recognised as being one of the leading plant supply companies.

With a commitment to quality, safety and the environment, Selwood is one of the very few companies within the UK that holds all three recognized standards, ISO 9001, BS OHSAS18001 and ISO 14001. Selwood is registered with the Achilles Utilities Vendor database (UVDB) and has been for many years. The UVDB verify and assessment service, used by the UK utility industry to source suppliers of major products and services, focuses on risk critical issues associated with Safety, Health, Environment and Quality requirements.

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