High Volume dc reversing ballast pump

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by Johns1152, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Johns1152
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    Johns1152 New Member

    We are looking for a high volume (25gpm) reversing, DC ballast pump to be used in our Multi-hull. I have not been able to find one as yet. If need be we might be able to work with a hydraulic run pump. Must be salt water duty, does not need to draw to a head and not much of pump head (6ft) dry running would be a plus but not required. Any suggestions.
     
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    Only pumps with neoprene impellers, like PAR and Johnson, can work in both directions, although switching direction is a large burden for the impeller, especially if no fluid is present.

    It is better to use two non-contact water pumps with non-return valves.
     
  3. Johns1152
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    Thank you that was my assumption, I thought I'd try the fourm to see if there was something out there that I had not run across. These pumps will be in a very harsh environment anyway (oil skimmer vessel) so it will be better to plumb them individually. Thank you again for you contribution.
     
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