Page 43: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (January 2020)
Ship Repair & Conversion Annual
Aussie Atlas Shipyard Ready Pressure Cleaners
Australian Pump Industries new Aussie Atlas pressure cleaner is the latest addition to its stainless steel line-up of machines designed for shipyard application. The ? rst order will ? nd the units on permanent hire at Garden Island Dockyard in Sydney Harbor, a rigorous test as
Garden Island is the Australian Navy’s leading base and arguably the busiest repair yard in the country. Thirty machines were built compact, heavy duty and in highly maneuverable stainless steel frames. The ? rst machines delivered included a heavy duty stainless steel hose reel rated to 5,000 psi. The reel has 30m of non-marking blue high pressure hose rated at 5,800 psi. A 30-litre stainless steel break tank is incorporated in the stainless frame, helping to protect the blaster’s triplex pump from supply variations at the dry-dock site. The heart of the Aussie Atlas is a Bertolini ‘Big Berty’ triplex pump running at 1,450 rpms. The drive is through a Bertolini 2 to 1 reduction gearbox. The Atlas gets its power from a Hatz model 1B50 air cooled diesel engine. The engine delivers 9.2 hp. Aussie Turbo guns were also included as part of the package. Turning the 4,000 psi pump pressure up to 6,4000 psi of
EWP (effective working pressure). Turbos are indispensable in some cleaning applications, particularly doing large ship refurbishment.
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