Pump manufacturer Blackhawk Technology Company debuts solar powered heavy duty pumpsSeptember 07, 2011
The Blackhawk Technology Company has introduced two new models to its popular line of innovative and lower-cost Apollo Electric Linear-Rod Pumps that feature solar and low-amp grid power options.
The new heavy duty models are ideal for remote locations and remediation sites. The solar-powered pump comes with solar panels and/or high-capacity storage batteries for long-term operation. The power supply option converts convention grid 120/240 AC power to DC at startup and then runs on 5 amps.
In response to customer requests, the heavy duty Apollo 101 HD pumps at 150 or more and the Apollo 102 HD produces flow rates of 2.27 gpm. The pump linear rod technology means fewer moving parts and smoother operation for high efficiency at a lower cost.
Emission-free, the Apollo can also run dry without damaging the pump. And Blackhawk's above-well, piston pumps feature driver motors outside and above the wellhead, safely away from the liquids being pumps. The arrangement requires less maintenance (no pump pulling = no pumps dropped down the well), which translates to a lower cost of ownership.
“There are no air or gas emissions with Blackhawk piston pumps, which help keep operators in compliance,” said Mark Bertane, Blackhawk president. “Blackhawk pumps go deeper, offer the broadest flow ranges and do not stall under vacuum — Blackhawks are more reliable in virtually all pumping environments, at lower lifetime costs.”
The Blackhawk Technology Company produces pneumatic, electric, solar and windmill-driven piston pumps and pump supplies, all designed to withstand harsh weather and downhole pumping environments. The company began in 1990 with their now patented landfill and groundwater remediation piston pumps.