High pressure pumps and pump units

  • Joe Harrington


In this context high pressure cleaning is defined as the use of pressurised water from 250 to 1200 bar, and is often referred to as ‘Hydrodynamic Cleaning’ in view of the fact that it relies on the kinetic energy of the water for cleaning power, as opposed to the use of hot water or chemical additives. High pressure cleaning, as we know it today, became established in traditional heavy industries such as iron and steel, ship repair, power stations, oil and petro-chemicals, following World War 2, during a period of rapid industrial growth and demand for new technology.


Diesel Engine Suction Side Prime Mover European Directive Hazardous Area 
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References and acknowledgements

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    Invensyf Brook Crompton Ltd. Huddersfield. HD1 3LJ. England. for their information concerning electric motors and control equipmentGoogle Scholar
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    European Directives — For the UK. Ring the DTI free publications and general information. Tel. No. 0870 1502 500.Google Scholar
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    Pyroban (flameproof diesel engine protection equipment) Shoreham on Sea. Sussex. England. BN43 6QGGoogle Scholar
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    Power torque Engineering Ltd. (flameproof diesel engine powerpacks) Upminster. Essex. England. RM14 3PJGoogle Scholar
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    Rigblast Energy Services Ltd. Aberdeen, AB21 ODP. Scotland. For information regarding diesel engine powered cleaning units used for offshore oil platform applicationsGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joe Harrington
    • 1
  1. 1.PCTDurhamUK

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