The innovative, hydraulically-driven Hydraflo™ axial and mixed flow pumps were a critical asset in dewatering New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Moving Water Industries sent 20 large portable pumps which were used for months in multiple locations until the city was dry. They are also an important part of future storm or hurricane drainage projects – both temporary and permanent.
Advantages • • •
Versatility: Hydraflo pumps can be installed at any angle - vertical, horizontal or any angle in between, by simply changing the intake bell.
Fast Installation: Hydraflo pumps can be installed within a fraction of the time of conventional lineshaft pumps. A typical installation can be done in house, because they do not require any critical alignment or the extensive civil works required by other high capacity pumps.
Designed for Longer Life: Hydraflos are designed for a very long life. All components are picked for ruggedness and durability. Many Hydraflos over 25 years old are still in daily use.
Less Submergence Required: Because the standard design of MWI Hydraflo pumps have large intake passages and low speeds, they can be installed and operated continuously at minimal submergence.
Requires Less Maintenance and Costs Less to Operate: The Hydraflo is a simple, straightforward design that requires very little maintenance. When used in portable mode, pumps more water for less money and has a smaller footprint than the many centrifugal pumps that would be required to take its place. Hydraflo pumps are designed to run dry without damage to their components.
Variable Speed Pumping: Pump speed can be varied manually by regulating engine speed. An automatic variable speed option is also available.
Environmentally Friendly: We offer several hydraulic fluid options which are readily biodegradable and meet the EPA toxicity limits. Hydraflo hydraulic tanks are small and have an engine shut down switch activated by small amounts of fluid loss.
The Army Corps of Engineers acquired 40 of our 60 inch pumps and their drive units with 720 HP Cat Diesels.
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