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Irrigation Pumps Now Fueled by Alternative Power Sources

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Chermical metering pumps can now use alternative power sources when electricity is not readily available.

| October 5, 2009

Lansdale, PA —  In areas where electric power is not always available, Neptune Chemical Pump Co., Inc. has developed alternative power sources for its popular pump models.

Neptune, an operating company within Dover Corporation's Pump Solutions Group, has designed metering pumps in its Series 500, Series 7000 and Series PZ groups to serve the traditional irrigation and agriculture markets. However, sometimes these applications are required in remote areas where an electric power source is not available. To overcome this challenge, Neptune has designed these pumps to operate on alternative power sources, including belt-drive, solar power, hydraulic motor, 12-volt motor and gasoline motor.

Neptune Series 500 and Series 7000 pumps can be fitted with 12-volt motors that run off the 12-volt system of gasoline- or diesel-driven irrigation pumps. These pumps can also be powered by hydraulic motors that use fluid pressure from the hydraulic system. The Series 7000 can also be powered from gasoline- or diesel-driven irrigation pumps that use a belt and pulley, or by a small gasoline engine that can be trailer-mounted. The most common alternative power source for Series PZ pumps is solar power because the pump’s low power draw allows for the need of a minimum solar collector array, regardless of latitude.

For more information, go to www.neptune1.com.

 

 

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