Atlas Copco Power & Flow has launched two new PAS dewatering surface pumps which make use of proprietary 'HardHat' technology.

What's Hardhat Technology, you might reasonably enquire? In short, it's polymer that is resistant to corrosion, extreme temperatures and harsh operating environments. As such, it is relatively maintenance free. Furthermore, the canopy is resistant to discoloration, and the HardHat doors can even be painted in any colour, as per customer requirements.

“Our HardHat technology is a tough polyethylene resin material proven in the field to protect equipment’s most vital and expensive core components," explains Product Marketing Manager Saksham Dube. "It has been incorporated on Atlas Copco’s compressor and light tower range for over 15 years and we’re delighted to now extend the technology to our PAS pumps so customers can better protect their investment. The canopy on the PAS pump range has traditionally been metal, however, we have worked closely with our customers to fully understand their needs for increased durability on site.”

The Stage V compliant PAS 100 and PAS 150 pumps are easy to move around a site and can provide continuous operation 24 hours a day. The pumps feature an advanced PW series control panel, so the operator has total control over the application, as well as the Atlas Copco 'FleetLink' telematic system for additional security.

Other highlights include mechanical shaft seals set in an oil bath, which enables dry running without damage. Meanwhile, a semi-open impeller enables the pumps to handle solids of various sizes without the risk of clogging.

The pumps are available in three package options – standalone, or with a galvanised undercarriage or skid.