State of the art aquatic centre to use pumps from Masterflow
One of the state's most sophisticated aquatic centres, currently being built in Bathurst has had pumps supplied by Masterflow.
This highly sophisticated $12.5million four pool complex, featuring an 8 lane outdoor Olympic sized pool, an indoor 8 lane 25 metre pool, an indoor program pool and a childrens play pool is due to be opened in September this year.
In addition to the standard end-suction DIN 24255 Baker Pumps supplied for the primary heating water, we also provided a cost effective solution for the Spa and Pool heating circuits.
For these circuits we offered the Southern Cross DPV range of multi-stage in-line pumps.
These are ideal for a plant room as the in-line configuration is extremely compact taking a small footprint and allowing more floor space.
All wetted rotating components are stainless steel with a tungsten carbide hard faced mechanical seal.They're rated to 25 Bar and come complete with companion flanges with BSP female threaded connections.
Another major benefit of these pumps is their simplicity and economy for repairs.
This is brought about by the reduced axial thrust achieved by the application of in-built thrust bearings being located in the pump rather than in the motor.
This feature allows a standard metric frame motor to be used, thereby creating a simple, more economical means of motor replacement - a distinct advantage over other multi-stage pumps which have their own unique motors fitted.
The maintenance staff at the Aquatic Centre will never have a long delay for a replacement motor as they can simply get a metric frame motor from any motor dealer at a fraction of the price than if they had to get a “special” thrust motor.
The pumps were supplied on Top Hat section bases with R.I.S. mounts supplied loose.
For the 25 metre pool the DPV -10-2 (2.19 litres/ second @ 180mps) was chosen.
For the 50 metre pool we selected the DPV 18-2 (5.06 litres/second @ 150kpa) while the spa pump was the DPU4-26T ().97litres/second@ 150kpa).
A fourth pump (not pictured) is the Leisure Heating pump which was the DPU 18-1 (4.34litres/ head @105kpa).