A Scania V8 has started a career as an industrial engine at pump manufacturer KAMAT. As the drive unit for a high-performance pump, the Swedish legend can show its full strength in a tough industrial environment.
The latest high-pressure container unit from KAMAT, a pump manufacturer in Western Germany, has a few surprises in store. From the outside, the turnkey system is a standard 20-foot container that is placed on a vehicle chassis for mobile applications. But on the inside, the noise-insulated steel container hides away a lot of high-tech equipment: A powerful Scania engine – an industrial engine with eight cylinders arranged in a V formation – and an automated Traxon gearbox from ZF work together with a high-performance pump in perfect unison.
KAMAT high-pressure pump with a mission
The high-pressure container unit is indeed on a mission. On most systems of this type, speed and pneumatic pressure have to be set manually. In practical application, operators often run the system at an excessive speed, which in turn results in high wear on the engine and the pressure control valve and in unnecessary fuel consumption. “With our new pump solution, we replicate a clever, experienced operator in a fully automated system,” explains KAMAT Managing Director Jan Sprakel, who initiated the development of the concept. The system is now configured so that it detects the water tool used, such as a high-pressure gun or a tank washing head, and automatically sets the appropriate operating parameters. Large projects with continuous operation as well as the usual small tasks can be covered with a single system by simply changing the tool. “The operator only has to enter the desired pump pressure on the display and the intelligent system control ensures optimum operation of the overall system,” Sprakel sums up the advantages of the high-pressure pump.
The Scania V8 plays a key role in the pump solution
The experts at KAMAT worked on their reference project for a powerful mobile high-pressure pump for almost a year. Practical support was provided by ScanDiesel, a Scania partner from Bremen in Germany who has delivered more then 5,000 engines from the Swedish manufacturer to its customers in the industrial and marine sectors over the past 20 years. For the pump system, the specialist for diesel engines, engine accessories and components delivered a Scania V8 with 450 kW, including exhaust gas treatment in line with EU emissions standard V. Of course Jan Sprakel is familiar with the reputation that the eight-cylinder engine has as drive unit for the trucks from the Swedish manufacturer. He believes, however, that there is also a strong case for using it as an industrial engine.
Fuel efficiency ensures low operating costs
“The Scania V8 is an engine with great power and high torque that has proven itself thousands of times. The compact design play a key role, as well as the ability to easily communicate with the installed ZF gearbox,” Sprakel sums up the decision for the Swedish engine. With the new high-pressure pump, KAMAT focuses on industrial service providers in particular. In tank cleaning, for example, ten-hour workdays under pressure and full load are normal for high-pressure pumps. Sustainability of the drive is clearly a key factor in this environment. With its fuel efficiency, the Scania engine offers a great advantage. “Every litre of fuel saved by the Scania V8 is cash in hand for the owner,” explains Jan Sprakel.
Quotes by Dipl.-Ing. Jan Sprakel, Geschäftsführer der KAMAT GmbH & Co KG. in the interview:
“As an industrial engine, the Scania V8 represents Swedish engine engineering at its best – a great production engine that features a high level of efficiency in practical use.”
“In our culture, Scania as a truck manufacturer is renowned for excellent quality. The V8 legend consequently also rubs off on the industrial engines.”
“One variable for the efficiency of the high-pressure pump is the right industrial engine. The 450 kW Scania V8 is the best choice, because it delivery a high torque even at low revs.”
“The design of the Scania V8 is ideal for integrating it into our pump solution. Because the engine runs very smoothly, we can safely attach additional parts to it.”
“The Scania V8 stands for sustainability. Every litre of fuel that the engine saves during operation is cash in hand for our customers.”
“In continuous operation, the Scania V8 impresses with power, robustness and fuel efficiency.”
(Source: Scania Deutschland Österreich, Author: Joachim Geiger, https://www.scania.com)
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