The Portapump unit is a rugged, all weather fuel pump designed for the rapid fueling or defueling of all types of aircraft or vehicles using Jet Al or diesel with a flash point above 98.6 F (37 C).
It is designed to be easily transported by aircraft, helicopter or vehicle. Able to be carried by a single person, it uses a powerful 24/28 volt DC motor direct coupled to a high speed pump with phosphor bronze sliding vanes.
The power source can be any 24/28 volt supply such as a portable GPU, vehicle battery or aircraft DC bus. Alternatively, a 110/220 Volt domestic utility supply can be used with a DC voltage converter.
Fuel drums or containers that would otherwise require a settling period after transport to allow fuel/water separation can be pumped immediately. Fuel drained from aircraft, which would otherwise have been discarded, can safely be re used once passed though the Portapump An inlet check valve prevents drain back (siphoning) and maintains the back pressure to allow activation of the pressure operated switch that shuts off the pump motor.
Normal pumping is indicated by a reading of approximately 5 PSI on the gauge. Progressive filter blocking is indicated by a gradual rise in differential pressure. At approximately 15 PSI the coalescer filter cartridge should be removed and replaced if necessary. A drain tap is fitted to allow any collected water to be removed daily.
All pipework and fittings are alloy or stainless steel with aluminum ‘Camlock’ quick release fittings to give rapid connect/disconnect of inlet and outlet hoses.