The centre of the structural steel frame of the pump pontoons have a low-slung chassis (gull wing design as shown below) to ensure the pump base sits below the deck of the pontoon. This lowers the centre of gravity for increased stability and also prevents the pump sliding on the pontoon which otherwise may cause load imbalance, tipping or roll over.
The floatation modules are fitted with top entry inspection ports and are ballasted with a weighted keel for increased roll-over stability and filled with a closed-cell polymer foam to make the floatation modules unsinkable even if the rotomolded surface layer is breeched or damaged.
The float systems are sized so that buoyancy of the whole pontoon exceeds total pump assembly weight by 250 kg minimum.
We specialise in the design, manufacture and sales of pump pontoons for industrial pumps, sludge ponds, mining applications, sewerage, desludging and waste water including associated equipment. Our floating platforms can be used as pumping pontoons for water removal, pit and quarry dewatering, water supply, or solids removal. Customised flotation platforms are also available.
Our pontoons feature a high structural strength box steel upper structure with a hot-dipped galvanised coating finish secured bolted to modular, foam-filled HDPE floats with heavy-duty, corrosion-resistant fasteners.
The proprietary modular floats have outstanding stability in water and roll-over resistance due to their unique design and weighted keel. The floats are bolted to a fabricated galvanised structural steel framework to give a robust and sturdy structure which then fastens to the main pump unit. The main pump unit is housed in a frame that drops directly into the pontoon deck allowing for easy pump removal or exchange.