Bilge Pumps

The DNV tested KPM Bilge Predator has been designed for the commercial work boat sector, and its specification derived by market research with customers. Apart from out performing any other electric pump on the market, the Bilge Predator has also been designed to be versatile with multi purpose capability. Although the basic pump will be mounted in a fixed position it can also be released and used else where by an optional power extension lead. The pump could be used for fire fighting, deck wash, or as a back up pump for a flooded chamber or boat in need of rescue. The Bilge Predators versatility and reliability is endless.

KPM Predator Bilge Pumps* Flow Rates

  • 250 litres/min at 0m head and 10m of suction hose
  • 200 litres/min at 3m head and 10m of suction hose
  • 180 litres/min at 7m head and 10m of suction hose
  • Note: flow will be determined by the type of hose used and any bends in the system

Motor

  • 24V dc 350w 3100 rpm motor max current draw of 10amps under full load torque of 1.11Nm. Mean operating torque of 0.72Nm with current draw of 9.6amps. Maximum possible current draw < 16amps. No load current draw 1.2amps
  • I P 56 rated CE certified

Casing

  • Robust aluminium waterproof casing hard anodised and powder coated in rescue orange. The whole pump is non conductive and will not leak current
  • 24 volt operating light indicator
  • Supplied with 4 meter marine grade power cable (optional 12m and lanyard for emergency)
  • Quick release bracket for ease of removal for either rescue or inspection
  • Whole unit is totally repairable
  • All cables etc. are fully potted for total waterproofing

Easy mounting

  • Quick release hard anodised bracket for ease of removal for either rescue or inspection
  • Bracket base weld able to hull or bulkhead

Wire and electrics

  • All power wire is 2½mm marine grade and tinned to BS6883 SW4
  • Float switch wire 1½mm 3 core marine grade and tinned to BS6883 SW4
  • Connectors when option supplied IP68 rated at 32A at 600V AC/DC
  • Cable glands are IP68

Warranty

  • 5 Years

Run dry capability

The pump and motor has been tested under run dry conditions for 24 hours without damage to the pump and its components.

Continuous running

The pump has been tested for 5 days without effect to the pump. The motor will not overheat but there will be an amperage increase of 2 amps under these conditions unless the whole pump is covered in water.

Air Locks

There is an air lock bleed in the main pump chamber. If however an air lock is encountered turn the pump on for about 10 seconds turn off and then on again. This switching will eliminate the air lock and the pump will start flowing at its specified pump rate.


Predator 350
KPM350

The KPM Predator 350 has been developed for residual and mass removal of bilge water where high pump rates and robustness are vital in flat bottom work boats. Features include:
  • Powerful 350 watt motor
  • 3m of marine grade cable
  • Flat bottom pump unit
  • Robust mounting bracket
  Scavenger 350
KPM350S & KPM350F

The KPM Scavenger 350 has been developed for residual and mass removal of bilge water where high pump rates and robustness are vital in V bottom boats. Features include:
  • Powerful 350 watt motor
  • 3m of marine grade cable
  • Coned access into bilges
  • Robust mounting bracket
  • IP68 connector/junction box
  • Two level float switch optional

Emergency 500
KPM500

The KPM Emergency 500 has been developed for residual and mass removal of bilge water, rescue, deck washing or fire fighting. This unit is now fitted as standard by many fleets. Features include:
  • 10m of marine grade cable and lanyard
  • 10m of hose and quick connect cam couplings
  • Robust mounting bracket
  • IP68 connector/junction box (optional)
  • Stand up pipe