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SEI’s HPARS now available for civilian use

Dec. 12, 2015, Delta, B.C. - Originally designed for use by military forces, SEI Industries’ High-Pressure Aviation Refueling System (HPARS) is now available for commercial use. The first company to purchase an HPARS has decided to use it in a mining application on Baffin Island in Canada’s far north.

January 12, 2015  By Carey Fredericks

Best defined as a durable, portable method of fueling and de-fueling jet fuel to and from air craft and fuel tanker trucks, the HPARS uses a self-priming centrifugal pump driven by an electric motor with filtration provided by a horizontal filter separator (per API 1581 5th).

Rated for a maximum flow rate of 750 litres (198 USG) per minute, the HPARS system controls fuel flow via a manually operated globe valve while a flow meter measure s the amount of fuel delivered.

The system includes several safety features; it’s explosion proof (as per the Canadian electrical code), incorporates easy-to-use emergency stop buttons and controls that can be operated with large winter gloves and provides a deadman switch that can be used by operators during refueling. Fire extinguishers and a small spill kit are also included. Contained in a steel, weatherproof enclosure with its own lighting system, the HPARS is ready for deployment anywhere in the world.



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