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Highland Railways

Customer: Highland Railways 

Application: Sewage pump onboard a train

Location: UK

Equipment supplied

2 x FMP-40 horizontal close coupled peristaltic pumps

  • Type: FMP-40
  • Peristaltic self-priming positive displacement pump
  • Duty: 1495 L/hour at 2 meters
  • Output Speed: 29 rpm
  • Design pressure: 8 Bar
  • 1450 RPM, 0.75 kW
  • 230v, 1Ph, 50Hz
  • IP-55


A railway customer in the UK contacted us because they were experiencing some difficulties with their current pumps and needed a replacement solution. Their pumps were being used to empty carriage toilets and therefore needed to be extremely robust in design and able to handle wet wipes, but the sewage pumps were not performing as they should due to them clogging up with wet wipes.


The pumps needed to lift the effluent around 6 meters and this led us to our choice of a peristaltic self-priming positive displacement pump – as these are ideal for handling the solids and could perform the suction lift required. Space was also an issue for this customer, so in order to minimise the footprint and provide an easy installation, we rotated the connections upwards on the pumps.

The peristaltic hose pumps provided had a 230v single phase motor/gearbox, with an output speed of 23 rpm so that they could achieve a working duty of 1495 L/hour at 3 metres head.

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Highland Railways - Case Study

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