NLB introduces 1000 hp convertible water jet unit for really big jobs
April 19, 2013 – NLB claims its latest convertible units—the NLB 1005 Series—are the first in the water jet industry to combine the power of 1000 hp (746kW) with 4000 to 20,000 psi convertibility (275 bar to 1400 bar) for “really big jobs”. These units promise the same reliability, easy maintenance and low operating cost as other NLB convertible units, insists the company, and use many of the same parts. The 1005 Series includes two models whose in-line fluid end can be converted with a simple kit to any of five operating pressures and flows, up to a maximum flow of 333 gpm (1262 lpm). These diesel-powered units are built around NLB’s slow-running quintuplex plunger pump for minimizing wear and maintenance. They feature internal gearing that eliminates the need for large pulleys or belts, reducing the overall footprint.