Volvo Penta’s 7-liter engines in Iranian fire pumps

Volvo Penta has commenced delivery of specially adapted 7-liter fire-pump engines to Iran. Thanks to a higher number of revolutions, the diesel engines generate the same output as considerably larger engines.

Volvo Penta’s fire-pump engines were delivered to Sanguin Kar Sanat Co., an Iranian company that manufactures equipment for fighting fires at refineries and oil fields.

 

The engines are assembled together with a pump, hose nozzles and control panel in four-wheel trailers. The mobile fire pumps have the capacity to pump up to 6.5m3 of water per minute.

The fire pumps are driven by Volvo Penta’s TWD710V, which has been specially adapted with a higher number of revolutions and higher output than normal: the engine generates 290 hp at 2,950 rpm compared with 228 hp at 2,200 rpm for the standard design, putting the fire-pump version of the TWD710V on a par with considerably larger engines.

TWD710V – a versatile engine
The possibility of adapting the TWD710V to various power levels makes it suitable for trucks, stone crushers and various types of compressors. The engine is fuel-efficient, compact and reliable. To facilitate service and maintenance, all service points are located on the same side of the engine.

Engines also for power supply
Many oil prospecting and extraction projects in Iran are conducted in areas that lack infrastructure. This requires mobile solutions covering everything from worker accommodation and electricity supply to equipment and communications.

In addition to fire-pump engines, Volvo Penta has also delivered engines that are used in generator sets, which supply electricity to various oil-extraction plants in Iran. The generator sets are built by Fars Diesel in Iran.

Jennifer Humphrey
Global Communication Manager
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Email: jennifer [dot] humphrey [at] volvo [dot] com