Marine pumps from MP and Oberdorfer centrifugal and gear pumps are ideal in a wide array of marine applications such as bilge pumping, air conditioning, seawater recirculation, oil change, fuel transfer, and more. Many leading marine manufacturers and boat operators have come to rely on MP & Oberdorfer for fuel transfer and conditioning, ballast trimming and oil transfer.
Oberdorfer offers a number of marine pumps that support the heart of any vessel, the engine. Bronze gear oil change pumps are ideal of dock-side oil changes as well as engine room use, and can also be used for other fuel transfer applications. Flexible impeller centrifugal pumps are a great fit for engine cooling and engine cooling generator recirculating applications. More strenuous engine services can benefit from the heavy duty ball bearing and mechanical seals featured on Oberdorfer metal centrifugal marine pumps.
Excess water that collects at the bottom of the boat, the bilge, can easily be removed at the appropriate rates using Oberdorfer gear pumps. Optimized for capacities as well as noise, these units run quietly and reliably. Oberdorfer bilge pumps can also be used as transfer pumps for lube oils, deck and buoy cleaning, and auxiliary steering pumps for barges.
MP Pumps offers a number of self-priming centrifugal models that are also a great fit for bilge, fire protections and baitwell applications. With a rich history of almost 80 years serving the marine market, MP’s FLOMAX models offers several ABS-approved versions for critical applications. The high output HHLF FLOMAX is capable of sustaining higher heads than the standard FLOMAX for larger capacity bilge, fire and ballast applications as well as supporting washdown needs. The HHLF FLOWMAX is also ABS approved.
Protection from the unexpected is also paramount when traversing rivers, lakes or oceans. Responding to fire emergencies with effective pumping equipment is crucial to any boat owner. Just as important, whether the ship is at sea or docked, is the ballast water that carried on all vessels large or small to maintain stability. An efficient ballast water plan is vital for all ships. Oberdorfer gear pumps are large capacity units that get water to the problem quickly and efficiently. Oberdorfer fire pumps and ballast transfer pumps contain self-lubricating carbon bearings, stainless steel shafts and are self-priming with a suction lift of 20 ft. Also available with a relief valve which functions as a discharge pressure relief when the spring tension is exceeded by the discharge pressure.
Fishing vessels feature a baitwell to store bait as well as caught fish. Even more importantly, the baitwell needs to be maintained in a manner that keeps bait and caught fish fresh. Oberdorfer centrifugal and flexible impeller pumps transfer fresh water from the surrounding body into the tank, as well as keeping the water aerated. These pumps are mounted below deck on stern, below water line for gravity flow with pump head down and motor above, so that any failure of seal will not allow seawater to drip on motor. As mentioned above MP Pumps’ FLOMAX series is also a great fit for baitwell applications.
Oberdorfer is the one of the most trusted name in air conditioning pumps. Oberdorfer marine bronze pumps have been designed specifically for use as raw water recirculating pumps on marine air conditioners. Oberdorfer centrifugal or flexible Impeller pumps are widely used by many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of marine A/C units as standard equipment on their new products.
MP Pumps also offers bronze marine units in their centrifugal SWX line. The SWX is also designed for harsh seawater applications for a variety of marine services.
Oberdorfer ice making centrifugal pumps deliver a high-volume of flow with a smooth, non-pulsating delivery. These pumps contain few moving parts resulting in less wear and less maintenance. And provide up to 20 feet of suction lift, handling the most difficult solvents with the proper seals.
Oberdorfer sewage transfer models pump seawater directly from cock to flush ship toilets (also known as the head). Effluent goes directly to a chemical treatment tank and then discharged via gravity flow. Application and method meets or exceeds all requirements set forth by the U.S Coast Guard.