For several decades Alfons Haar fuelling equipment has been quietly working away in the background, fuelling Australia's defence forces.
From the 150 NVE built Tank & Pump Assembly (TPA) systems to the fleet of Holmwood built Mack tankers built in the 1980s, the Gilbarco and NVE built aviation refuellers and the 10 Tenix (now BAE) built ANZAC Class frigates...Alfons Haar pumps and equipment have stood the test of time in some of the harshest Australian operating conditions.
Tank and pump assemblies.
For 30 yrs the Australian Army depended on the TPA tank and pump assemblies to deliver fuel for training exercises and operations.
Built by NVE in the late 1980's and early 1990's and based on the Alfons Haar KPA400 design, they provide a compact stand alone fuelling platform. As part of JP2059 Phase 2, 141 TPAs are now being refurbished. Haar Australia is supplying replacements for several of the major components which made the original Tank and Pump Assemblies such a success.
Land based fuel tankers.
Built by Holmwood Highgate, NVE and Gilbarco in the 1980's and 1990's, a fleet of army fuel tankers and aviation refuellers were fitted with Alfons Haar pneumatic overfill protection sensors, air control buttons, pressure balanced foot valves, and hydraulically powered bulk fuel transfer pumps capable of flows of up to 1200LPM.
Still in service today, these simple and easy to use and maintain systems are precision engineered and manufactured to fine tolerances ensuring operational reliability and longevity.
Onboard helicopter fuelling.
Alfons Haar helicopter fuelling systems onboard the ANZAC Class frigates built by Tenix Defence from 1993 to 2003 and their sister ships in the Royal New Zealand Navy have seen thousands of hours at sea, refuelling the Navy Seahawk helicopters while landed and inflight.
Assembled locally by Alfons Haar partners, these systems are expected to serve at least another decade until the ANZAC Class replacements are commissioned.Haar Australia looks forward to working with Australian Defence well into the future.