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HVO Fuel: Same Product Performance, Less Impact on the Environment


Same Product Performance, Less Impact on the Environment. 


We thoughtfully consider and continuously recognise the impact we make on the environment. Therefore, we want to remind you, our customers, that Pioneer pumpsets can run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). All new pumpsets manufactured will also be HVO compatible, subject to individual engine manufacturers’ regulations.


HVO fuel is a second-generation biofuel, manufactured from 100% renewable and sustainable waste, such as plant and animal waste. HVO is a modern way to produce the fuel needed for everyday usage and for reducing CO2 emissions. Moreover, HVO can reduce greenhouse gases by up to 90% and nitrogen oxides by up to 30%.


“It further supports Pioneer Pump in reducing our impact on the environment, without impacting our product performance”, comments Commercial Director, Paul Skippins.


Did you know:

  • HVO has a 10-year shelf life.
  • It will not freeze, even in cold temperatures.
  • It is biodegradable, non-toxic, and completely odourless.
  • It is cost effective, as the cost of crude oil rises due to limited availability, HVO fuel continues to become less expensive.


The majority of our pumpsets can run on HVO fuel as an alternative to diesel. Ask your local Sales Manager for more specific details based on your pump requirements.


Are you ready to make the switch? Get in touch with the Pioneer team today.


Pioneer Pump is a brand of Franklin Electric. As a group we strive to achieve market and financial success, guided by our core values and focus on our Key Factors for Success – Quality, Availability, Service, Innovation, Cost. We do this not solely because it is good business, but because it is the right thing for our customers, employees, shareholders, and business partners. Our business reaches communities around the world. We directly employ more than 5,000 people in our global locations, and touch the lives of millions of end-users of our products. We thoughtfully consider and continuously recognize the impact we make on the people of these communities and on the environment. Our vision is to be an indispensable partner to our customers by consistently delivering products of the highest quality available in the market, providing training that reflects the importance of the safety of our customers and end-users and that protects the environment, and developing innovative products that deliver unparalleled performance and support sustainable energy sources. Our goal is to accomplish these objectives in ways that deliver value to our customers and shareholders.


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Case Study - Lagoon & Silt


“The lagoon and silt was emptied very efficiently and well within the time limit of the contract.”




International Manufacturing Facility South Wales, U.K.   




Pioneer were approached by The Project Manager of a National Facilities, Infrastructure and Logistics Company, to offer a combined jetting and pumping solution on a silt lagoon cleaning and emptying application.




A free site survey was arranged to ensure that the most efficient, effective, and financially sound solution would be offered to the customer.

After working out the volume of water to be pumped it was recommended that one of our powerful 150mm Hydraulic Submersible Pumps (150HSS) with a ‘Screw’’ type impeller coupled to our 30 Horse Power, super silent, hydraulic power packs, would suit the application well.

The project team also proposed a Pioneer 100SM, super silent, diesel engine driven self-priming pump to jet the silt from the sides of the lagoon and also agitate it from the bottom.




The main feeder stream to the lagoon was bunded with a view to it being utilised as a water source for the 100SM suction pump. Pioneer set the pump’s control panel to produce around 3 BAR of pressure through the discharge side, which was in turn adapted to accept fire hose.

The fire hose jetting nozzle included an on/off lever which offered the operative full control whilst they were working from different points around the lagoon.

Secondly the hydraulic pump end was lowered into the middle of the lagoon and connected to the power pack via 60 metres of suitable hydraulic hose, thus enabling it to be positioned in different areas of the lagoon.

The 100 metres of discharge hose was laid out to the pre-determined discharge point from the pump end.




The combination of the powerful water jet produced from the 100SM self-priming pump, coupled with the superb silt handling capacity of the 150HSS, the lagoon and the silt was emptied efficiently and well within the time limit of the contract.

Once completed, the Project Manager took time out to thank the Pioneer team and suggested that the solution produced ‘’the best ever’’ results. Given it was the first time that the client had chosen to use Pioneer’s services, this bodes well for future pumping projects.


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How telemetry is becoming a must have for pump operators


Following EU emissions legislation changes, and the implementation of Stage V engines, the need for constant pumpset monitoring has never been more important. Being able to access reliable pumpset data remotely, gives the operator greater confidence in their pumping system and helps to guarantee optimum engine and pump performance.

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24/7 Around the Globe Monitoring

Introduced in 2017, the Pioneer telemetry system allows customers to remotely control and monitor their diesel pumpset from anywhere in the world. The telemetry system can be fitted on all Pioneer diesel pumpset models, ranging from <19kW to >1000kW; inclusive of EU Stage II to V. With the launch of Pioneer’s new EU Stage V compliant EVO range, telemetry is now fitted to all rental pumpsets builds as standard. This allows for better tracking and control of all pumpsets in any rental fleet.

The telemetry system transmits key engine and pump data to the operator via a single dashboard. The webpage allows for maximum access and features; whilst the mobile app allows for quick access to the pumpset whilst on the move. Both platforms allow easy access to all pumpsets, from anywhere in the world, 24/7.


Key features

Control features include:

  • Start/stop control
  • Speed control

Monitoring features include:

  • Location tracking with geofencing
  • Running status
  • Fault diagnostics with engine fault codes
  • Track all sensor and engine parameters
  • Customisable SMS, in-app, and email pumpset status alerts
  • Engine loading alerts


Customisable reports

In addition to live control and monitoring, the Pioneer telemetry system offers the option of customisable reports that are automatically sent to single or multiple users. This allows fleet managers and operators to easily monitor and track pumpset usage, as well as plan maintenance regimes. Pioneer can white label the dashboard to suit customer branding, as well as fully set up and train organisations and their key users.


Saves time, reduces costs

Each pumpset is supplied with additional digital pump pressure sensors on suction and discharge and on fuel level sender, which feed into the control panel and telemetry system. This allows the operator to monitor the pump performance and schedule refuelling well in advance to prevent unnecessary downtime, reducing costs.

When a pumpset is installed on a remote application, the cost of having a service engineer on standby to visit the pumpset in case of breakdown can considerable. By utilising the Pioneer telemetry system, the operator, or service engineer, can remotely view and diagnose fault codes in advance of travel, ensuring they have the correct spare parts and tools to repair the pumpset in a single trip.

Pioneer wants to ensure that customers can easily monitor pumpset performance, increasing efficiently and ultimately saving cost for the business.


Case study of Pioneer’s telemetry in use

In a recent four-week rental project, two 200SX diesel pump packages were on hire to an offshore cable laying company. The company is based in Greece, but the operation was conducted in the UK.

The client used the pumpsets as a standby and duty for laying cable on seabed. They had an underwater digging unit that cut a trench, then the 200SX pump was used to jet away the debris from the trench as the cable was laid.

They used the remote telemetry monitoring and control functionality for the operator to use the pumpset from the main control bridge on the boat, rather than having to stand out on deck whilst at sea. This saved both time and cost to the customer and Pioneer received positive feedback as a result.


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Case Study - “Planes, Drains and Auto Control”



The Thames Valley, UK Quarry


Pioneer Pump was recently approached by the Client, a Quarry Manager, to provide a dewatering scheme using Pioneer pumpsets. The products offered needed to be reliable, fuel efficient and include remote operation functionality, to manage the drainage lagoon’s water levels.

The sensitive location of the quarry, given its proximity to an RAF base, meant any failure to keep the lagoon water levels down would attract Wild Fowl. On any other site this would be welcome, however, with Military Jets taking off on a regular basis, there was a real concern that there may well be an increased chance of a bird strike!

The quarry was also operating under a strict discharge licence and breeches of this could very easily occur, particularly during the storm weather events that are becoming more common.


Working closely with the Regional Sales Team and Product Manager, the Client selected three 150SL and two 150SM pumpsets to cover all site applications. After consultation, Pioneer’s engineering team designed a reverse float system that automatically switched off the pump’s engines once the water level in the discharge Brook was at a high level.

At the customer site, the float switch control for multiple pumps was configured to suit the start/stop requirements of the application. The customer was given the ability to adjust the switching level of the lagoon to comply with the discharge license.

Lastly, the customer was given access to the telemetry control and monitoring system, which is fitted to all Pioneer fleet models. This gave the Client the capability to monitor and control the pumpsets via Pioneer’s App, which was installed on all delegated stakeholders’ smart phones. Training was also provided with the users on site. This software will notify the Client should the pump stop running at any time, 24/7; which due to the large site and spread of the pumpsets will prove invaluable.


The Quarry Manager for this project has already provided positive feedback: “I have already witnessed a significant improvement in reliability and this, coupled with higher flow rates I am getting from the Pioneer, super silent pumpsets, has led to the water level in the main lagoon dropping by over two metres and that is exactly what I was looking for!” He continued, “any potential discharge licence breeches will be a thing of the past now that the float system is operational.’’

This bodes well for the future and offers the Client the on-going peace of mind that by partnering with Pioneer Pump, any potential issues concerning water management at the quarry have been alleviated in an efficient and sustainable way.

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Case Study - Pioneer Pump 250SH Quarry Application “Dry and workable for the first time in four years”




UK Quarry



250SH dewatering from the new sump on site.

The 250SH is a high head, solids handling, diesel drive, sound attenuated pumpset.



The product is pumping approximately 720 meters and moved around 450m³h to reduce the flood level and keep up with the ongoing flow into the site.



“With all quarries of this size, downtime is a huge expense. We have worked hard to make sure that the team at the quarry have as little disruption to their dig time as possible", says Matthew Guppy, Regional Sales Manager. “We have taken any worry about supply, delivery times, reliability, service, maintenance or that the pumps we supply are going to do what we say they will do. The customer just doesn’t need to worry about it anymore.”



The customer put an order in for the 250SH the week before Christmas of 2020. Pioneer had the order and delivered the next day. Order turned around and dewatering the site in 24 hours.

The site has said that since the pump was installed it is the first time in four years that they have been able to work the bottom level of the quarry through the first month of the year.

Pioneer has subsequently gained more work with this site and are essential to keeping the bottom levels of the quarry dry and workable. 


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Achilles UVDB Audit


Well done Team Pioneer in gaining 100% in our recent Achilles UVDB Audit in addition to re-accreditation to our British Standard ISOs 9001, 14001 and 45001. You are assured of high standards when you choose Pioneer Pump!


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Pioneer Pump Launches the new EVO range, powered by the latest emission compliant Stage V diesel pumps.


Introducing the new evolutionary line up from Pioneer Pump. 40+ new pump models all powered by the latest emission compliant Stage V diesel engines. The EVO sets range in pump size from 3” (80mm) to 30” (760mm), with flows up to 10,000 m3/hr and heads to 260m.

With the new Stage V emissions technology, it has never been more critical to ensure that pump hydraulic performance is closely matched with the power output of the engine. “For this very reason, our engineers have spent hours of diligent research and development on our new EVO range to ensure we deliver a proven, field tested, reliable product to our valued customers first time – every time” comments Adam Race, Engineering Manager at Pioneer Pump.

For some operators it will be the first time that diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), diesel emission fluids (DEF) and diesel particulate filters (DPF) have had to be considered. “At Pioneer we have done our utmost to make the transition as smooth and reliable as possible, including extensive remote telemetry control and field monitoring features” says Toby Wilson, Product Manager at Pioneer Pump.

Matching engine and pump power requirements, Pioneer Pump ensure that the engine on board passive regeneration regime drastically reduces maintenance interventions and downtime.

Giving You Control

Pioneer’s standard engine control module can be monitored remotely, and alarms set up to warn operators when services are due, or engine operating parameters are outside the preferred operating condition. This reduces downtime, assists with better service scheduling, and prevents engine regeneration cycles. “When selecting suitable engines for our EVO range, it was imperative that the engines had the widest operating range possible and were able to regulate their own load without having any impact on the important matter of pumping” comments Adam Race.

Paul Skippins, Commercial Director at Pioneer Pump states, “our pump sets have evolved over the past 20 years with changing technology and application driven demands. With the introduction of Stage V emissions our wide range of EVO pump sets continues this evolution; offering market leading pumping performance, serviceability, increased fuel economy, decreased noise and significantly reduced emissions.”

With the introduction of the new engine choices, Pioneer Pump have taken the opportunity to add extra features to their packages, which includes their heavy-duty Pioneer Prime (PP) range of vacuum assisted self-priming pumps.

The Stage V range will be available to buy or hire. Visit the Stage V Landing Page or contact your local sales team for more information.

Introducing FE Select: Your NEW Pump Selection Tool


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Pioneer Pump®, a Franklin Electric brand,
is continually looking for ways to provide easier and more convenient tools, knowledge, and resources necessary for your success.

To better serve you and your business, we are pleased to announce the launch of FE Select, Franklin Electric's primary pump selection software for distributors and contractors.

This online tool walks users through the process from start to finish, requiring only the basic application data, such as flow and total dynamic head demands, to size many water systems. The software properly matches the components necessary for the desired application and then offers links to related information and product documentation. 

FE Select offers the following features to users:

  • 24/7 accessibility to sizing and selecting Pioneer Pump products and additional Franklin Electric product series
  • Product selection based on listings or application criteria
  • Multi-speed pump and motor performance curves including synchronous and variable speed


Cover Art _FE Select Webinar _Pioneer (1)How to get started with FE Select:



New features and services will continue to launch on FE Select for Pioneer Pump products in the future, including configuring and pricing. Alongside FE Select, Pump-Flo will continue to be available to users for the next six months. However, we encourage you to start using FE Select now and take full advantage of the new features and extended capabilities it offers!

New Video - Vortex Series Pumps


Vortex SeriesTM Pumps eliminate costly and disruptive downtime by passing through the most challenging solids using a recessed impeller. They are available in 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 sizes and cover flow rates up to 3,600 gpm and heads up to 150 feet. 

See how the all new Vortex Series is pioneering the way to reduce disruptive downtime and maximize value.

View the video. 

Pioneer Ready-to-Hire High Performing Pumpsets


Working in partnership with Pump Supplies, Pioneer Pump has mobilised two of its high head and high flow 150CX fleet pumpsets to assist Welsh Water with a raw water pumping station in Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom.

Powered by a Volvo 16 litres engine, each 150CX is capable of 550 m3/h at 160 metres head. No other pump company was able to offer a solution for the expected duty in the fast response time frame required.

Jeff Keating, regional sales manager, received the first enquiry at 5pm and with the support of our dedicated team of engineers, they mobilised, installed and commissioned the two pumpsets in less than 24 hours. A fantastic result for the team and a success for Welsh Water.

With more than 300 ready-to-hire pumps and thanks to its continuous investment programme, Pioneer Pump is bolstering its presence in the market with brand new and reliable pumpsets, ideal for emergency response.

To find our more about our products, give us a call at 0800 707 6011


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