The Blackmer Abaque Series pump can handle your toughest pumping needs - from abrasive and aggressive fluids to sheer sensitive and viscous materials. Seal free design eliminates leaks and contamination. Fluids are contained within the hose. The hose is the primary maintenance component. The Blackmer Abaque Series pump is self-priming to 25.5 ft (9 meters) manometric lift. This pump is able to run dry continously without detrimental effects. The pump is capable of running in forward or reverse. Ductible iron and steel construction allow higher discharge pressures to 232 psi (16 bar). Its solid construction and advanced designalso reduce maintenance and repairs.