12V DC- Power Transfer Pumps- more than meets “your” eye

We are about to wrap up the ongoing series on transfer pump equipment and what a better way to do it then with a dosage of DC Power Transfer Pumps. More often than usual we get ask ” I have a project located on remote areas where I need to service my customers, what options do I have?”

We have been heavily involved in the design of several above ground storage tanks (UL 142, UL 2085) where our imagination goes wild and the fun begins.  “Thinketh and it shall become”.

So let’s begin this short post.  When you are considering DC Power pumps, there are two critical points that you need to think about when selecting the right transfer pump for your needs:

1. Flow rate

2. Continuous Duty Cycle

Yes, in that order…..

Let’s start with Flow rates- most of the commonly found (ordinary) DC Pumps will give you 15-20 GPM at best.

Here are a list of good pumps that meet that flow rate, let me be very clear; we are not judging any one of these on any merits.  We are simply showcasing a few pumps in this category which seems to be the majority of DC transfer pumps.

One of our favorites is the PIUSI BOX- Fuel_transfer_pump_kits-resized-600

Portable and compact

12v and 24V availability



Fill Rite also makes a good DC pump in this category.

13 GPM





But again, we are left wanting a little more, ooomp !

What about if you need “explosion proof”?

Those are real world questions and we are ready to show you those options.

So, on flow rates: How does either a 30GPM or 40 GPM sound in a 12v DC Power configuration?


Here are the players:




OPTION 1– Blade 1101- 12 Volt 1″ DC Pump, producing 30 GPM (explosion proof).





OPTION 2– Blade 1102- 12 Volt 1-1/4″  DC Pump. We have this one producing 40 GPM. (explosion proof)


Now, this is where you need to know about continuous duty cycle.

What is Continuous duty cycle? –> how long a motor can keep operating before it needs a rest, or what percentage of the time it’s designed to be in use. For instance, a machine gun might only be able to fire continuously for 100 rounds before it needs to be allowed to cool.

So if you are needing the faster flow rates, you need to be asking your supplier about “continuous duty cycle”.

As an example, our blade 1102 has a great flow rate of 40 GPM but you need to allow the motor to rest after 30 minutes.  This becomes a 12V DC Power Transfer pump with a duty cycle of 30 minutes.

On the other hand, our blade 1101 has a good flow rate of 30 GPM, a little less than the 1102, but there is no need to shut it off. .  So, now this becomes a 12V DC Power Transfer Pump with a continuous duty cycle.

There is no perfect mix, there is no perfect set up… know what to ask for and know what to expect from your equipment supplier.


As always, keep sending in your questions to info@transliquidtechnologies.com.  if you are a chatter; like we are, call us at 281-377-5845 we are always in the mood to talk.

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid @ 30,000 ft.- Quick view at DEF dispensers

Good morning folks, perhaps good evening or afternoon.  As I write this, I find myself at 30,000 ft flying to a few business meetings.  I will admit to you that I am your typical flyer; lumbar pillow support, earphones, and of course good tunes are always available at arm’s reach. Yes, I am geared up and blogging high above; the perfect setting in my opinion.

plane-photoThe view isn’t so bad. Don’t you agree?


I was asked recently if we were anything conventional; I squirmed at the comment.  I believe that we are very unconventional and we love to keep it that way.  Our approach to business is simple: Deliver on what you promise and do it in a big way.  Be a leader not a follower, and share as much as you can for the benefit of others.

We have been asked a numer of times about dispensing pumps for Diesel Exhaust Fluid, and we have done our share number of clinics for customers educating them on the proper techniques to handle and dispense Diesel Exhaust Fluid, all with great results.

Here in Houston, our Diesel Exhaust Fluid program is about to take a big leap forward.  The main reason why it has been growing is because of the trust that we have gained.  In addition, we have been fortunate enough to have met key individuals who are true masters of their craft.  We all often talk about our customers and the projects that we push out into the market place, but seldom do we need take the time to say thank you to our vendors and suppliers.

Next is a short list of folks that either we have done business with or have met and talked to them about DEF dispensing equipment choices.  All worthy of their own unique produts available today to dispense Diesel Exhaust Fluid.



Our boys at PIUSI have been very successful in Europe; now in the US with a good line of dispensers for drums and IBC Totes.  The Suzzara Blue Diesel Exhaust Fluid dispenser pump package has been well accepted and currently helping our customers here in Houston Texas.  This is one of the most economical and robust packages available in the market today; with a meter, auto nozzle, hose, pump, and more… it is a great value. So if you need more information on availability and pricing; shoot us an email.

You can follow them on Twitter here.

Here is a link to a short video for the Suzzara Blue PIUSI DEF dispenser. Click here.








Our good friend Donald Smith at Balcrank Corporation has been developing great products designed for automotive quick lube facilities, dealerships, fleet, and commercial vehicle applications for many years now.  Now with a new line of Diesel Exhaust Fluid dispensing pumps and systems, Balcrank looks promising.

We love their indoor / outdoor fleet dispensers.























A big thanks to Stephen Cox for all the information and his great product line up. If you are looking for Mini- Bulk solutions for Diesel Exhaust Fluid, Stephen is your man. KleerBue’s  available options include a 400 or 1000 gallon capacity, the insulated tank with a R-16 value is constructed of a triple-wall UV protected polyethylene tank and shell that also provides for secondary containment.

Last, their portable Diesel Exhaust Fluid bulk delivery skid systems are superb.

















Last, but not least.  Our good Matt Jenkins with Spatco.  They have been an industry leader since 1935, providing a complete line of equipment and services for storing, pumping, mixing, and metering petroleum and industrial liquids.



So, there you have it.  Out top picks for Diesel Exhaust Fluid dispenser pumps and systems for commercial, fleet, and individual use.

We have said this before and we keep saying it; this blog is for you, our valued customer, our awesome blog subscribers (you rock), industry friends, and for the thousands of people that visit us week after week.

Do you need us on site for training?  No problem, give us a call and we will come over to discuss your needs and educate your sales staff on handling, dispensing, and storing diesel exhaust fluid.

Last, we are 100% percent geared towards servicing you; not just providing you with choices, equipment, or diesel exhaust fluid. Our promise to you is that you will get a “live” person to help you troubleshoot, discuss needs, jointly work on projects, and deliver Diesel Exhaust Fluid upon request. That is our promise to you.

As always, we welcome comments and look forward to reading and answering them.

Stay tuned for more mini series on Meters for Diesel Exhaust Fluid, refill systems, and much more.

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Transliquid Technologies – not only thinking different, but doing business different.  Call us today at 281-377-5845

Emergency diesel fuel transfer kit, PIUSI BOX- Hurricane season

Officially, Hurricane season runs from June through November, back in 2008 Houston was hit by a category 3 hurricane in the month of September. Neighborhoods were devastated, Galveston Island was under water, and everyone was scrambling for emergency generators. Now if you are in Texas, you have probably experienced in some way or another the storms , flash flooding and severe thunder which have caused power outages and major devastation.

Back in 2008 ,fuel transfer pumps and related equipment was being sought after for Hurricane relief efforts, specifically diesel fuel transfer pumps for generators and such.

This year, we would like to re-introduce the Piusi diesel transfer pump, PIUSIBOX, it is meant to serve in emergency situations such as a hurricane or storm.  Piusi fuel dispensers are above the competition on reliability, portability, and packaging.



With the PIUSIBOX made by PIUSI, you have all the tools required for transferring diesel fuel. It is designed to keep clean the parts that come in contact wight the diesel, that might otherwise become contaminated by sand, dirt and dust.

1) Self priming transfer pump

2) 12 gpm

3) Delivery hose and pump nozzle

4) Suction hose with foot valve

5) Available in 12V and 24V

….all housed in a beautiful, durable, and portable package.

Enjoy the video and if you have any question, just call us at 281-377-5845; we look forward to talking with you soon.



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TOTES and IBC pump (DEF) for Diesel Exhaust Fluid, Houston Texas

Exciting times are here with Diesel Exhaust Fluid in Houston, finally starting to catch on with great questions coming in; the PIUSI line of dispensers is a beautiful product line and we are excited to bring to you.

The earlier questions came up about the SUZZARA BLUE PRO, a TOTE dispenser specifically geared to Diesel Exhaust Fluid.  what do we have for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) IBC pump? what is it? and   what’s in the package? and can I have it today?—->  Let’s find out.











The team in charge of putting this together, had one task.  To create and design something easily moved from and IBC tote to another one.  The set up consists of a self priming membrane pump without dinamic seals that could reduce the reliability of the pump.

The dispensing is displayed by a reliable meter and made make easier by the automatic nozzle, a 20ft suction hose is included.

DEF transfer pumps







The package is available here in Houston with immediate local availability, shipping out of state, Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

So what is in the package?—->

Inside the package you will get the following pieces:

1) A stainless steel base with nozzle holder

2) Heavy duty pump

3) Meter- PIUSI K24

4) Automatic stainless steel dispensing nozzle

5) Delivery hose- 20ft.

6) Suction hose- 4ft

7) Hose tails and clamps

8) Transliquid Team for local onsite assistance

9) Fee initial set up and training

10) 2 year warranty on pump

DEF Transfer Pump









This little pump is extremely robust, and will be very reliable.  The tehnical spec’s follow:

As previously mentioned, The careful analysis of the market and the experience of handling aggressive fluid, such as Diesel Exhaust Fluid, has lead PIUSI to develop a new type of membrane pump equipped with an electric motor and without any dinamic seals.  This approach allows a reliable industrial pump together with a self priming capable pump.

CODE: F00201A10


VOLT: 110

AC: 2900 rpm


WATT: 370

NOZZLE: Automatic



WEIGHT: 18 lbs

Call us or email us info@transliquidtechnologies.com with further questions.

The Transliquid Team

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Piusi CUBE 70 MC – Diesel fuel dispensers for private fleet owners

Piusi Cube 70 MC
Piusi Cube 70 MC

The PIUSI Cube70 is designed to help private fleet owners control and manage their diesel fuel consumption. The PIUSI CUBE70 has been designed and manufactured around the need of a compact diesel-fuel dispenser that is easy to install, ensures fast and precise dispensing and can only be used by qualified personnel. A dedicated software permits exporting data to a PC.
The compact body contains the nozzle holder, the pump and the meter.

Fuel Management:

The electronic unit is able to control up to 50 users, including by means of a magnetic key, and permits dispensing with preselection. Data can be downloaded into a PC both by means of the magnetic key and by cable connection.
CUBE 70 MC can be fitted to a wall, directly on the tank by means of the quick coupling or on a column. In terms of low running costs, compact dimensions and flexibility, together with all-round efficiency, CUBE 70 MC is a truly unique dispenser.

Performance specifications

• Flow rates from 70 l/min.
• Pre-selected dispensing.
• Accuracy: ± -0.5 % within flow rate range.
• Local memory capable of storing data for the last 200 deliveries.
• Can accept vehicle registration numbers and odometer readings.
• Records date and time of dispensing.
• Magnetic keys for user identification

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Transliquid Technologies – not only thinking different, but doing business different. Call us today at 281-377-5845