MER Hydraulic Power Units (HPU) power skimmers for the Gulf oil clean-up.

MER supplies heavy-duty Hydraulic Power Units (HPU) to the US Navy, oil spill response contractors, and Alaska’s commercial fishermen. The range of HPUs is from 20 gallons per minute (GPM) to 350. The machines are similar to a generator set except they make useful hydraulic power instead of electricity at variable engine speeds.

 MER also makes Hybrid units that produce hydraulic power and electrical power.  HPU cooling options include radiator, heat-exchanger, or keel-cooling. Keel-cooling is the method of choice for machines like oil skimmers, that must operate in contaminated waters.

Standard Equipment:   Hydraulic oil heat-exchanger,  Variable speed throttle,  Manual oil change pump,  Gauge panel,  12V Starting/Charging system, and  Anti-vibration mounts.

Optional Equipment: Air or hydraulic clutched pump drive,  Electric clutched pump drive,  Pumps can be driven from either end of   the engine or side-mounted. Remote start and stop,  Extension harnesses,  Gear, vane or piston pumps,  Pressure compensated pumps, Load sensing, Skid mounted hydraulic reservoir. There is a variety of hydraulic filter options and Quick disconnect hydraulic connections, Custom base frame geometry, base frame materials in steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Also Integral fuel tanks and or hydraulic oil reservoirs, Integral drip pan, Engine driven air compressors, AC Generator opposite the hydraulic, pump drive.