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Blackmer® is the leading global provider of innovative, high-quality sliding vane, centrifugal, screw and regenerative turbine pump, and reciprocating gas compressor technologies for the safe transfer of liquids and gases.

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Blackmer BHXL Bronze Military Sliding Vane Pump Blackmer HXL8 Military Sliding Vane Pump Cutaway

Military Sliding Vane Pumps Durable Sliding Vane Pumps Trusted by Militaries Around the World

Blackmer® pumps are used onboard military and naval marine vessels around the world. Under the most difficult conditions imaginable, Blackmer pumps supply the world's naval fleets with rock-solid reliability when and where it is needed most. The design and construction of Blackmer military sliding vane pumps have been refined through over seventy years of real-world use. That’s why they boast features you won’t find on other pumps – features that improve performance, reduce maintenance and extend life.

In addition to our sliding vane pumps, Blackmer Centrifugal Pumps are also approved for military use. Centrifugal pumps, which have been specifically designed for high-volume, severe-duty applications, provide offer the widest window of operation off the BEP (Best Efficiency Point) of any conventional centrifugal pump.

Features and Benefits

  • Approved for high-impact shock and vibration in accordance with MIL-S-901D, MIL-STD-167 Type I & Type II
  • Designed to meet requirements of ASTM F1510, F1511 and MIL-P-19131
  • Bronze pump body and heads resists mechanical shocks, while providing corrosion resistance essential for many marine applications
  • Lubricated, low-friction external ball/roller bearings last longer than traditional bearings while reducing power requirements
  • Designed to meet ASTM F1511 specifications, Blackmer mechanical seals provide optimal fluid isolation and bearing protection
  • Special Blackmer lock collar design allows pump units to be mounted in vertical or horizontal orientations for installation flexibility
  • Liner and vanes can be replaced quickly to bring internal pump tolerances back to original levels
  • Pump rotor is centered between the two bearings to distribute loads equally on both bearings, minimizing wear to the bearings and shaft
  • Adjustable, integral relief valve provides essential protection against excessive pressure build-up and the damage it can cause
  • Advantages of sliding vane technology:
    • Unique sliding-vane pump design self-adjusts for wear to maintain flow rates
    • Excellent self-priming and dry-run capabilities
    • Sliding vane design provides sustained performance and trouble-free operation
    • Easy maintenance: vanes can be easily replaced without removing the pump from the piping system
    • High suction lift and line-stripping capabilities
    • Low maintenance and low life-cycle costs


  • JP5 transfer
  • JP5 service
  • JP5 stripping
  • JP5 defueling
  • Fuel oil transfer
  • Fuel oil service
  • Fuel oil stripping
  • Bilge
  • Oily waste
  • Waste water
  • Lube oils
  • Auxiliary service
  • Potable water
  • Bunker C
  • High capacity barge loading and offloading

Performance and Specifications

Model Size Capacity Discharge Pressure
HXL10 10" 2,020 - 2,500 gpm 0 - 125 psig
HXL8 8" 1,125 - 1,220 gpm 0 - 125 psig
BHXL6 (Bronze) 6" 150 - 750 gpm 0 - 150 psig
BHXL4 (Bronze)
4" 100 - 540 gpm 0 - 150 psig
BXL2 1/2 (Bronze) 2-1/2" 35 - 150 gpm 0 - 200 psig
BXL2 (Bronze) 2" 20 - 80 gpm 0 - 200 psig
BXL1 1/2 (Bronze) 1-1/2" 10 - 55 gpm 0 - 100 psig
BXL1 1/4 (Bronze) 1-1/4" 5 - 40 gpm 0 - 200 psig