Når en stor feriebolig og campingvogn park i Cumbria besluttet at opdatere sine 18 kloak pumpestationer, selskabet henvendte sig til Flygt.
Beliggende kun 20 minutter fra Lake Windermere, parken prale over 700 campingvogne og mange ekstra statiske ferieboliger og tilbyder de besøgende og ejere en række forskellige sportsgrene, gåture og betagende landskab.
The managing company wanted to update all of the sewerage pumping stations to bring them up to an acceptable performance level with the aim of having zero breakdowns for the coming holiday season. The current pumping stations were suffering from poor performance with the kiosk for the electrics and the control panels showing signs of age. There was also some concern that, without refurbishment, pipework could potentially begin to leak.
The parks management team said: “The Pump stations needed a serious overhaul to bring them up to date and with only limited annual funds dedicated to site refurbishment, it was decided that this year we would spend the money on pump station refurbishment in order to reduce downtime. The key issue was that any refurbishment would need to be completed in a very short period of time, in fact the one month annual shutdown. We had a survey done on the performance of all the pumps and a number of recommendations were made for us to consider.
"Jeg fandt ingeniørerne fra Flygt til at være effektive, nyttige og ubønhørligt positiv på flere gange, at jeg mødtes med dem - jeg kan ikke rose dem alt for meget."
Flygt, leader in pumping technologies and waste water solutions was happy to offer a free assessment. Neil Siddons, Field Sales Engineer commented: “We were asked to take a look at the condition of the sewerage systems and the effect it could potentially have on their visitors.”
One of the key recommendations was that the level controls should be repositioned or reset, in particular the stop/start and alarm switches on the pumps. “We wanted to move these to the recommended heights and replace any which didn’t meet the required standards,” says Neil. “This would improve both the reliability and performance of the pumps.”
He continues: “One of the major risks identified was in regards to health and safety: Work on the pumps involved having to climb into manholes which could be in excess of 20ft deep and were slippery. We also felt it was important that the replacement pumps were removable to allow future work to be completed safely above ground. To overcome these problems and ensure a safer environment for our service engineers, we utilised our Flygt Easylift.”
Flygt Easylift er en innovativ løfteanordning, designet af Flygt ingeniører til at overholde arbejde i stor højde forordninger, når du løfter pumper og andet udstyr fra under jordoverfladen. Udstyret er en ideel løsning for farerne ved at arbejde i åbne rum, mandehuller, sumpe og brønde, og er hyldet som en stor fordel for medarbejderne løfte tunge eller besværlige materialer fra under jorden.
Neil gik på at sige; "Vi har placeret pumperne på længere længde styreskinner til at sikre, at der fremover kan pumperne tilgås nemt og sikkert."
Engineers from Xylem completed the work during the annual one month shutdown in January/February; replacing large lengths of pipe work to ensure there would be no further leakage once the park reopened to the public. Neil Siddons explains “We were on a very tight time scale with lots of work to do, but we were able to complete everything on time. It was critical that work on the sewerage systems was finalised before the holiday season began.”
Yderligere analyse af pumpesystemet fundet en af de vigtigste pumper til at være i en meget dårlig tilstand og behov for udskiftning. Den nye enhed blev monteret efter den årlige lukning, men blev udskiftet uden at forårsage forstyrrelser for driften af parken. Pumpen erstatning var en ny generation Flygt N-pumpe, som er udstyret med en anti-tilstopning løbehjul, der giver parken med de mest up to date og effektiv teknologi til rådighed.
Resultatet af det hårde arbejde og engagement betød, at siden afslutningen af arbejdet, har der ikke været nogen problemer eller nedetid.
As part of the agreement, Flygt Service will maintain all eight of the pumps on site each year to ensure that each season can be just as successful. The park management concluded: “We are really pleased with the work carried out by the team from Flygt. To have a breakdown free season was our ultimate aim and to achieve it so quickly is a fantastic result.”