The customer approached Pump & Valve with a primary requirement for pumping thick viscous golden syrup from a hopper to a filling machine and also the flexibility to pump to another part of the plant 50-60m away when required. Duty flow 11m³/h and the CIP flow jumped to 20m³/h. Head pressure was 6-8 bar.
An abattoir approached Pump & Valve with a significant issue – their existing air diaphragm pump that pumped away the blood from the slaughter floor was blocking constantly. Blockages up to 1 – 2 times per day were not uncommon and the cause of the blockages ranged from toe nails, hoofs, wool, skin, ear tags, vitamin and mineral capsules and strapping and pretty much anything else that can fit down a drain! And every time the solids would block up around the valves balls.
Kaimai Valley Services had a pump station in a retirement village where they were constantly unblocking the pumps. 1 – 2 times a week they would be there lifting and unblocking the existing 150mm pumps and the culprit almost every time was soft solids (rags, tee shirts and we won’t say what else!).
Takes wastewater from 90 residential lots.
Taking wastewater from 60 Houses
84.2m static head and 1220m long rising main