Quando uma grande casa de férias e parque de caravanas em Cumbria decidiu atualizar suas estações de bombeamento de esgoto 18, a empresa se voltou para a Flygt.
Situado a apenas 20 minutos do Lago Windermere, o parque possui mais de caravanas 700 e muitas casas de férias estáticas adicionais e oferece aos visitantes e proprietários uma variedade de esportes, caminhadas e paisagens de tirar o fôlego.
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.
“Eu encontrei os engenheiros da Flygt para serem eficientes, prestativos e implacavelmente positivos nas várias ocasiões em que me encontrei com eles - não posso elogiá-los muito.”
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.”
O Flygt Easylift é um dispositivo de elevação inovador, projetado pelos engenheiros da Flygt para cumprir os regulamentos de trabalho em altura ao levantar bombas e outros equipamentos abaixo do nível do solo. O equipamento é uma solução ideal para os perigos de trabalhar em espaços abertos, poços de visita, poços e poços e é aclamado como um grande benefício para os funcionários que levantam materiais pesados ou embaraçosos debaixo do chão.
Neil continuou dizendo; “Posicionamos as bombas em trilhos-guia de maior comprimento para garantir que, no futuro, as bombas pudessem ser acessadas com facilidade e segurança”.
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.”
Uma análise mais detalhada do sistema de bombeamento encontrou uma das principais bombas em condições extremamente precárias e necessitando de substituição. A nova unidade foi instalada após o desligamento anual, mas foi substituída sem causar qualquer interrupção no funcionamento do parque. A substituição da bomba foi uma nova geração da N-bomba Flygt, que possui um impulsor anti-entupimento, fornecendo ao parque a tecnologia mais atualizada e eficiente disponível.
O resultado do trabalho árduo e da dedicação fez com que, desde a conclusão do trabalho, não houvesse problemas ou tempo de inatividade.
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.”