IPR TO THE RESCUE IN WATER CONTAMINATION EMERGENCY

A fast response recently saved the day for an IPR buyer, who wanted an urgent contaminated water bypass.
“We immediately despatched a pump rental quote following the customer’s call, and specified four Sykes CP150 medium head dewatering pumps,” says Andre Strydom, rental growth supervisor at IPR. “These had been delivered and commissioned on web site the following day, with 1,500 m of a hundred and fifty mm lay-flat hose and all different necessary gear.”
Time was of the essence, as these pumps had to provide four bypass water traces for a contaminated water source which could not be released into the river system. The 4 Sykes pumps simply maintained a constant circulate rate of 190 m³ per hour over a distance of seven-hundred m. They ran on a 24-hour foundation to ensure a constant water flow via the four pipelines.
Strydom says the Sykes CP150 dewatering pumps have been best for the job. They provide a most head of 60 m with a move rate of 172 litres per second. It can also be capable of dealing with solids with particle sizes of up to seventy seven mm.
“The Sykes CP150 models also feature subtle automatic priming capabilities,” he says. “These are primarily based on a Venturi system that can ship suction lifts of as a lot as nine metres.”
Restricted of the pumps ensures optimum reliability and long life. Importantly, they’ll run dry for extended intervals of time without harm. The pumps also boast low gasoline usage and decrease maintenance costs, and may function in ‘snore’ conditions.
“The Sykes CP models – or the contractors’ range – are designed to meet the heavy responsibility calls for of the development, mining and rental industries,” he says. “With pump efficiencies as a lot as 83%, they provide faster and more environment friendly pumping, leading to savings to the top consumer.”
There was extra to come from the same buyer. Just a month later, they known as again after detecting additional contamination of more dams. Once again, there was no time to lose. Urgent pumping was required to manage the danger of contaminated discharge.
“This time, the necessity was for four high head Sykes XH150 rental pumps,” says Strydom. “They have been delivered on the same day, with 2,800 m of lay-flat hose with clamps and straight connectors.”
Each of these Sykes further excessive head pumps delivered a move of 220 mᵌ/h over 1,200 m. He highlights that the pumps may be primed with lengthy suction hoses and can manage suction lifts of up to nine metres.
The Sykes XH150 dewatering pumps, offering a maximum head of one hundred seventy m with a maximum circulate fee of 140 litres per second and capable of handling solids with particle sizes of as a lot as 43 mm, have been greater than appropriate for the task.
“The Sykes XH150 pump offers computerized priming and solids dealing with functionality,” he says. “It additionally has probably the greatest shaft stiffness ratios of any automated priming pump in the marketplace.”
The massive gas tanks on the Sykes range of dewatering pumps facilitate steady pumping for more than 24 hours, which in accordance with Strydom makes refuelling that much easier as this solely must be done as quickly as in a 24 hour cycle.
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