IPR TO THE RESCUE IN WATER CONTAMINATION EMERGENCY

A quick response just lately saved the day for an IPR customer, who needed an urgent contaminated water bypass.
“We instantly sent a pump rental quote following the customer’s call, and specified four Sykes CP150 medium head dewatering pumps,” says Andre Strydom, rental development manager at IPR. “These have been delivered and commissioned on web site the next day, with 1,500 m of 150 mm lay-flat hose and all different needed equipment.”
Time was of the essence, as these pumps had to supply 4 bypass water traces for a contaminated water source which couldn’t be released into the river system. The 4 Sykes pumps simply maintained a constant circulate fee of one hundred ninety m³ per hour over a distance of seven hundred m. Interesting ran on a 24-hour foundation to ensure a continuing water flow by way of the four pipelines.
Strydom says the Sykes CP150 dewatering pumps have been perfect for the job. They supply a most head of 60 m with a flow rate of 172 litres per second. It is also able to dealing with solids with particle sizes of up to seventy seven mm.
“The Sykes CP150 models additionally function refined automated priming capabilities,” he says. “These are based mostly on a Venturi system that can ship suction lifts of up to nine metres.”
The robust building of the pumps ensures optimum reliability and long life. Importantly, they’ll run dry for prolonged intervals of time without damage. The pumps additionally boast low gasoline utilization and decrease maintenance costs, and can function in ‘snore’ conditions.
“The Sykes CP fashions – or the contractors’ vary – are designed to fulfill the heavy duty demands of the construction, mining and rental industries,” he says. “With pump efficiencies as much as 83%, they supply quicker and extra efficient pumping, leading to savings to the top user.”
There was extra to come back from the same buyer. Just a month later, they called again after detecting further contamination of more dams. Once again, there was no time to lose. Urgent pumping was required to manage the risk of contaminated discharge.
“This time, the need was for 4 excessive head Sykes XH150 rental pumps,” says Strydom. “ Cheat sheet were delivered on the identical day, with 2,800 m of lay-flat hose with clamps and straight connectors.”
Each of these Sykes additional excessive head pumps delivered a move of 220 mᵌ/h over 1,200 m. He highlights that the pumps may be primed with long suction hoses and can handle suction lifts of as much as nine metres.
The Sykes XH150 dewatering pumps, providing a most head of 170 m with a maximum move rate of a hundred and forty litres per second and able to dealing with solids with particle sizes of up to 43 mm, had been greater than suitable for the duty.
“The Sykes XH150 pump provides automatic priming and solids dealing with functionality,” he says. “It additionally has probably the greatest shaft stiffness ratios of any computerized priming pump on the market.”
The giant fuel tanks on the Sykes vary of dewatering pumps facilitate steady pumping for greater than 24 hours, which according to Strydom makes refuelling that a lot simpler as this solely must be accomplished as quickly as in a 24 hour cycle.
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