Sector Utilities
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Design
Construction
Installation
Project location South East England
Client Southern Walter
Consultant M&N
Products used Two combined spiral brush screens, a handrake bypass screen and dedicated control panel
 
 

Hydro International's UK Wastewater Services team developed and installed a packaged inlet works system to replace and upgrade underperforming technologies, and in doing so avoided the need for investment in costly civils work.

Project

Southern Water’s Isle of Grain wastewater treatment works is situated at the very tip of England’s Kent coast. The site featured a screen and macerator configuration that struggled to keep up with operational demands. It was in dire need of refurbishment or replacement.

Problem

The plant had to contend with increased flow rates, and the very flat site presented a number of hydraulic challenges. These challenges appeared to necessitate costly civils work to adjust the width of the channel. In addition, any refurbishment or replacement work would have to be undertaken with minimal disruption to daily operations.

Solution

Hydro International’s UK Wastewater Services team, M&N, was initially approached to supply replacement screening equipment, but the increasing flow rate and hydraulic challenges gave the team the opportunity to deliver an innovative solution.

The team designed a prefabricated package that could be brought to site ready for installation by the contractor, eliminating the need for costly civil adjustments to the channel width. By removing a section of the existing concrete channel, the team inserted a fabricated steel structure, housing all elements required of a functioning inlet works.

Featuring two combined spiral brush screens, a handrake bypass screen and dedicated control panel, this ‘lift & fit’ unit was able to deliver screening, washing, transport, compaction and de-watering in a single stand-alone package.

Outcome

Weighing just 1,300 Kg, the packaged inlet works solution was delivered to site alongside the screening and control equipment ready for installation by the nominated contractors, and was operational in just eight weeks.

The packaged solution features many key operational benefits that provide both operational expenditure (OPEX) and total expenditure (TOTEX) savings, including low energy consumption, hard-wearing components and easy access for routine maintenance.


Hydro International's UK Wastewater Services team developed and installed a packaged inlet works system to replace and upgrade underperforming technologies, and in doing so avoided the need for investment in costly civils work.

Project

Southern Water’s Isle of Grain wastewater treatment works is situated at the very tip of England’s Kent coast. The site featured a screen and macerator configuration that struggled to keep up with operational demands. It was in dire need of refurbishment or replacement.

Problem

The plant had to contend with increased flow rates, and the very flat site presented a number of hydraulic challenges. These challenges appeared to necessitate costly civils work to adjust the width of the channel. In addition, any refurbishment or replacement work would have to be undertaken with minimal disruption to daily operations.

Solution

Hydro International’s UK Wastewater Services team, M&N, was initially approached to supply replacement screening equipment, but the increasing flow rate and hydraulic challenges gave the team the opportunity to deliver an innovative solution.

The team designed a prefabricated package that could be brought to site ready for installation by the contractor, eliminating the need for costly civil adjustments to the channel width. By removing a section of the existing concrete channel, the team inserted a fabricated steel structure, housing all elements required of a functioning inlet works.

Featuring two combined spiral brush screens, a handrake bypass screen and dedicated control panel, this ‘lift & fit’ unit was able to deliver screening, washing, transport, compaction and de-watering in a single stand-alone package.

Outcome

Weighing just 1,300 Kg, the packaged inlet works solution was delivered to site alongside the screening and control equipment ready for installation by the nominated contractors, and was operational in just eight weeks.

The packaged solution features many key operational benefits that provide both operational expenditure (OPEX) and total expenditure (TOTEX) savings, including low energy consumption, hard-wearing components and easy access for routine maintenance.


 
 
Video
 
 
 
 
 
Enquire
 


Also by Hydro International

Hydro International address and contact details

Hydro International Limited
Shearwater House
Clevedon Hall Estate
Victoria Road
Clevedon
BS21 7RD
Tel: 01275 878371
View on map - 2 addresses
 
Follow Hydro International
 
Not found what you're looking for? View other options

Ask Hydro International about

Inlet solution averts need for channel width adjustments