Sector Utilities
Project type Refurbishment
Year completed 2022
Products used AMP 16 peristaltic pumps
 
 

Challenge

North Ridge Pumps supplied remote sampling pumps for 24/7 monitoring across 15 different wastewater sites in the UK. The client samples dirty water and had experienced issues with other pump technologies. In addition, there were complications such as fluctuating inlet pressures and various types of solids, including twigs, grass and mud to deal with.

The client preferred a low-maintenance and reliable pump solution and required the units to self-prime, handle solids without clogging, and be quick and low-cost to maintain in the event of a failure. The units would operate at around 500L/hr at low pressures and be controlled remotely across the various testing locations.

Products supplied

Fourteen AMP 16 peristaltic pumps were specified for this project. They are consistently reliable in slurry, sludge and wastewater applications while also being simple and cost-effective to maintain.

Peristaltic pumps, also known as hose pumps, are simple in design as there is only one wearing internal part - the hose. This is easily and quickly replaced without the requirement of special training or tools, limiting excess amounts of downtime when often only low-skilled staff are available.

Benefits over traditional positive displacement pumps

The absence of valves and seals means that solids up to the size of the internal diameter of the hose can be passed without clogging. In addition, the gentle pumping action does not alter the state of shear sensitive fluids or damage delicate solid particles. In the unlikely event of clogging, the unit is reversible meaning the pump can be unclogged by simply reversing the flow, which was another big benefit for the client in remotely operating across so many sites.

All pumps were installed with hose leakage detectors which send a signal to a control panel if the internal hose ruptures. The internal hose is available in differing materials to accommodate a wide range of chemicals. 

After trialling North Ridge Pumps' AMP 16 pump the client ordered an additional 14 units, complete with single-phase inverter, hose leakage detector and forced air cooling for operating the motor at very slow speeds when extremely low flow rates are required. This unit facilitates a wide range of flow rates by simply altering the speed, a truly reliable and flexible pump solution for their sampling systems.

Wastewater compliance monitoring

All factories worldwide produce wastewater in some form. Whether it be from the washing of fruit and vegetables, washdown or rinsing of machines, cooling, or commissioning of equipment, it is the responsibility of the owners and staff to follow guidelines set out to protect people and the environment.

Due to increasing water scarcity, the requirements for trade effluent discharge consent and the rising cost of trade effluent disposal, plant owners are seeking new ways to reduce the cost of wastewater disposal and, as part of working towards becoming carbon neutral, monitoring waste output and how it can be reduced.

Wastewater compliance monitoring and sampling involves the taking of small samples of wastewater and testing for the presence of harmful contaminants, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels and presence of Dissolved Oxygen to prevent harmful wastewater entering the surrounding ecosystem and damaging the local population, plants or wildlife.


Challenge

North Ridge Pumps supplied remote sampling pumps for 24/7 monitoring across 15 different wastewater sites in the UK. The client samples dirty water and had experienced issues with other pump technologies. In addition, there were complications such as fluctuating inlet pressures and various types of solids, including twigs, grass and mud to deal with.

The client preferred a low-maintenance and reliable pump solution and required the units to self-prime, handle solids without clogging, and be quick and low-cost to maintain in the event of a failure. The units would operate at around 500L/hr at low pressures and be controlled remotely across the various testing locations.

Products supplied

Fourteen AMP 16 peristaltic pumps were specified for this project. They are consistently reliable in slurry, sludge and wastewater applications while also being simple and cost-effective to maintain.

Peristaltic pumps, also known as hose pumps, are simple in design as there is only one wearing internal part - the hose. This is easily and quickly replaced without the requirement of special training or tools, limiting excess amounts of downtime when often only low-skilled staff are available.

Benefits over traditional positive displacement pumps

The absence of valves and seals means that solids up to the size of the internal diameter of the hose can be passed without clogging. In addition, the gentle pumping action does not alter the state of shear sensitive fluids or damage delicate solid particles. In the unlikely event of clogging, the unit is reversible meaning the pump can be unclogged by simply reversing the flow, which was another big benefit for the client in remotely operating across so many sites.

All pumps were installed with hose leakage detectors which send a signal to a control panel if the internal hose ruptures. The internal hose is available in differing materials to accommodate a wide range of chemicals. 

After trialling North Ridge Pumps' AMP 16 pump the client ordered an additional 14 units, complete with single-phase inverter, hose leakage detector and forced air cooling for operating the motor at very slow speeds when extremely low flow rates are required. This unit facilitates a wide range of flow rates by simply altering the speed, a truly reliable and flexible pump solution for their sampling systems.

Wastewater compliance monitoring

All factories worldwide produce wastewater in some form. Whether it be from the washing of fruit and vegetables, washdown or rinsing of machines, cooling, or commissioning of equipment, it is the responsibility of the owners and staff to follow guidelines set out to protect people and the environment.

Due to increasing water scarcity, the requirements for trade effluent discharge consent and the rising cost of trade effluent disposal, plant owners are seeking new ways to reduce the cost of wastewater disposal and, as part of working towards becoming carbon neutral, monitoring waste output and how it can be reduced.

Wastewater compliance monitoring and sampling involves the taking of small samples of wastewater and testing for the presence of harmful contaminants, Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels and presence of Dissolved Oxygen to prevent harmful wastewater entering the surrounding ecosystem and damaging the local population, plants or wildlife.


 
 
 
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