What is a Pump Station?
A pump station also know as a packaged pumping station or pumped system, is an intermediate storage / collecting chamber incorporating pumpsets which transfer either the foul or surface water to a local drain, manhole, or sewer.
A pump station is used where a normal gravity system cannot be, either because there is insufficient gravity fall over a distance (1:40 minimum is recommended) or the common collecting point is lower than the sewer.
Examples of applications using a pump station:
Wet well Pumpstation – underground storage chamber accessible via manhole cover incorporating submersible pump(s)
Dry well Pumpstation – A stand-alone storage tank which sits on a concrete base with pumpset(s) located adjacent to the tank
Duty and standby basis (standby pump is a backup in the event of duty pump failing),
Duty and assist basis (each pump is sized for 50% of the estimated flow rate required).
In all cases the pump(s) are controlled via the water level in the tank using more commonly float switches or ultrasonic level control.
Heavy duty or light duty construction depending of application i.e single domestic use, housing estate, commercial hotel or school etc.
GRP Chamber Diameter: 1 metre > 2.9-metres
GRP Chamber Depths: 1 metre > 6.5-metres
Pump Arrangement: Single, Twin or Three Pump(s) - Dry Well or Wet Well pumping stations
Pump Operation: Duty Only, Duty / Assist, Duty / Standby
GRP Chamber Orientation: Vertical or Horizontal
Pump Control: Control Panel with pear type float controls or Ultra-Sonic’s.
High-Level Alarm / VFC’s: Standard on all or systems.
Access Covers: Various – From Pedestrian A15 > D400 rated.
Pump Manufacturers: ABS, Caprari, EMU, ITT, & Wilo typically.
Southern Pump Services install and maintain foul water pumping stations.
Our sewage pumping stations can be either above ground or below ground, and suitable from small domestic applications to large installs.
These submersible pumps are available in 220v or 400v electrical supply, which can be supplied or alternatively installed by our Southern Pump Services engineers.
At southern pumps we provide comprehensive after sales support providing a second to none service to keep your pumping station working smoothly.
At Southern Pump Services we have tankers and engineers available 24/7 – 365 when your pump station fails.
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