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Hidrostal ensures protection for Blue Flag seaside town

Posted: Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Hidrostal Ltd, the UK sales division of specialist pump manufacturers for the wastewater industry, has provided Yorkshire Water with a reliable solution for a sporadically performing sewage treatment works in Whitby.

The scenic seaside town of Whitby located on the UK’s North Yorkshire coastline is a renowned tourist destination as well as home to a population of 13,000. Boasting one of the highly acclaimed Blue Flag awards for its town beach, Whitby is fully committed to its sewerage system and after suffering insufficient pumping at the sewage treatment works at Whitby, Yorkshire Water utilised Hidrostal’s expertise to solve the problem.

The original pumps installed at Whitby STW had become obsolete so Hidrostal was asked to provide a competitors pump for hire as a standby unit. The selection was made by the customer as a like for like unit but suffered from blockages and was incapable of handling the incoming flow. Hidrostal attended the treatment works to undertake a thorough site evaluation, including discussing the pumps performance with the operators to fully understand the requirements. Following this process, Hidrostal selected four of their transfer pumps to provide the necessary performance at the site.

The Hidrostal pumps were selected due to their excellent solids handling performance. The Hidrostal screw centrifugal impeller can comfortably handle all types of sludge up to 8% DSC without blocking and is renowned for its rag handling capabilities.

The transfer pumps were installed by Yorkshire Water’s supplier, S & B Utilities in close collaboration with Hidrostal. The installation into a wet well included a new lowering device, pedestal bend, guiderails, chains and lifting devices.

Sam Peacock, Treatment Operator at Whitby STW is delighted with the performance of the new pumps. He states: “They are good, reliable pumps which keep up with the flow demand and have never failed or blocked since installation. We were very impressed with the installation and it has been an all-round good and tidy job.”

Hidrostal were delighted to project manage this contract from problem through to solution. Due to their close collaboration with S & B Utilities, Yorkshire Water’s input requirement was minimal and resulted in a stress free solution to their pumping problem.

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