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Landia to the rescue in hospital emergency

Posted: Thursday 15th October 2009

Pump breakdowns and a six-week waiting time for new parts left a hospital in Shropshire with a costly and difficult effluent problem until Landia stepped in to help.

Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital were let down by the failure of one pump, followed almost immediately by the second – only to be told by their supplier that replacement parts needed for repair would take at least six weeks.

In the meantime, the Nuffield maintenance team were forced to bring in two tankers per day to remove the effluent - at a cost of well over £600 per load.

Brian Forster, Resident Engineer for Norland Managed Services, commented: “We felt very let down, but Landia restored our faith by rolling up their sleeves and immediately getting stuck in to help find a quick yet long term economic solution”.

Landia’s rapid turnaround saw the installation of a 5.5kW MPTK Cutter Pump with external knife system, which can handle hospital waste with a high content of solids, without breaking down.

Brian Forster added: “Not only do we now have a first class pumping system in place, but importantly we have the peace of mind of Landia’s fast turnaround and back service up to help us out if necessary”.

As well as designing in the interface for the retrofit to the existing pumping system, Landia also fitted a submersible well pump for Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital to keep the dry well clear of water.
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