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Maintenance costs shrunk for Anglian Water by Eimco Water Technologies’ Band Screens

Posted: Thursday 2nd July 2009

‘Total Capture‘ CF200 Band Screens from Eimco Water Technologies have significantly reduced maintenance costs for Anglian Water at Colchester STW (Max flow to the inlet screens is approx: 2000 l/sec. Population: 300,000).

Intensive weekly repair tasks that were required at the works when Escalator screens were in operation are now a thing of the past, with preventative maintenance now only required every six months.

Eimco Water Technologies’ CF200 screens, which benefit from a flow pattern that draws effluent through its centre, has eliminated the traditional problem of ‘carry over’. Whereas the former escalator screens generated two skip-full of screenings each week, the CF200 Band Screens have more than doubled this amount.

A spokesperson for Anglian Water commented: “This investment with Eimco Water Technologies has given us cost savings of two full man-days per week. Previously, we had a major maintenance operation that not only included the headworks, but also the downstream equipment. Baffles on detritors had to be de-ragged. The bar screens after the primary settlement tanks also had to be cleaned every day – and we had to unblock and de-rag the sludge ram pumps and valves”.

He added: “The cost saving on man-hours alone is very significant, but even that doesn’t include the amount we are no longer having to spend on additional cleaning and tankering. Since the CF200 Band Screens have been installed, we’ve actually removed the old bar screens on the primary settlement tanks. We are very pleased with the results”.

Tested at the National Screens Evaluation Facility (NSEF), Eimco Water Technologies‘ CF200 screen achieved an impressive 80% average capture ratio.

Wastewater enters the centre of the fine screen and flows outwards through a continuously moving band of polyurethane mesh panels to the outside of the screen chamber. Screenings are retained on the inside of the screen panels and then discharged when the panels elevate to deck level where they are cleaned by low pressure water jets. The jets continuously clean the panels as they pass the discharge point above the debris hopper.

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