Yorkshire Water makes use of Te-Tech air-lift pumping for wastewater duties

pressure gauge ไท วัสดุ , Business Development Director for Te-Tech Process Solutions in Southampton, UK, explores the benefits of a pulsed air carry sludge pumping choice in comparison with conventional pumped systems.
A te-sewpas unit at Stocksbridge.
When Yorkshire Water determined to relocate Stocksbridge Wastewater Treatment Works 2km to the south to permit a significant housing improvement, the temporary to Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) was for reliability, sustainability and low working price. The relocation also allowed for an improve from thirteen,000 population to 15,000 for the 2030 design horizon.
The new £15.65 million works consists of duty/standby fantastic screens, a vortex grit elimination unit and two 15.5m diameter major settling tanks followed by biological therapy in seven trickling filters with two 16.7m humus settlement tanks. Sludge produced within the humus settlement tanks is delivered to a chamber alongside the tanks after which flows by gravity to re-enter the process upstream of the first settlement tanks.
Simple, low opex sludge pumping
For this crucial duty, MMB selected the te-sewpas pulsed air raise pump system supplied by Te-Tech Process Solutions. The self-contained unit incorporates a 4.6kW responsibility side channel air blower, actuated air control valves, air manifold and management panel housed inside a weatherproof GRP enclosure and is delivered to site fully assembled and examined. Each pulse of air lifts a quantity of sludge and discharges it from the sludge discharge pipe. A programmable timer within the PLC permits the frequency and length of desludging to be adjusted to permit the sludge to consolidate thus eliminating any potential ‘rat-holing’ and making certain constant desludging.
The unit can be located near the tanks that it serves with versatile air supply hoses routed by way of ducts to every of the desludge chambers. The air delivered is scorching and as a result there is no want for thermal lagging or insulation. Each te-sewpas unit can serve as much as four major or humus tanks with typical particular person air supply hose length up to 35m.
At Stocksbridge, a single Type B te-sewpas unit with duty/standby air blowers serves the 2 humus tanks. Rather than utilizing the usual management panel, MMB determined to integrate the te-sewpas controls into the central PLC and Te-Tech offered a functional design specification for this purpose. The challenge was accomplished in October 2019. “We’ve been utilizing the air lift methods of varied makes on our sites for the last 20–25 years,” says Yorkshire Water’s Wastewater Asset Planning Sponsor Jan Buczylo, “The te-sewpas is particularly robust and we decided to retrofit further methods instead of conventional progressive cavity pumps at both Stillington and Sutton-on-the-Forest.” Installation of these two methods was accomplished in April 2021.
Significant complete life cost financial savings
The te-sewpas system provides important whole life value savings when compared to typical pumped techniques. For a typical set up serving two tanks, like the Stocksbridge project, based on an estimated 25% discount in the electrical energy consumption and reduced upkeep necessities, te-sewpas supplies a 40% lower capital cost and 50% reduction in operational cost in comparability with a pumped desludge system.

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