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Pumps prove to be the solid solution.

Pumps of all shapes and sizes can be looked upon as the beating hearts of the UK wastewater treatment process, especially when recurring storm events lead to increased volumes of rag and debris entering the system. VAUGHAN CHOPPER PUMPS offers uninterrupted pumping even in the most challenging, arduous conditions and there is a growing list of success stories to prove this.

An ongoing example of reliable pumping performance with VAUGHAN is at Thames Water Banbury. As it was back in June 2006 a 10" Vaughan SP10R, the only auto self-priming chopper pump on the market, was installed in the RAS (Return Activated Sludge) line at Banbury. It was the first of its kind to be used in the UK and was replacing one of 4 existing old style, extended shaft axial flow pumps. However, when rag and solids content became more and more evident failures were common due to continual blockages.

As floor space in the pump house was restricted a powerful, yet compact pump set was required and the SP10R with an over/under drive configuration and its suction line simply dropped approx. 3m down the existing axial flow discharge line, with no down well fittings, was installed in 2006.

It has been operating 24/7 for almost 13 years at the Banbury site with a reported flawless performance and no requirements to unblock or inspect the pump. With this success a second SP10R was soon installed.

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Title Annotation:Energy, the Environment & Water
Publication:Plant & Works Engineering
Date:Jan 1, 2020
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