It is common for waste water / sewage pumps to pick-up and collect fibrous materials that lead to frequent pump blockages, known in the industry as 'Ragging'. In the worst case, this can happen several times each day. Clearing a pump is a costly, dirty and unpleasant task requiring a maintenance team and frequently a crane.
Control Techniques’ Intelligent Pump Control (IPC) system offers an effective solution to ragging through detecting the early signs of blockages and taking action to automatically clear the problem. Pumps are maintained in a cleaner state which delivers further improvements in other key pump performance measures including pump reliability, up-time and energy efficiency.
Our case studies demonstrate the opportunity available to water companies to realize significant costs savings associated with operating their assets while improving customer service, pump throughput and availability.