Water Journal : Water Journal November 2014
WATER NOVEMBER 2014 88 Water Business South West Water has requested PWN Technologies to cooperate with H5O, its capital delivery alliance, to prepare a design for this project. PWN Technologies will be responsible for the design of its proprietary treatment steps. Chris Rockey, South West Water's Science and Water Quality Manager, said: "South West Water's aim is to continue to provide good, safe drinking water that has the trust of our customers, while minimising the cost of water treatment and our impact on the environment. "The processes required to produce high-quality drinking water have traditionally been both energy and chemical-intensive and produce a lot of waste. Advances in drinking water technology and new approaches to the management of raw water supplies are beginning to offer more cost-effective and sustainable alternatives to how drinking water is produced." Jonathan Clement, CEO of PWN Technologies said, "We have always been convinced of the advantages of our technologies. We are very pleased that South West Water has recognised these advantages of our technology and we are looking forward to working together with the South West Water team and partner H5O." Since April 2013 a pilot plant has been built and operated where the treatment steps are undergoing pilot testing to con rm feasibility and to establish operating and design criteria. The nalisation of the advanced design is targeted for mid- December 2014. AUSSIE'S MOBILE PUMP A WINNER A new heavy duty, trolley-mounted 4" trash pump has won Power Equipment Australia's 'Hire Product of the Year'. Called the "Aussie Site Boss" the pump is designed for tough dewatering and water supply applications in the hire, construction, mine and quarry markets. The new trolley-mounted machine was designed by Australian Pump to align with new OH & S rules relating to the movement of equipment on site. "Traditionally pumps of this size would be moved around by two or three site workers or lifted by an excavator if it happened to be available," said Product Manager, Brad Farrugia. The new trolley mount machine means it can be moved safely on site without personal risk or tying-up expensive lifting plant. The big 4" trash pump won PEA "Hire Product of the Year" for the year ending 2013 against a tough line-up of products from companies such as Husqvarna, Hyundai, Makita and Powerlite. The heart of the system is a big 4" self- priming centrifugal pump designed to pass solids in suspension. It is powered by a 10 hp Yanmar electric-start air-cooled diesel engine and built into a super heavy duty 38mm galvanised steel frame. The frame has a lifting bar and the base incorporates a bunded tray to capture engine oil or fuel spills. That base is also a platform for the trolley with four big pneumatic tyres and 13" wheels. These enable the pump to be easily moved on site. Chocks are standard equipment for security during operation. With a maximum ow of 1800 litres per minute and a maximum head of 24 metres head, the big 4" Aussie is ready to take on just about any quarry or construction dewatering task. It can also be used to fast- ll tankers or water carts for dust suppression! The pump features excellent self-priming characteristics with a vertical suction lift of 7.6 metres. Battery isolation, emergency stop, integrated re extinguisher and safety tags are all standard equipment. The Site Boss is designed with safety and operator convenience in mind. It is a world rst and has already been successfully marketed outside of Australia with sales to Europe and the Middle East! "We are proud of having won The Product of the Year in the hire category from Power Equipment Australia. It is a great endorsement of our design team and our belief in Australian companies being able to innovate to build better products and win international market share," said Farrugia. Further information on this pump is available from Aussie Pump Gold Distributors around the country, or on the Australian Pump website, www.aussiepumps.com.au. Advertisers Index Bintech 15 Brown Brothers Engineering 87 Bulbeck 86 Comdain IFC Cromarty SCADA & Automation Systems 38 Evoqua Water Technologies 17 For Earth 13 Grundfos OBC Hach Paci c 35 Hanna Instruments 85 International Water Centre 7 James Cummings 65 NOV Mono 5 Projex Group 87 Urban Water Cycle Solutions 3 Zetco IBC Aussie Pump's mobile Site Boss 4" trash pump was awarded Hire Product of the Year by PEA. Its robust design makes it suitable for the toughest of dewatering duties on construction sites.
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