Third party service provider
3 days install, 2 months tankering
During an emergency call out, we discovered a problem which could have taken many months and be very expensive to resolve. Instead, we proposed a better solution that provided short- and long-term savings. Throughout the project we offered a high level of support to all stakeholders.
We attended an emergency call out at natural gas distribution site at the request of our client, a third-party service provider.
An above ground foul water pumping station had failed and the chamber was full. We tankered the waste and conducted a site survey. This revealed that the large, expensive, and dated pump would require replacement parts.
Attempts were made to source these parts from the manufacturer. However, they informed us that it would take several months before one of their representatives could attend site to assess requirements, and several months more before repairs could be completed.
In the meantime, scheduled tankering of approximately 2,000 gallons of foul waste was required every two days to prevent flooding. These visits took place from the start of December through to the beginning of February using one of our high-capacity combi-tankers.
To spare the customer many more months of tankering costs we proposed replacing the old pumping station with a twin-pump submersible pumping station. This could be installed in the existing pre-cast concrete ring chamber.
On agreement, we ordered the necessary parts and complete the installation over three days. Our highly trained engineers used confined entry and lifting equipment.
During this period one of our tankers remained on site to ensure the chamber remained clear for our engineers.
Risk assessment method statements (RAMS) were produced for every visit, meeting all the stringent health and safety requirements that visits to such a site require.
Following the initial emergency callout, we worked quickly and tirelessly to resolve a tricky problem. Making this problem our own, our creative solution spared the customer the cost and disruption of numerous tankering visits over many months.
The replacement pumping station will be much cheaper to operate, more reliable and easier to maintain.
Throughout the project’s duration our in-house tankering capability ensured that the site was safe from flooding by sewage.
Tankering the chamber
Daily early morning tanker visits
The new pumping station with submersible pumps
The kiosk with new control panel
Adapting the design to the existing chamber access points. The float brackets are shown in the bottom right.