Each pump skid includes both chemical and ultraviolet water treatments. They are equipped with three pumps that are controlled by PLC to alternate duty cycle while maintaining the required head pressure.
The skid-based design allows for rapid installation, relocation and demobilization. Each mechanical component is able to be individually isolated making maintenance quick and easy.
Typically the water pump skids are installed along with two fully enclosed water tanks; one for untreated or raw water and one for treated water. The pump skid is set up to constantly recirculate treated water through the system and back to the treated water tank. This serves to maintain the correct pH and chlorine levels in the treated water.
The chemicals required for a standard ABCO water pump skid are a disinfectant and a pH adjuster. The chemicals commonly used for these functions are sodium hypochlorite (liquid chlorine) and either sodium bicarbonate or citric acid, respectively.
An average water pump skid supplying a camp of 150 persons utilises approximately 1000L per year of 12% liquid chlorine. The annual consumption of pH adjusting chemical is highly variable, dependant on the source water quality.
Pump skid maintenance is very minimal and simply consists of confirming the correct operation of equipment and monitoring the levels of dosed chemicals.
In less sophisticated systems, pump skid maintenance may also include sampling of treated water and manual modification of chemical dosing parameters.
ABCO recommends quarterly servicing of water pump skids to maintain the effectiveness of the equipment.
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