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Sykes has developed their electric submersible pump fleet with one of the leading manufacturers of electric submersible pumps to meet the increasing demands from their customers.
From 50mm – 300mm in branch size and typically rated from 1 Kw – 150 Kw, the Sykes electric submersible pump hire fleet is unique in featuring premium efficiency IE3 motors, offering unrivalled operating economy and high reliability. Sykes electric submersible pumps can deliver months of unattended operation, quietly, reliably and efficiently.
For sustained performance and maximum reliability, our pump hire units are hard to beat, handling everything from clean water to sludge, sewage and slurries. Precision manufactured, they feature hardwearing cast iron parts and corrosion resistant materials throughout. Sykes electric submersible pumps are used across many industries for general ground dewatering, by-pass pumping and bulk fluid transfer applications. To cover every eventuality, Sykes Pumps also offer a fully comprehensive range of Accessories e.g. Control Panels, Starters, VSD’s, Telemetry, Cables, Floats, Hoses and Couplings for hire, from a nationwide depot network. Combined with our high level of service and expertise, this makes Sykes the natural choice for submersible pump hire.
Sykes Pumps has been at the forefront of pump hire and pump sales for over 150 years, with the expertise and commitment required to ensure that when you need pumps, Sykes Pumps should be your preferred pump supplier.
Pumps are readily available for hire or sale from over 30 depots nationwide, with the ability to deliver, maintain and install pumping equipment of the highest standard for immediate use. Our pump hire fleet is one of the most extensive in the market place today with diesel driven pumps, submersible drainage pumps, a range of Atex approved sewage submersible pumps, jetting pumps, air driven pumps, hydraulic driven submersible pumps and high head hard iron pumps for use in the most arduous conditions. This makes Sykes Pumps the natural choice.
We have pump specialists allocated to all our pump hire depots in the Andrews Sykes group, available to give customers peace of mind with pumping solutions based on years of training, development and technical pump knowledge envied throughout the pumping industry. Sykes Pumps can offer customers tailored pumping solutions to meet virtually every need, from initial design through to the delivery, installation and commissioning of the pumping equipment ready for use.
Sykes Submersible Pump Hire needed to flush and test a new heating system
Building regulations for new build offices and commercial buildings recommend a flush, circulation and pressure test on piping systems prior to setting permanent, installed pumps to work. The main objectives are to flush any debris out of a new, or reconditioned system and pressure test the joints. This process requires pressures and flows to be above the normal operating pressures and flows of the permanent installed pumps.
A recent scheme required temporary pumps to flush and test a new heating system with a pressure of 3bar, at a flow of 10 l/s. There was limited access to set up the temporary installation, as the pumps were required to be cited on the roof of a 5 story high rise building. Three Sykes P3001N light-weight Electrical Submersible Drainer pumps, with in- line adaptors, control panels and 20m extension cables were selected. This allowed all of the necessary equipment to be comfortably man-handled via the lift shaft and stairs. This facilitated a quick ‘set up’ and negated the need for an expensive mobile crane. Using electric submersible pumps is the most cost effective option for this type of application.
Sykes Submersible Pump Hire needed for a sewage pipe burst
After a sewage pipe burst during construction work within a busy Sewage Treatment Works, Sykes Pumps were called in to assist. Being the UK’s No.1 Pump Hirer, Sykes Submersibles provided a fast, reliable and cost effective submersible pump hire solution.
Supplying three electric submersible sewage pumps and two electric submersible drainers, Sykes engineers were able to gain control of the flow and over-pump it to another area of the Treatment Works. The solution involved crossing several key access roads in the process, essentially allowing normal operation of the Sewage Treatment Works to continue, whilst ensuring minimal disruption to the construction work.
Activated Sludge Pumping (RAS to SAS).
As part of the secondary treatment process of Sewage, Activated Sludge is transferred to Final Settlement Tanks (FSTs) to allow separation from the purified effluent, which may then be discharged to rivers or some form of tertiary treatment. The settled biomass is called Return Activated Sludge (RAS) which is returned to the beginning of the aeration process where it will absorb fresh sewage and start the process again.
RAS mixing with fresh sewage produces a gradual growth in the activated sludge present, so it is necessary to waste a certain quantity each day. This Surplus Activated Sludge (SAS) is wasted by continuously withdrawing some of the RAS for sludge disposal. Sykes SP80 electric submersible Sludge pumps are commonly hired by Sewage Treatment Works for pumping RAS into SAS channels, whenever head and flow requirements are greater than their fixed pumps can handle. SAS is stored in sludge tanks and is then further treated by digestion, prior to disposal.
Sykes Submersibles provide temporary Aeration
Improvement work being undertaken for a major food processing company included refurbishing the site’s existing Aeration system. This required the activated sludge content of the existing Aeration tank to be stored elsewhere whilst the process was interrupted. The problem with this is that the activated sludge is a live culture and if starved of oxygen the process will not restart when the sludge is returned.
Sykes Submersibles were called upon to design and supply a temporary Aeration system to keep the culture alive during the works. To circulate the sludge for the duration of the work, 6 No. 100mm Electric Submersible Pumps fitted with Venturi Aeration Tubes, each mounted on a frame, were placed into two temporary holding tanks. The system also included starters, electrical distribution equipment and generators, permitting refurbishment to commence immediately.