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Pump hire tackles crippling floods to preserve busy train timetable

The infrastructural impact of heavy weather on railway services can never be underestimated, with strong winds and flood water particularly disruptive. High volumes of rainfall can wash away ballast – the bed of stones that supports wooden sleepers – and potentially render the line unsafe until it has been re-laid.

Additionally, signalling points and other vital hardware rely on intricate wiring and power supplies to function effectively, and these become extremely vulnerable to failure when water levels become excessive. Flooding can even lead live conductor rails to short circuit, with obvious implications for both the service provider and would-be passengers.

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Construction company hires pumps to aid road repair in Somerset

The sustained period of heavy weather attributed to Storm Darcy has caused disruption across the country, with people in some areas even warned not to travel. Although the South West has not been affected as badly as some northern regions and Scotland, extensive rainfall has led to the water levels in rivers and streams rising above what is considered a safe level.

Because of this, there was an issue near the coastal town of Minehead where a river running parallel to a main road had risen so high that it was actually causing sections of the road to wash away. As a result, the road was no longer deemed safe for vehicle users and had to be shut to enable rapid emergency repairs to be carried out.

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Sykes Pumps adds four new models to expansive electric submersible wastewater range

As the industry’s leading pump hire provider, we are constantly investing in our product fleet to ensure we stay ahead of market trends and can continue to provide our customers with the best solutions available.

We are therefore delighted to introduce four new submersible wastewater pumps that enhance our range for specific duties and applications to satisfy customer demand.

Ranging from 2kW to 22kW in terms of power and performance output, these latest units named the NX3085 SH, NS3102 SH, NX3153 SH and NX3171 SH respectively, deliver highly efficient wastewater pumping.

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Housing development flood prevented thanks to Sykes Pumps

With a Welsh residential area at risk of dozens of homes suffering flooding due to excessive rainfall, a pump hire solution was required immediately to overcome the issue. When the new development was originally built, two attenuation lagoons were put in place to hold stormwater and prevent it from being released into the surrounding environment.

A prolonged period of heavy downpours had caused the two designated basins to exceed capacity, leading to the prospect of many homes being flooded unless something was done quickly.

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Stand-in pump hire replacement keeps MOD pumping station online

Towards the end of summer, Sykes was contacted by a utility contractor working on behalf of a Ministry of Defence site in Lincolnshire. Our client was looking for a temporary solution to be installed as a replacement for units located in a pumping station on site. The customer’s existing pumps required routine maintenance and so had to be decommissioned to enable them to be attended to.

The application necessitated a pump hire solution that could divert water over a hill and match the output of the equipment that was originally in place. For this to be accurately calculated, we sent a local expert to the location so that they could specify the job in person.

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Sykes modernises hire fleet with two submersible drainers

We are pleased to introduce two new class-leading submersible drainer pumps as part of a continual investment in our expansive hire fleet. By routinely assessing the requirements of customers, we are able to constantly upgrade our range to include technologically advanced innovations that ensure we accommodate market trends and offer the latest products available on the market.

This commitment sees the addition of our P2002N and P3002N models, which have been specifically manufactured for demanding water transportation jobs. These robust pumps are constructed from hard-wearing materials to maximise reliability and durability, while retaining excellent portability.

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Introducing the latest edition of Sykes’ popular pump guide

We are pleased to announce that our new pump pocket books are now ready for distribution to customers, providing up-to-date information on our product range and accessories.

With simplicity and convenience in mind, the guide’s layout has been modified and improved to cleanly display the key features and specifications of every unit in our hire fleet.

The book incorporates all recently launched products including the Super Wispaset 80 Eco, the H80 Hydraulic Submersible, the UV301M Electric, the P3002 and P2002 Drainage Submersibles, the GP80 Eco, the Super Wispaset 200 Ecotec, the UVO 150/100 Super Wispaset and Sykes Rapid Response pump. Our updated guide also shows new accessories including the Sykes Silt Away, our robust Interceptor Drip Trays and HD Settlement tanks.

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Overpumping systems bypasses sewer mains on hotel grounds

Before a hotel could reopen for business following a change in ownership, the new management team had to address an outflow of sewage that had been streaming over a footpath on site for the previous few months. Prior to the hotel changing hands, the building was left derelict and the sewage connection to the mains had been disconnected by the local water company.

Understandably, this was an issue that our client wanted addressed with pressing urgency as it was costing them money every day the hotel was unable to open. Plans had been drawn up for a new main to be laid over the coming months but in the meantime, it was essential that an overpumping hire solution could be found.

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Submersible pump hire enables infrastructural upgrades

One of the country’s largest construction companies recently contacted Sykes Pumps in search of equipment that would help them carry out improvement works on a culvert situated beneath a busy motorway. The conduit allows water of a local stream to pass below a major road, but years of neglect necessitated that both the culvert itself and surrounding concrete trash walls were upgraded.

A competitor had originally provided a series of diesel pumps to bypass the culvert, but this solution was unsuccessful – prompting our involvement. Our regional expert visited site and decided to propose an alternative pumping configuration comprising of three PX30 electric submersibles. Far from being just a simple installation, we also had to devise a complicated, enlarged pipework system that included lengths of 8” wire armoured and poly hoses and several 90⁰ bends in order to achieve a practical configuration.

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Long-term pump hire assists Ebbsfleet Garden City scheme

One of the UK’s most high-profile residential and commercial developments is making good progress, with the entire project scheduled to be completed by 2035. Located almost precisely at the point London meets Kent, Ebbsfleet has already undergone a significant transition prior to the planned construction of another 15,000 homes.

The entire development spans hundreds of acres, with an area historically known as the Eastern Quarry currently the subject of focus from leading contractors. This location has already seen considerable changes following the creation and naming of the Whitecliffe village, but the presence of a large lagoon has hampered extensive infrastructural advancements.

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