Our automatic self-priming GP pumps can handle clean water, sludge and slurry, offering flexible solutions in a multitude of scenarios
Sykes Pumps has more expertise in providing pump hire services than any other supplier. Our diverse range of pumps are used across many industries for ground dewatering, over-pumping and fluid movement applications. Our clients choose our 24/7/365 services for everything from a one-off pump hire to the design, installation and on-site management of complex schemes.
The need to hire pumps can be driven by many factors but the key elements of the decision making process often involves balancing the convenience of hire against the capital cost of purchase and ownership. A good example of this is the water and wastewater sector which has many installed pumps and systems which require regular maintenance and which also, despite the maintenance regime, sometimes fail putting the process at risk.
In these circumstances, intervention in the form of additional – or replacement – pumping is needed.
Obviously most businesses would prefer to keep contingency plans in-house and would probably see hire as an unnecessary cost but in most circumstances hire is actually cheaper than the cost of ownership.
Pumps are not a throwaway commodity and the initial purchase price reflects that. The level of expertise required to service and maintain pumps is not always readily available in organisations and, if it is, that expertise is normally gainfully employed in a full-time role anyway! When the capital costs are added to wages, service vehicles, specialist tools as well as storage and distribution costs it quickly becomes more cost effective to hire pumps from a supplier who already has that expertise and is based in multiple convenient locations.
If a company does decide to hold a standby fleet there is also the risk that the closest pump available will be used in an emergency as opposed to the right pump for the job. This can increase fuel costs or put the process at risk.