So, you’re in need of a packaged pumping station? But do you know which system is right for you? With so many models and specifications to choose from, it can be a difficult decision to make.
This is where JT Pumps can help. As one of the most renowned and trusted suppliers in the UK, we demonstrate a wealth of knowledge in this area – and can offer useful tips to help you select the right sewage pump system for the job.
What should I consider when buying a packaged pumping station?
1. Its intended application
It may seem like an obvious point, but the first thing you must consider when buying a packaged pumping station is its intended application. All sewage pump systems are designed with a particular use in mind – whether that be domestic or commercial – and it’s important to ensure the model you have chosen is suitable for your specific needs.
For example, whilst a single pump system is an ideal choice for an extension or cellar conversion (in a 1-2 bedroom house), it wouldn’t be powerful enough for a large house or apartment block. In such cases, a dual pump would be needed instead. Commercial sites – such as housing estates and public buildings – also usually require a dual pump system to cope with the level of sewage produced.
2. The volume of liquid to be removed
It’s important to consider how much liquid your new packaged pump system will need to move. This will vary depending on the size of the property and the number of people using the facilities. Some packaged sewage pumping stations come with a set tank capacity, whereas others have a variety of volumes to choose from. Be sure to think carefully and select the size that meets your needs.
3. The viscosity of the waste
Nine times out of ten, if a blockage occurs in a sewage pumping station, it is because the wrong station was chosen for the application. This is why it’s imperative to consider the viscosity of your waste when selecting a new model. Some systems can handle 50mm solids, others can tackle 80mm solids (or more). Identifying the right one for you can help to avoid blockages in the future.
4. Its position in relation to the main sewer
All packaged pump systems are designed to move sewage from one location to another, against the force of gravity. However, the exact size of the system required depends on its intended location – and the distance and direction that waste will need to travel to reach the main sewer line.
For example, a sewage pump that moves waste horizontally – from one room to another – will not need to be as powerful as one that moves waste uphill, from the basement of the property to the ground floor. This ‘power’ is sometimes referred to as lift. It varies from system to system and it is another important factor to take into consideration when choosing your packaged pumping station.
5. Inlet depth
Some packaged pump stations have a standardised inlet depth. Others can be drilled onsite (with a diameter of 110mm or 160mm), in a location that suits your requirements. This is something that people often forget to take into consideration. But, before deciding on a model, it’s important to check exactly what options are available and whether they are appropriate for your needs.
Contact JT Pumps for expert advice and guidance
Choosing a suitable packaged sewage pumping station isn’t easy. It’s a specialist area and, if you’re still unsure about which model is right for you, it may be worth contacting a specialist – such as JT Pumps. We have significant experience in the pumping solutions industry and, by asking a few questions about the factors above, we can help identify the perfect packaged sewage pump system for you.