The operation of pump stations is a multi-task procedure that ensures the station’s performance and the safety of equipment & personnel at a minimum cost. The operation of the pump station, in some mines, has not changed for decades and it becomes less and less affordable. In fact, most mines that have automated their pump stations, did it by applying expensive technology, which provided the necessary functions at high capital cost and with great dependency on high-tech qualified personnel.
The aging of the pumping systems, the declining of skilled personnel and the demographic changes in the country demand a new approach to the method of operating pump stations. Therefore, the automation of the pump station operation will achieve a significant reduction in the running and maintenance costs of the pump station.
Automation of the operation of the pump station, by applying the minimum necessary high-tech equipment, for the purposes of:
Principles of Operation
The Hydrocore™ Pump Discharge Control Valve is a new and innovative application of the Hydrocore™ valve series and combines three basic principles of the Hydrocore™ valve series (known previously as the NGD valve series). The unique features of our valve are: