Floor Mounted Pumps for Nightingale, emergency hospital

Aldermaston based Pump Technology Ltd. has just supplied a delivery of floor mounted pump systems to the latest Nightingale Hospital for Covid-19 patients in the Birmingham NEC.

Opening on Easter Day, initially with five hundred beds the capacity will be increased in another 12 days when it will be capable of servicing one thousand five hundred beds, or more if required.

To achieve the rapid conversion of the NEC into the country’s second largest Nightingale Hospital in unprecedented time, large teams of medical staff and specialist building services contractors have been working tirelessly 24/7.

Pump Technology Ltd, is proud to have had the opportunity to work with public health consultant and the building services contractor on the specification and supply of wastewater pumps and sewage lifting stations for the numerous wards throughout the hospital.

The Consultants designed the falls and discharge pipe runs. From these, Pump Technology Ltd was able to select the correctly sized EffluMaxi units from its extensive pump and lifting station stock, one of the largest of its kind in the UK. Waste and slops from wards drain into these locally sited floor mounted lifting stations and are then pumped directly to collection points.

Obviously, because of the amazingly short build time, delivery from stock was an essential element for this project.

In conjunction with Jung Pumpen Gmbh, we have donated a number of lifting stations free of charge.

The EffluMaxi was selected because it is a proven robust wastewater and sewage lifting station, its tough pedigree has been established over many years throughout the UK in public and commercial businesses. Obviously, in the busy and intensive Covid-19 patient environment, reliability is critical and essential.
The units consist of floor mounted lifting stations featuring a common tank with two vortex free flow pumps operated from an integral float for stop/start and duty standby. The simple control panel shows the status of the lifting station. If a pump becomes clogged, the controller will automatically select the standby pump and an alarm will warn maintenance teams that an inspection is required.

MD Jonathan Barker comments

“The Pump Technology Ltd, team are still working and are pleased to support important projects such as the Nightingale Hospitals, as well as maintenance companies throughout the UK, during this crisis, helping to keep essential services operating”.