SINGER VALVE PREVENTS SURGES AT SEWAGE LIFT STATION
When choosing the best spot for the Casa Loma lift station near Kelowna, B.C., the Regional District of Central Okanagan chose a scenic location next to Lake Okanagan. As the sole pump station in that area, it pumps raw sewage 210 feet (64 m) higher than the sanitary sewer trunk. But, with such high pressure and two large pumps, the pump station required extra protection in the event of either power or pump failures.
“We wanted surge protection,” says Jim Kentel, civil manager at Stantec Engineering in Kelowna, B.C. “That’s where Singer Valve came in.”
“The Singer Dynamic Lifter enables the pump station to pump raw sewage with high head applications,” says Kentel. “We wanted to provide the operators with a reliable and low maintenance solution.”
Although the valve is available as spring-and-oil operated, the Casa Loma Lift Station has the air-operated version so it can handle the high pressure quickly and efficiently. The Dynamic Lifter can handle large solids and it can be serviced easily by applying external pressure (such as a hand pump) to the test connection, opening the valve for routine maintenance.
“THE BEAUTY OF THE DYNAMIC LIFTER IS THAT IT WORKS AND, BECAUSE MAINTENANCE CAN BE DONE IN-LINE, THE VALVE IS EASY TO CHECK.”
- Brian Blann, President, Singer Valve Inc.