The first order has been received from Thames Water’s Maple Lodge wastewater treatment works (WwTW) for SEEPEX’s patented SCT AutoAdjust pump technology combined with the company’s digital solutions incorporating Pump Technology 4.0. Maple Lodge WwTW will be a showcase, setting new standards for future projects within Thames Water and the water industry.
Following SEEPEX’s successful delivery of a project at Thames Water’s Mogden Lane WwTW for a sludge thickening process upgrade, incorporating digital solutions and the latest ease of maintenance technology for open hopper pumps, Thames Water approached the company with a new project with similar synergies at its Maple Lodge WwTW plant.
During a consultation, the SEEPEX team carried out a full technical review with the key stakeholders to understand the challenges and objectives of the operation of the drum thickening process and associated pumps. A comprehensive, commercial and technical proposal was produced, including state-of-the-art progressive cavity pumps in combination with digital technology.
The scope of supply includes the delivery and installation of SCT AutoAdjust drum thickener feed, discharge and back mixing progressive cavity pumps together with SEEPEX’s digital solutions – Pump Monitor, Connected Services and controls.
SCT AutoAdjust technology, together with monitoring and cloud services, enables remote adjustment to restore pump efficiency and, with advanced analytics, the implementation of predictive and forward planned maintenance as well as process optimisation.