Pump Pod Overhaul
In another trash to treasure story, AMM has finished work on the complete re-certification and overhaul of a 10,000 L Pump Pod for Kestrel Coal Resources for use in their De-Watering System Upgrade.
The pod was completely stripped down and inspected before undergoing a number of structural modification to both be Australian Standard compliant as well as fit for purpose. These modifications included increasing the QDS structural members in size, constructing a new pump sled, installing a new QDS Locking Plate, and installing a new weir within the tank to aid with sediment control.
Beyond the structural modification, this Pump Pod was also fitted with a new diaphragm pumping array rather than a standard electrical unit. Consisting of 6 pumps working in series, each pump in the array is able to fully isolate both its air and water inlets so that the assembly as a whole can remain in operation whilst any individual pump undergoes maintenance. As an additional feature to increase the efficiency of the entire system, the internal storage tank has been fitted with a float which directly controls a pneumatic actuator installed on the air supply line for the pumping array. This allows the array to automatically shut itself off when the water level gets to low within the tank.
To close the project out, the pump pod was freshly blasted and painted and then fitted out with all required fittings, hoses, plaques and signage.