Drax Power Station

Xylem Water Solutions rental business recently created a bespoke pumping solution for the UK’s largest Power Station, Drax in Selby, which facilitated maintenance and cleaning of important sluice valves. The Flygt Rental team ensured round the clock service was maintained while the work was carried out.
Before work on the sluice valves within the station’s return pit could begin, they needed to be by-passed, dredged and kept dry. Flygt carried out an extensive assessment on site before installing a specially designed solution. This utilised four 150GP Deci-Pac Diesel Pumps, with each providing a flow of 300 cubic metres per hour.

Flygt Rental’s prime assisted Diesel pumps are some of the newest available in the rental market and are all of the super-silent type (averaging just 63 dBa @ 7 Metres). With optimum performance and environmental issues in mind, the 150GP Deci-Pac pumps were a perfect solution for the power station’s requirements.

Chris Graham, Xylem Water Solutions General Manager – Rental, comments: “Drax Power Station is renowned as one of the cleanest and most efficient coal fired power stations in the UK and to be asked to work with such a business is of great significance to the team here. It is also a testament to the quality of the work Flygt Rental provides.”

The installation was carried out by the Flygt Rental team in conjunction with the operational staff at Drax Power Station, ensuring that the most cost effective and efficient solution was achieved for the work required and demonstrating Flygt’s commitment to both the customer and project.

Michael Browne, Drax Power Station’s Mechanical Co-ordinator adds: “The Diesel Pumps used are clean, efficient and quiet, which were all pre-requisites of the scheme we needed to install. They were also liked by all our operational staff, and assistance from the Rental team was readily available whenever we needed it. Flygt Rental also supplied a service engineer for the entire time the rental pumps were on site.”

Chris Graham concludes: “The Deci-Pacs are ideal for water transfer and general dewatering duties. All the pumps feature fully automatic self priming facilities, providing continuous prime and rapid re-prime capabilities.”

As the primary supplier of emergency, temporary or semi-permanent pumping of non-clean water and effluent, Flygt Rental principally serves the municipal, construction, quarrying and mining industries. Specialising in the rental of submersible pumps, mixers, aerators and prime assisted diesel pumps from Flygt’s own range, the service includes the design, installation and commissioning of basic packages right up to full turnkey packages.