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d r ai n T R A D E R


B u r st s r e d u c e d a s g a m e- c h a n gi n g D N S s y st e m a d d r e s s e s ‘l o st’ ai r v al v e s


I


n r e s p o n s e t o w h at i s a s eri o u s i n d u str y- wi d e i s s u e w h er e b y t h e l o c ati o n of h u n dr e d s of


t h o u s a n d s of air v al v e s i s n ot k n o w n, D e si g n e d N et w or k S ol uti o n s ( D N S) h a v e i ntr o d u c e d a n e w Criti c al Air V al v e M o nit ori n g S yst e m.


A c c or di n g t o D N S, t h e ‘ dis a p p e ar a n c e’ of air v al v es m e a ns t h at a cr oss U K n et w or ks, s o m e w at er c o m p a ni es h a v e n o i d e a if t h es e v al v es ar e o p er ati o n al or fit f or p ur p os e – all o wi n g e x p e nsi v e b urst e v e nts a n d hi g h l e v els of l e a k a g e t o c o nti n u e, u n a b at e d.


D esi g n e d N et w or k S ol uti o ns’ ( D N S) Dir e ct or, Cr ai g St a n n ers s ai d: “ F or f ar t o o l o n g, e n gi n e ers h a v e b e e n u n a bl e t o pr o p erl y m ai nt ai n air v al v es or a d dr ess s eri o us iss u es s u c h as c o nt a mi n ati o n, w at er q u alit y, tr a nsi e nt a n d w at er h a m m er; si m pl y b e c a us e t h e y d o n’t h a v e a c c ess t o t h e ri g ht i nf or m ati o n. N o w, wit h a pr o p er Air V al v e M o nit ori n g S yst e m, t h e y c a n c arr y o ut t h eir w or k f ar m or e e ffi ci e ntl y, r e d u ci n g s ur g e a n d tr a nsi e nt e v e nts – first b e c a us e t h e y’ll k n o w w h at’s a ct u all y i n t h e n et w or k – a n d s e c o n dl y, b e c a us e t h e y’ll b e n oti fi e d b y a n al ar m t o a d vis e w h e n a n air v al v e is n ot w or ki n g as it s h o ul d b e”.


T h e n e w D N S Criti c al Air V al v e M o nit ori n g S y st e m c a n l o g ( at l e a st) t w o m ai n p ar a m et er s:


- Pr ess ur e wit hi n t h e m ai n - a n d t h e n al ar ms if t h e pr ess ur e dr o ps t o b el o w 0. 2 B ar b e c a us e at t his p oi nt t h e air v al v e is at ris k of o p e ni n g.


- It als o m o nit ors t h e air v al v e e n vir o n m e nt a n d w h et h er it is o p er ati n g wit hi n at m os p h eri c c o n diti o ns, or if t h e air v al v e is s u b m er g e d a n d t h er ef or e p os es a si g ni fi c a nt c o nt a mi n ati o n ris k.


Cr ai g St a n n ers a d d e d: “ GI S m a p pi n g j ust d o es n’t c ut it a n y m or e, y et s o m e h a v e n o c h oi c e b ut t o us e it – e v e n t h o u g h it c a n b e s o w o ef ull y i n a c c ur at e.


“It is st a g g eri n g t o t hi n k j ust h o w m a n y ‘l ost’ air v al v es t h er e ar e o ut t h er e t h at c o ul d b e s u c ki n g i n all t y p es of r u b bis h – c a usi n g c o nt a mi n ati o n. N o n-f u n cti o n al air v al v es c a us e a c o nst a nt b uil d- u p of air wit hi n pi p eli n es, f or ci n g p u m ps t o m u c h w or k h ar d er t h a n t h e y s h o ul d. T his r es ults i n a r e d u c e d fl o w c a p a cit y a n d i n e ffi ci e nt p u m p o p er ati o n.


“ B ut n o w at l ast f or t h e i n d ustr y, t his n e w Criti c al Air V al v e M o nit ori n g S yst e m is a g a m e c h a n g er”.


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B o b c at a p p oi nt s n e w d e al e r f o r C a m b ri d g e s hi r e, N o rt h a m pt o n s hi r e a n d B e df o r d s hi r e i n t h e U K


B


o b c at h a s a p p oi nt e d P et er b or o u g h- b a s e d R T C Pl a nt S er vi c e s Lt d ( w w w.rt c pl a nt. c o m)


a s t h e n e w A ut h ori s e d B o b c at d e al er f or C a m bri d g e s hir e, N ort h a m pt o n s hir e a n d B e df or d s hir e i n t h e U K. R T C i s n o w r e s p o n si bl e f or s al e s a n d s er vi c e of t h e m ar k et-l e a di n g r a n g e of B o b c at s ki d- st e er, c o m p a ct tr a c k a n d all- w h e el st e er l o a d er s, mi ni- e x c a v at or s, t el e h a n dl er s a n d att a c h m e nt s i n t h e c o n str u cti o n, r e nt al, l a n d s c a pi n g a n d i n d u stri al m ar k et s i n t h e t hr e e c o u nti e s.


T o m C alt o n, M a n a gi n g Dir e ct or of R T C Pl a nt S er vi c es Lt d, s ai d: “ As o n e of t h e r e gi o n's l ar g est i n d e p e n d e nt s al es, p arts a n d s er vi c e d e al ers, w e bri n g a l ot of l o c al k n o wl e d g e, e x p ertis e, e x p eri e n c e a n d e nt h usi as m t o s elli n g a n d


d r ai n T R A D E R | M ay 2 0 2 0 | w w w. dr ai ntr a d erlt d. c o m


s u p p orti n g t h e B o b c at r a n g e i n t h es e ar e as. B ot h I a n d m y f ell o w Dir e ct or, D a v e Ellis, w h o h e a ds u p t h e s al es si d e, b eli e v e t h er e ar e m a n y f a nt asti c o p p ort u niti es t o e x p a n d s al es f or B o b c at i n t his r e gi o n i n c o nstr u cti o n a n d r e nt al m ar k ets as w ell as m a n y ot h er ar e as.”


A N e w U n i v e r s it y a n d G o o d P r o s p e c t s


T h e f a ct t h at R T C h as alr e a d y b e e n a bl e t o c o m pl et e s e v er al s al es of B o b c at mi ni- e x c a v at ors s o s o o n aft er b ei n g a p p oi nt e d b e ars t his o ut - wit h a n u m b er of e xisti n g c ust o m ers s wit c hi n g t o B o b c at fr o m ot h er br a n ds.


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