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Ruth Price, who joined Fulton in 2012 as North of England and North Wales area sales manager, has also been promoted and, in her new role as senior sales engi- neer, will work closely with new and existing customers across the UK to advise on optimum boiler and steam sys- tems specifications for their p roject.


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Up to 1,200 tonnes of aggregate per day can now be consistently extracted by avoiding pump failures fol- lowing the conversion of a fixed speed motor to vari- able speed control.


Aggregate production at Hills Quarry Products’ Cerney Wick site in Gloucestershire demands a high volume of water which returns to a sump for pumping to a settling bed. Float level switches in the sump acti- vate a fixed speed pump. However, the fixed speed could be too high for demand, leading to the sump


running dry and the pump failing. In addition, because the motor only runs at one speed, the stress on the pump set could lead to broken transmission belts, motor overcurrent or blocked pumps, leading to costly failures, typically every two weeks.


“The pump could be out of action for a few hours to a full day, depending on if it was a simple belt change or if the pump needed to be raised from the sump,” says Olly Thompson, Quarry Manager. “We extract between 1,000 and 1,200 tonnes of aggregate every day at Cerney Wick, so any downtime is extremely costly in terms of lost production and related expenses.”


Following recommendations from ABB Value Provider, APDS, a 55 kilowatt (kW) variable speed drive (VSD) and level control device were installed to automatically adjust the pump motor’s speed according to demand. A pressure transducer, installed in the sump, monitors water pressure. The VSD then calculates the water level that corresponds to this measured pressure, adjusting pump speed to avoid overflows or the sump running dry.


As well as avoiding failures and the costs of repairing equipment, electricity usage was reduced by around 50 percent, achieving further savings.


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