Pumps rental unit cleans up KZN within the wake of a catastrophe

In the wake of the flooding and landslides that happened in KwaZulu-Natal in April and May 2022, 448 individuals had been left lifeless and greater than 40 000 displaced, with harm to roads, colleges, water infrastructure and companies.
On 18 April, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster. As repairs obtained underway, one of the first points many flooded companies faced was to do away with the water and particles of their factories or warehouse premises. The Werner Pumps rental unit, a mix jetting and vacuum truck, was put to good use to help with the clean-up operations.
“We rented our unit to 2 corporations for a quantity of weeks at a time to help them in servicing their clients’ in Durban and the encircling areas after the horrific flooding,” says Sebastian Werner, Managing Director at Werner Pumps. “It’s the first time that the unit has been used for catastrophe recovery efforts after flooding. It was good to have the power to assist in some way by sending the mixture truck from our head offices in Springs all the means down to our KwaZulu-Natal purchasers to help. It should have done an excellent job as a outcome of one of the companies has now ordered one from us to help with their ongoing pollution management and industrial clean-up operations.”
The rental unit is a mixture truck that offers state-of-the-art hydraulically operated jetting and vacuum performance. It’s available through Werner Water Recycling, the rental division (founded in 2013) of Werner Pumps, the main manufacturer of high-pressure jetting equipment in South Africa.
Known because the Impi Unit, it offers a tilting 12.500 litre, 304 chrome steel tank, with a hydraulically-driven high-pressure pump capability of 295L/Min at 135bar, and a vacuum pump with 1700 m3/hr suction capability. The high-pressure pump is fitted with a pneumatically operated regulating valve, making infinite strain adjustment possible, thus rising the protection of the operator throughout use.
“It’s Behind the scenes for everything from sewer and stormwater cleansing and upkeep, to sludge and slurry elimination, separator cleaning, contaminated liquid recovery, recovering solids, and cleaning surfaces,” says Werner. “In Snap of a disaster, it may be used to clean up standing water or to wash smoke-damaged services. We’ve discovered there’s demand for the unit from municipalities and contractors to bridge a spot when they’re waiting on a unit, or for price range to become out there, and for people who need it for a specific time-bound application.”
Ultimately, Werner says, the company want to build up its rental fleet to service the rising demand. “When something occurs and somebody urgently needs a truck, as was the case with the flooding, we would like to have the power to send them one immediately,” he says. “Our purpose has at all times to be a one-stop shop, and to ensure our customers are in a position maintain working always, so we’re finding methods to help them do this.”
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