Ballyrickard Storm Control Panel

Process Description & Equipment Supplied

DPS were contracted by Veolia Water to improve the existing Storm and Liquor return pumping system at Ballyrickard Wastewater Treatment Works. 

Veolia expressed the interest in the early stages of design to move to the Siemens Simicode system and Profibus network back to the master PLC to give them full view of this new panel. 

DPS subcontracted R&R engineering to design, manufacture and FAT test the new control panel, which included 3 no. 15kW Liquor return pumps Duty / Duty / assist and 2No 45kW Storm Pumps Duty / assist.

Veolia Water


Project Value

July 2017


Ensuring Equipment Commissioned to OEM Specification

DPS was responsible for all aspects of the project from site supervision, design and procurement to completing the works. DPS discussed the new solution with Veolia and proceeded into the detailed design stage with R&R engineering. Drawings were produced for review and comment and programme was created along with Veolia ICA teams. 

This project was based around a max of an 8-hour shutdown as the site required full time liquor return pumping, Once the panel was FAT tested it was delivered to site and set down beside the old unit. 

On the day of the shutdown DPS removed all old equipment, installed new panel and were able to get 1 no. of storm pump and 2 no. of liquor return pumps operational for the operate team within the 8h window. Day two allowed for the installation of the remaining pumps, level control and backup probe system. Commissioning and handover followed later in the week.

Process Description & Equipment Supplied

The Versatile Dirty Water Irrigator consists of a progressive cavity pump which draws the “dirty” water from the underground storage tank and pumps it through pipework up to 1km away. 

At the field this is connected to a sprinkler head, in this case mounted on a “sleigh” which can be towed by a quad to avoid flooding one area of the field.

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