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

In the wake of the flooding and landslides that occurred in KwaZulu-Natal in April and May 2022, 448 people were left dead and greater than forty 000 displaced, with damage to roads, colleges, water infrastructure and companies.
On 18 April, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of catastrophe. As repairs obtained underway, one of the first points many flooded businesses confronted was to do away with the water and particles in their factories or warehouse premises. The Werner Pumps rental unit, a combination jetting and vacuum truck, was put to good use to help with the clean-up operations.
“We rented our unit to two companies for a number of weeks at a time to help them in servicing their clients’ in Durban and the surrounding 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 disaster restoration efforts after flooding. It was good to have the ability to help in some way by sending the mixture truck from our head workplaces in Springs down to our KwaZulu-Natal shoppers to help. It must have accomplished a great job as a outcome of one of the corporations has now ordered one from us to assist with their ongoing pollution control 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 out there by way of Werner Water Recycling, the rental division (founded in 2013) of Werner Pumps, the main producer of high-pressure jetting equipment in South Africa.
Known as the Impi Unit, it presents a tilting 12.500 litre, 304 chrome steel tank, with a hydraulically-driven high-pressure pump capacity 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 stress adjustment potential, thus increasing the protection of the operator throughout use.
“It’s เกจแรงดันน้ำ for everything from sewer and stormwater cleaning and upkeep, to sludge and slurry removal, separator cleaning, contaminated liquid recovery, recovering solids, and cleansing surfaces,” says Werner. “In the wake of a catastrophe, it can be used to clean up standing water or to clean smoke-damaged services. We’ve found there’s demand for the unit from municipalities and contractors to bridge a niche when they’re ready on a unit, or for budget to turn into available, and for people who need it for a selected time-bound software.”
Ultimately, Werner says, the company want to build up its rental fleet to service the growing demand. “When one thing occurs and someone urgently needs a truck, as was the case with the flooding, we wish to find a way to send them one instantly,” he says. “Our aim has at all times to be a one-stop shop, and to make sure our customers are able keep working always, so we’re discovering methods to assist them try this.”
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