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Automated Weedscreen Cleaner at Islington

Aquatic Control Engineering Ltd (ACE) supplied the weedscreen cleaner at Islington’s Pumping Station. The new pumping station will protect 1,500 homes and 500 businesses from flooding. The station will pump water from a land drain which runs from Marshland St James, into the tidal Ouse at Eau Brink. It collects water from a network of smaller dykes and channels which fan out across the fields.

The water which passes into the pumps requires screening to prevent debris from blocking or damaging the pumps within the pumping station. The debris which collects on the screen must be removed to prevent the screen from binding (becoming so blocked water can no longer efficiently pass). ACE supplies a range of automated screen cleaners for the purpose of removing debris and keeping the screen clear.

The automated screen cleaner at Islington is a large heavy-duty machine capable of lifting a one tonne payload with a 2-metre-wide grab width. The larger grab width and the additional payload are suited to the pump capacity, flow rates, velocities, expected debris types and screening areas that you see at Islington pumping station. The weedscreen cleaner was integrated into the building to keep the construction looking very sleek.

ACE could assist with achieving this because we didn’t require any columns or vertical posts for mounting. The monorail for the grab was attached to and supported by the roof structure of the building. It was designed with the assistance of BIM modelling which enabled our engineers to draw the gantry straight into the roof structure. This has meant the solution looks very aesthetically pleasing.

Automated weedscreen cleaners are often used at pumping stations because they are at the end of the line for the drain or river. Weed, debris and any other objects that might have been thrown in or fall in the water course ultimately end up at or against the screen of a pumping station. Debris in these locations reduces the efficiency of the pumping station at best and through blinding the screen can render the pumping station inoperable at worst.

Automated weedscreen cleaners usually work using water level differentials across the screen. Therefore, if a level difference on either side of the screen is picked up the machine automatically starts. The weedscreen cleaner will then proceed to remove all the debris, weeds and whatever else has built up against the screen keeping it clear to allow water to flow through into the pumps and out towards the sea.

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