The SlurryPro Sliding Pump Base - For Safer, Easier & Quicker Pump Maintenance
Name: CEMEX Angerstein Wharf
Address: Horn Link Way, London SE10 0GY
Tel: 020 7471 4111
Date: Summer 2017
Slurry pumps are mostly large in size and notoriously difficult when it comes to undertaking maintenance and repair. It is a task that usually requires more than one person, the use of lifting aids and one that poses the danger of possible injury to those undertaking the operation.
The SlurryPro Sliding Base allows a site to undertake safer and easier inspection and maintenance of a centrifugal slurry pump.
An ideal solution for where space is limited, the base greatly reduces the need for much manual handling thus reducing health and safety concerns. Additionally the SlurryPro Sliding Base helps reduce site downtime and increase the amount of saleable output produced by a site.
One site that has benefitted from the installation of a SlurryPro Sliding Base is Angerstein Wharf near London, which is operated by the CEMEX company.
Although Angerstein Wharf has an impressive safety record, the site installed the base to reduce the risk of accidents on site. As the site strives for zero harm policy, the base reduces the amount of manual handling for CEMEX employees thus reducing the risk of accidents and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), which impact on so many people's lives both in and outside of work.
MSDs are the most commonly reported cause of occupational ill health in the UK. A third of all work related sickness/absence reported to the HSE is due to MSDs – with over ½ million workers reported to have suffered during 2016/17
Angerstein have been using a SlurryPro Sliding Base in conjunction with their Warman 6x4 slurry pump since mid-2017 and the addition of the base has been a revelation.
In the case of CEMEX Angerstein Wharf, the mains water pump used to take one day to strip, replace and rebuild. The process contained high risk manual handling of the heavy pump casing and a full day’s downtime.
Using the SlurryPro Sliding Base instead of a fixed base has eliminated high risk manual handling and reduced downtime by 50%. This reduction in downtime is due to only having to unbolt the four casing bolts to slide the wet end and motor apart to expose wear parts.
The suction pipe doesn’t need to be removed and replaced and the pump casings stay connected to the frame eliminating high risk manual handling and therefore reducing the risk of hand injuries.
A lot of health and safety products mean more expense for a site, however the SlurryPro Sliding Base is a health and safety feature that also optimises production, with considerable savings. By reducing the downtime by half, the plant can produce nearly £30,000 more of saleable material.
To discuss the SlurryPro Sliding Base and installation at your site, contact Atlantic Pumps on 0800 118 2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.