Aug 04, 2011

Flygt, Godwin Support Recovery Efforts at Wastewater Treatment Plant

Companies come to the New York-based plant’s aid after a fire last week

Companies come to the New York-based plant’s aid after a fire last weekGodwin Pumps, the manufacturer of the Dri-Prime automatic self-priming and dry-running pump, has been mobilizing pipe and crew to aid in the efforts at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in New York City following a fire there last week.
Five pump engines caught fire in the machine room at the treatment plant in Harlem last Wednesday. The 75-ft lift station fire had caused sewage to enter watersheds and attached beaches. The total required capacity of the facility is about 120 mgd in dry-weather conditions.
The two remaining engines that drive the main sewage pumps have been supplemented with six Flygt electric submersible sewage pumps, ranging from 150 horsepower to 240 horsepower, to alleviate the temporary overflow conditions. The Flygt pumps were supplied from Cincinnati and Chicago.
Godwin Pumps is supporting the job with piping and engineering. Temporary piping was shipped to the treatment plant, including more than 2,000 ft of 18-in. pipe and 6,000 ft of 24-in. pipe. Several pipe fusion machines are onsite with technicians operating them around the clock in order to improve the situation as quickly as possible.