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

In the wake of the flooding and landslides that happened in KwaZulu-Natal in April and May 2022, 448 folks have been left useless and more than forty 000 displaced, with harm to roads, faculties, water infrastructure and businesses.
On 18 April, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of catastrophe. As repairs received underway, one of many first issues many flooded businesses faced was to do away with the water and particles in their factories or warehouse premises. The Werner Pumps rental unit, a mixture jetting and vacuum truck, was put to good use to assist with the clean-up operations.
“We rented our unit to 2 corporations for several weeks at a time to assist them in servicing their clients’ in Durban and the encircling areas after the horrific flooding,” says Sebastian Werner, Managing Director at Werner Pumps. “It’s Free that the unit has been used for catastrophe recovery efforts after flooding. It was good to be able to assist indirectly by sending the mix truck from our head offices in Springs all the means down to our KwaZulu-Natal purchasers to help. It should have accomplished an excellent job because one of many companies has now ordered one from us to help with their ongoing air pollution management and industrial clean-up operations.”
The rental unit is a mix truck that offers state-of-the-art hydraulically operated jetting and vacuum functionality. It’s available by way of Werner Water Recycling, the rental division (founded in 2013) of Werner Pumps, the main manufacturer of high-pressure jetting gear in South Africa.
Known as the Impi Unit, it offers 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 attainable, thus growing the safety of the operator throughout use.
“It’s perfect for everything from sewer and stormwater cleansing and upkeep, to sludge and slurry elimination, separator cleaning, contaminated liquid restoration, recovering solids, and cleansing surfaces,” says Werner. “In the wake of a catastrophe, it can be used to wash up standing water or to scrub smoke-damaged amenities. We’ve found there’s demand for the unit from municipalities and contractors to bridge a spot when they’re waiting on a unit, or for finances to turn out to be out there, and for individuals who want it for a selected time-bound utility.”
Ultimately, Werner says, the corporate want to build up its rental fleet to service the growing demand. “When something occurs and somebody urgently needs a truck, as was the case with the flooding, we want to find a way to ship them one immediately,” he says. “Our aim has always to be a one-stop store, and to make sure our clients are able hold operating at all times, so we’re discovering methods to assist them do this.”
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