Hands on ap­proach to fluid tech­nol­ogy

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - WATER -

As the wa­ter in­dus­try con­tin­ues to evolve we are faced with new di­rec­tions and in­no­va­tions to meet the chang­ing mar­ket con­di­tions. To meet these changes head on, Vi­aflow, a New Zealand owned and op­er­ated busi­ness, has been es­tab­lished.

Vi­aflow, once part of The Vik­ing Group, has main­tained a fresh ap­proach to pro­vid­ing prod­ucts, so­lu­tions and ser­vices pri­mar­ily for potable, waste and storm wa­ter ap­pli­ca­tions but also spe­cial­is­ing in the food and drink pro­cess­ing in­dus­try.

“We have an in­no­va­tive hands-on engi­neer­ing ap­proach to pro­vid­ing ef­fi­cient and ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions for the wa­ter in­dus­try. Our ex­per­tise and ad­vice en­sures that the ap­pro­pri­ate fluid tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tion is de­signed and sup­plied to meet the unique re­quire­ments of each spe­cific man­age­ment project,” said Roger Sankey, Vi­aflow’s sales and mar­ket­ing direc­tor.

Vi­aflow is proud to be the ex­clu­sive New Zealand dis­trib­u­tor for four of the world’s lead­ing pump and en­vi­ron­men­tal engi­neer­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers:

Seepex.com – Pro­gres­sive cav­ity pumps, ideal for han­dling ag­gres­sive and abra­sive ma­te­rial with vari­able vis­cosi­ties.

Zoeller – Sub­mersible pump­ing prod­ucts and sys­tems for a di­verse range of com­mer­cial in­dus­trial and mu­nic­i­pal ap­pli­ca­tions.

Sonic So­lu­tions – Chem­i­cal free, ul­tra­sound al­gae con­trol with proven per­for­mance in tanks, lakes, reser­voirs and wastew­a­ter treat­ment plants.

En­vi­ron­men­tal Equip­ment Engi­neer­ing – A full range of aer­a­tors from award win­ning man­u­fac­tures with a rep­u­ta­tion for in­no­va­tion and cost ef­fect, high per­for­mance equip­ment.

The wastew­a­ter treat­ment in­dus­try has de­vel­oped into one of the most im­por­tant ar­eas with com­plex me­chan­i­cal, bi­o­log­i­cal and clean­ing pro­cesses. Seepex pro­gres­sive cav­ity pumps and mac­er­a­tors are used in al­most all pro­cesses, from con­vey­ing sludge, sludge de­wa­ter­ing, de­wa­tered sludge treat­ment and pro­gres­sive cav­ity pumps to con­vey and me­ter chem­i­cal aux­il­iary aids.

Seepex pumps have been ap­plied across a num­ber of dif­fer­ent in­dus­tries where they face the chal­lenge of deal­ing with wastew­a­ter treat­ment. Of paramount im­por­tance is our abil­ity to ef­fec­tively man­age in­dus­trial and hu­man waste so that it does not im­pact on the on­go­ing sus­tain­abil­ity of our en­vi­ron­ment.

“We have worked on num­ber of projects, such as the Man­gere Wastew­a­ter treat­ment plant where a range of Seepex pro­gres­sive cav­ity pumps have been sup­plied and in­stalled on such pro­cesses as thick­ened blended sludge, thick­ened waste ac­ti­vated sludge, di­gester feed sludge, pri­mary sed­i­men­ta­tion tank, grav­ity belt thick­ener and poly­mer dos­ing. They have as­sisted with ef­fi­ciently and ef­fec­tively man­ag­ing the wastew­a­ter,” said Sankey.

“This to­gether, with nu­mer­ous other in­stal­la­tions for cus­tomers such as Sil­ver­fern Farms, EBOP, Fon­terra, Whangarei and Hamil­ton coun­cils, high­lights our

tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise in pro­vid­ing in­no­va­tive en­vi­ron­men­tal engi­neer­ing so­lu­tions, to as­sist with the on­go­ing sus­tain­abil­ity of our en­vi­ron­ment.”

To en­sure that Vi­aflow has a range of in­no­va­tive pump and engi­neer­ing so­lu­tions to meet the de­mands of wastew­a­ter treat­ment and fluid man­age­ment, it has re­cently se­cured the ex­clu­sive agency, in New Zealand and Aus­tralia, for Zoeller pumps and pump­ing sys­tems.

Zoeller, which has been man­u­fac­tur­ing pumps since 1939, of­fer more than 50 dif­fer­ent prod­uct lines that can be ap­plied across a di­verse range of com­mer­cial, in­dus­trial, mu­nic­i­pal and do­mes­tic ap­pli­ca­tions.

“Zoeller has been a ma­jor player in the Amer­i­can fluid man­age­ment in­dus­try lead­ing the way in the de­sign and in­stal­la­tion of sub­mersible cen­trifu­gal pumps. This ex­per­tise and ex­pe­ri­ence is now avail­able in New Zealand, en­abling en­gi­neers to ben­e­fit from proven de­signs and es­tab­lished in­stal­la­tions,” said Sankey.

“We have an in­no­va­tive hands-on engi­neer­ing ap­proach to pro­vid­ing ef­fi­cient and ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions for the wa­ter in­dus­try.”

Keep­ing up with fluid tech­nol­ogy Vi­aflow has taken on the ex­clu­sive agency for Sonic So­lu­tions, which of­fers a chem­i­cal free way of treat­ing Al­gae in stand­ing wa­ter. The sys­tem uses ul­tra­sonic waves that dis­rupt the DNA of the al­gae ren­der­ing it ster­ile, while harm­less to plant and ma­rine life. Ap­pli­ca­tions range from ponds, lakes and golf cour­ses.

Vi­aflow also rep­re­sents En­vi­ron­men­tal Engi­neer­ing Equip­ment, which been man­u­fac­tur­ing and sup­ply­ing sur­face aer­a­tors and mix­ers for 25 years. Their con­stant at­ten­tion to R&D has pro­duced aer­a­tors with pump­ing flow rates 30 per­cent higher than the flow rates pub­lished by other aer­a­tor man­u­fac­tur­ers.

In one re­cent com­par­i­son, a 20hp EEE aer­a­tor de­liv­ered 15,365 gal­lons per minute while a com­peti­tor’s 20hp unit pumped a mere 8,321. This is proof that EEE units are highly ef­fi­cient and that means ul­ti­mate sav­ings in op­er­a­tional costs.

Roger Sankey, who has 25 years ex­pe­ri­ence in the fluid tech­nol­ogy in­dus­try, says: “I have been for­tu­nate enough to work on nu­mer­ous projects with se­nior con­sul­tant en­gi­neers through­out New Zealand and Aus­tralia.

“We are al­ways look­ing for op­por­tu­ni­ties to work with re-sell­ers and agents to ac­tively pro­mote our ex­clu­sive prod­ucts and so­lu­tions in New Zealand. If you would like to dis­cuss the op­por­tu­ni­ties please con­tact me at roger.sankey@vi­aflow.co.nz.”

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