An robotically adjustable, transportable chemical dosing system, developed to be used in pipe commissioning, has secured sole distribution with pipeline tools specialist AHS Pipeline Innovation, which is predicated in Leeds.
The AD-150 from manufacturing firm Aquadose is primarily used within the chlorination and de-chlorination of pipelines. It’s thought to be an clever dosing system resulting from its computerized flow-proportional dosing management and course of validation.
In contrast to conventional dosing programs, the unit robotically adjusts the quantity of chemical resolution added to the water throughout commissioning, in step with modifications in movement. South Wales primarily based Aquadose is working in collaboration with AHS to make sure a fleet of 40 AD1-150 skids can be found for rent by water utilities within the UK and Eire from September 2023.
Contractors and water utilities have to deploy transportable chemical dosing programs to inject sodium hypochlorite, sodium thiosulphate or sodium bisulphate options through the pipe commissioning course of. This contains the exact inspection, checking, cleansing, flushing, verification, stress and leak testing, and efficiency analysis that have to be undertaken to deliver a brand new infrastructure on-line.
The AD1-150 makes the method a lot simpler for the operator because the water movement doesn’t have to be monitored for consistency. The system can deal with a variety of water movement charges from 5 to 300l/minute, making it appropriate with most pipelines, together with trunk mains. With Aquadose’s plug-and-play flowline adapters, the AD1-150 can be utilized to deal with movement charges as much as a formidable 370l/second or 32,000 m3/day.
What’s in it?
The AD1-150 dosing system weighs lower than 20kg and is housed in a single transportable unit, which makes transportation and set-up easy. It’s battery-powered, and one cost can last as long as 14 hours, making it sensible on websites the place an influence provide shouldn’t be simply accessible.
The system can calculate the required amount of chemical compounds wanted as soon as the pipe dimensions have been inputted into the touchscreen management panel, additional decreasing preparation work.
The management panel is designed to be user-friendly, to make sure setup and administration of the dosing regime is easy, with simply adjustable parameters monitored by way of a touchscreen.
The AD1-150 system data and securely uploads all knowledge to PIPE, AHS’s cloud-hosted buyer dashboard, permitting operators to simply monitor and analyse chlorination exercise, with higher transparency and pipeline commissioning compliance alongside stress testing knowledge. For distant working, the system additionally comes with a cellular app that permits the chlorination and de-chlorination course of to be monitored from anyplace on any system.
The group mentioned: “AHS Pipeline Innovation is pushed by enhancing the protection, effectivity, and compliance of all pipeline commissioning actions, mirrored within the extension of its providers from stress testing to incorporate chlorination, by means of its partnership with Aquadose.”
Dave Watkins, managing director of Aquadose mentioned, “Since 2018, Aquadose has collaborated carefully with AHS to satisfy consumer wants on high-profile mains commissioning initiatives. This collaboration has achieved modern options and breakthrough progress past what was thought-about doable in our trade.”
“The group sit up for future collaborations and mixing experience to unravel new challenges as purchasers’ wants develop.”
Tony Kitchen, technical director at AHS mentioned, “The AD1-150 is a superb chlorination system and the group at AHS is worked up provide it for rent in collaboration with our companions at Aquadose. The 2 firms’ highly effective synergy, constructed on mutual belief and shared technical experience, has allowed AHS to turn out to be concerned in some cutting-edge initiatives, bringing thrilling new improvements to the trade.”
As with all AHS fleet employed merchandise, distant and onsite help will likely be accessible on request as a part of the partnership.