Bedford Pumps has successfully completed the commissioning of two of its fish friendly pumpsets at North Lynn pumping station in Norfolk in the UK.
Built in 1989, the station provides water level management to a catchment of approximately 590 hectares. It had been operating with just one pump which was coming to the end of its service life, but also required additional pumping capacity.
Bedford Pumps manufactured two canister mounted submersible type fish friendly pumps complete with 80 kW motors for the pumping station. One pump and canister was installed as a replacement for the existing equipment, and the other into the extra pump bay which had previously been empty.
Bedford Pumps designed the canisters and discharge pipework to fit the scheme. The scope of supply also included the control panels, VFDs, all pipework including modifications to the existing surge tank access, suction splitters, siphon breaker valves, condition monitoring devices, installation, commissioning, and site verification testing.
The pumps, which each provide a duty of 850 l/s at 5 m head, offer a safe passage to fish and eels.