How do I address the problem of fat build-up on a pumping station other than by pressure washing?
One way is to use naturally absorbent products or chemical-based soil cleaning products.
The presence of fat and the risk of slipping is particularly high in certain types of work.
- butchers (especially in deboning station where the floor is covered in fat)
- garages (vehicle oil where mechanics work)
Product examples: DINOSORB, SIDABSORB from SID
Others you might try: clay soil and sodium bicarbonate.
Warning: an absorbent is coded according to the waste product it is used on. You must eliminate it according to current guidelines for that product.
If you are able to control your drawdown range, you can alternate water levels in the station and thereby prevent fat from always being deposited in the same places.
E.g,: set two drawdown levels, one at 2 m and one at 2.15, and the pumps will run a cycle on each. .
If you don’t have an analog measuring device in place, you could use a piezometric sensor.
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