If you’re in the tunnel boring business, is there any worse feeling than hitting an unexpected underground water pocket? You don’t know how big of a pocket it is or what the inflow of water may be. Luckily, with today’s technology you’re able to analyze and probe into the area you’ll be drilling. You usually have a pretty good idea of what you’re going to run into. You’re able to plan in advance. That means you’re better prepared to select the right submersible pump you’ll need for the tunnel boring dewatering job. This post will help you understand what you need to consider to ensure you’ve got the pump to keep your project running even.Types of Tunneling
There are several types of tunneling, and each may require a different type of pump.
On a construction site, dewatering is just a nature of the business. Water collects due to rain or a high-water table. Some forms of machinery also need support from water. But project managers have higher priorities than checking on the dewatering pumps. They want to install it and forget about it. While you’ll likely never be able to completely ignore the pump, there are ways to lessen the attention it needs. The best solution is to use a floatless pump control system. Keep reading to learn what floatless controls are and why they’re better than other options.Options to Reduce Pump Monitoring
There are different options to reduce the amount of time you spend monitoring your pump(s). We’ve had many customers ask us for a pump that runs dry.
In most submersible pump applications, bad things happen when a pump fails. What may start with standing in a growing puddle of water, sewage, chemicals or other industrial waste leads to a domino effect on the entire production. This can lead to unscheduled downtime for an indeterminate amount of time or even an environmental fine for waste discharge. As a result, your first instinct is to call your pump supplier for the fastest replacement pump they can get you. This is the time when a submersible pump solutions partner makes all the difference. Here’s why.Getting the Right Pump Fast
A submersible pump solutions partner understands that short lead times aren’t enough. You need the right pump fast. To that end, a quick phone conversation can make a huge difference.