Pump manufacturer Rain for Rent, Bakersfield, Calif., has a sharp salesperson.
While discussing the company's Power Prime pump with a national contractor
for cured-in-place pipe installations, the contractor mentioned that his
company had received a contract for a treatment plant handling all waste for
the greater Memphis area – and the plant's aging infrastructure was scheduled
for relining plus a 120 MGD bypass.
The 108" sewer line rehabilitation project was one of the
largest-diameter CIPP installations in the United States. The contractor
already had a quote from another pump company for the turnkey bypass project
but asked Rain for Rent for a quote as well.
High flow and high lifts required a large excavation to stage the pumps, and
the efficiency of the Rain for Rent DV-400 16" Power Prime pumps created
the winning advantage. Using the larger pumps meant fewer pumps and lower fuel
costs for the customer.
Installation included two sets of six pumps, 7,000' of 24" HDPE pipe
complete with fittings and magnetic flow meters. Rain for Rent personnel manned
the project and monitored the flows continuously.