Off-site manufacture of sludge dewatering systems reduces costs for Water companies

13 March 2016

The advent of off site manufacture by centrifuge supplier MSE Hiller has paid dividends on several water company projects by reducing the overall risk and cost profile on several sludge thickening & dewatering installations.

By manufacturing, installing and testing as many of the individual system components as possible off-site prior to delivery on to a site leads to cost and time savings as well as :-

Examples of recently completed installations of this type include Scottish Water Cupar, Dalderse Falkirk STW; United Utilities Huntington WTW and Northumbrian Water’s Tudhoe Mill STW.

MSE Hiller have over 3,000 sq m of workshop facilities at Markham Vale in Derbyshire and are able to pre assemble and run test complete dewatering  installations in an enclosed environment of the factory here in the UK prior to delivery.

Complete installations including centrifuge, control panels, conveyors, macerator, polymer make up systems, pipework, flowmeters, acoustic covers  etc are all included within the scope.

Savings of up to 50% have been noted from our customers for the same high performance installation outputs.

Example a recent Scottish Water installation was built in 14 weeks and was commissioned in 5 days providing sludge dewatering at 50 m3/hr from a conventionally digested feed stock at 3% dry solids producing a dewatered cake at 26 - 28% ds and a centrate quality of < 1,500 mg/l Suspended Solids.