Press Releases

CASE STUDY PRESS RELEASE
January 2017

MIXING MAXIMISES BIOGAS PRODUCTION FROM CHEESE RESIDUES
Maximising the benefits of renewable energy continues to be the focus for an increasingly diverse range of companies who have invested in the anaerobic digestion (AD) process and a new bio-energy plant at First Milk’s Aspatria creamery in the Lake District is a good example. The creamery in rural Cumbria produces award winning cheddar cheese under the Lake District brand and is Europe’s first dairy processing site to feed bio-methane (up-graded biogas) generated entirely from cheese process residues, to the gas grid.
More here...


PROBLEM SOLVER - CASE STUDY PR
November 2016

‘SUPER’ CHOPPER PUMPS SOLVE SOLIDS PUMPING BLOCKAGES
The Problem
Sewer blockages have been in the news recently and given the scale of the problem, it’s hardly surprising. Of the 366,000 sewer blockages occurring in the UK around 80% are caused by the presence of non-flushable items, of which the biggest offender is wet-wipes. The man hours and costs associated with manually lifting pumps and clearing the blockages are eye-watering with one region alone, North West Water, estimating the costs at around £10m per year. As a result of the aggressive marketing of wet wipes around 3 million homes in the UK now use these products and the figure is growing.
More here...


NEWS RELEASE
August 2016

HIGH-SPEC CHOPPER PUMPS MEET THE CHALLENGE OF HANDLING CONCENTRATED LABORATORY WASTE
Solids pumping specialists P&M Pumps have recently secured another significant order for 12 VAUGHAN Vertical Pedestal pumps destined for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies, at their Biomedical Campus site in Cambridge. These twelve pumps will be vertical pedestal, high-specification Vaughan STPE3P6 models in all 316 stainless steel and CD4 (Duplex Stainless Steel) construction, driven by 7.5Kw motors. This is another example of the effective pumping solutions that P&M Pumps are providing for a wide range of ‘challenging’ process applications in the UK.
More here...


NEWS RELEASE - ADBA SHOW
April 2016

ADVANTAGE SYSTEM MIX - AT THE ADBA SHOW
Once again SYSTEM MIX in conjunction with P&M Pumps, who market the Rotamix System incorporating the Vaughan Chopper Pump, will be exhibiting at the ADBA Show on stand C207. On stand attractions include a full size working pump which effectively demonstrates how Vaughan chopper pumps operate compared to other less effective ‘chopper pumps’.
More here...


PRODUCT APPLICATION CASE STUDY PR
April 2016

CHOPPER PUMPS MEET THE CHALLENGE OF CORROSIVES
The variety of waste handling applications which present specific challenges to pumps and pumping systems are many and varied although the aims and objectives (however tough the challenges) are usually the same; safe and reliable pumping 24/7 with minimal maintenance. Aggressive fluids, such as corrosives occur in many applications and a good example of where these have been pumped safely and efficiently with impressive reliability over many years is at a APHA (Animal & Plant Health Agency) research laboratory facility in Surrey, now sponsored by DEFRA.
More here...


PRODUCT APPLICATION PRESS RELEASE
June 2015

MAXIMISING THE AD PROCESS IS ALL ABOUT THE MIXbr /> The drive for maximising efficiency, producing high yields and generating the best returns from the AD (Anaerobic Digestion) process is very much the focus for those who have invested in these renewable energy plants and is often a source of comment and opinion. However, it is widely acknowledged that regardless how many various technologies are used within an AD process, a thorough and efficient tank mixing system is absolutely fundamental to the success of its operation and output.
More here...


CASE STUDY PRESS RELEASE
March 2015

GOOD MIXING CONTRIBUTES TOWARDS SWEET SUCCESS
BACKGROUND: The AD (Anaerobic Digestion) process is now recognised as an effective and viable method of turning production 'residues' into renewable energy and there are a growing number of positive results being achieved at numerous sites which support this. A recent example is at Nestle's confectionery factory at Fawdon the former Rowntree site near Newcastle, home to fruit gums, pastilles and Rolos.
Read the full story here


PRODUCT APPLICATION PRESS RELEASE
18th September 2014

EXCELLENCE REPEATED MAXIMISES THE AD MIXING PROCESS
The continuing drive for efficiency in the AD (Anaerobic Digestion Process) is often a source of comment and opinion, although it is widely acknowledged that regardless of the technologies being used, the efficiency of the mixing process is fundamental to the success of the process. The reality for today's AD operators is that in addition to achieving higher gas yields reducing foaming and minimising maintenance issues, they now need to fully maximise the sustainability benefits of their AD process plant, which means that each part of the AD process is subject to ever closer scrutiny.
Read the full story here


PROBLEM SOLVER CASE STUDY PR
31st July 2014

'SUPER' CHOPPER PUMPS BANISH BLOCKAGES FOR ANGLIAN WATER
THE PROBLEM: Blocked pumps are often the cause of pumping station and sewage treatment works failures resulting in disruption, downtime and in extreme situations the inconvenience and associated health and safety issues in having to 'lift' submersible pumps to clear blockages. There are many reasons why pumps become blocked, but at Anglian Water's pumping station in the Cambridgeshire village of Cambourne it seemed a baby boom creating high volumes of baby wipes and other unflushables occurring in sewage streams, were the suspected cause of the station being regularly out of action
Read the full story here


PRODUCT APPLICATION-TECHNICAL ARTICLE
4th December 2013

GETTING THE RIGHT MIX IS VITAL TO DIGESTER PERFORMANCE
Generating energy from a wide range of waste materials by utilising the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) process is well established in the UK to the point where operators are now looking too consolidate their positions and meet the future demands of maintaining and maximising the performance of digesters. Improving efficiencies and reducing costs are the challenges against the backdrop of a tough economic climate, so AD operators need to maximise the sustainability benefits of their plant and equipment which means each part of the AD process is under ever closer scrutiny. However, what constitutes 'good operation' for a digester, how can it be measured and what can AD operators do to improve the performance of their digester and be even more competitive?
Read the full story here


PRODUCT APPLICATION - TECHNICAL ARTICLE
June 2013

INNOVATION IN PUMPED MIXING MAXIMISES THE AD PROCESS
Helping the municipal waste and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) industry by providing effective solutions to the problems of maintaining and maximising the performance of digesters has been a key objective for System Mix Ltd. AD operators inevitably want to achieve higher gas yields, reduce foaming and also eliminate the potential for maintenance problems. Furthermore, in today's economic climate, it's important for operators to fully maximise the sustainability benefits of their process plant which means each part of the AD process is under even closer scrutiny.
Read the full story here


PROBLEM SOLVER PRESS RELEASE
11th December 2012

RETRO-FIT MINI-DROP MIXING SYSTEM PROVES TO BE A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO FIXED SUBMERSIBLE MIXERS
PROBLEM: Many sewage sludge mixing applications utilise submersible, guide-rail type mounted mixers on the basis that they are easy-to-install and remove, thanks to the guide rail system. However, these systems are vulnerable to failure usually due to rag-accumulation on their rotating parts which results in expensive repair or replacement. In many cases the build-up of rag becomes so severe that the lifting davits exceed safe working limits and this can lead to possible safety implications. Furthermore, process throughput and the associated equipment reliability, can also be affected.
Read the full story here


PRODUCT APPLICATION PRESS RELEASE
2nd October 2012

MIXING MATTERS WHEN YOU NEED TO MAXIMISE THE AD PROCESS
Maximising the benefits of an anaerobic digestion system by achieving a higher gas yield, reducing foaming and eliminating the potential for maintenance problems, are among the important objectives for all AD plant owners. However, in today’s climate AD operators are now seeking to fully maximise the sustainability benefits of their AD process plant which means each part of the process is coming under even closer scrutiny.
Read the full story here


PRODUCT APPLICATION PRESS RELEASE
11th September 2012

ROYAL BALLET KEPT ON THEIR TOES BY CHOPPER PUMPS
The Royal Ballet School in London’s Covent Garden wouldn’t normally be high on anyone’s list of potential effluent treatment pumping applications, but pumping stations need to be kept clean and working, wherever they are situated. In May 2011, Essex based Technical Drain Solutions were looking for a solution to blocking pumps and contacted solids pumping and mixing specialists P&M Pumps.
Read the full story here


PROBLEM SOLVER PRESS RELEASE
10th April 2012

CHOPPER PUMPS TAKE NO PRISONERS AT HMP PETERBOROUGH
Effective and reliable pumping of solids in wet wells 24/7, even when ‘rogue’ items present exceptional challenges to heavy-duty submersible pumps, is usually taken for granted, whatever the site or the circumstances. Huntingdon based solids pumping and mixing specialists P&M PUMPS are delighted to have provided an effective solution which has helped the engineers at Peterborough Prison to eliminate the problems arising from blocked pumps.
Read the full story here


CASE STUDY PRESS RELEASE
31st January 2012

CHOPPER PUMPS HELP FORD MOTOR TO IMPROVE WASTE HANDLING
The Ford Engine plant in Dagenham is not the type of site you usually associate with an application for a VAUGHAN chopper pump as these powerful, heavy-duty pumps are more likely to be found operating at sewage treatment works around the UK. However, motor manufacturing, like any major process involves its own unique solids pumping challenges.
Find out more, click here


PROBLEM SOLVER PRESS RELEASE
6th December 2011

STORMTHRUST™ SYSTEM HELPS TO KEEP THE STORM FLOWS FLOWING
Solids pumping and mixing specialists P&M PUMPS identified the potential for a combined mixing, aeration and cleaning system that will also condition and effectively deal with problem solids and rags without causing the blockages that occur with traditional methods. As a result the STORMTHRUST system has been developed which can meet the requirements through bespoke tank designs (any size and shape of tank).
Read more here


NEWS RELEASE
12th September 2011

CHALLENGING THE THEORY, IF IT ISN’T BROKE, WHY MAINTAIN IT?
Extending operating life and optimising pump performance are among the important benefits behind the introduction of a ‘Health Check Package’, a new initiative from solids pumping and mixing specialists P&M Pumps.
Find out more, click here


APPLICATION - CASE STUDY PR
20th January 2011

WHY EFFECTIVE MIXING IS CRUCIAL TO MAXIMISING ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
With increasing volumes of UK waste now being processed to create biogas from the anaerobic digestion process it is becoming increasingly important to ensure that plant availability and working capacities are maintained. Whilst it is acknowledged that the Biogas industry has benefitted from the technological expertise gained from both the digestion of feed crops such as maize and to some extent from the UK waste water industry, problems are occurring with other types of waste material.
Click here to read the full Case Study PR


CASE STUDY - PRODUCT APPLICATION PR
July 2010

SUPERIOR MIXING SYSTEMS SAVE SIGNIFICANT SUMS
Achieving over £37k per year of savings was one of the key benefits appreciated by Anglian Water following the installation of two mixing systems for handling secondary sludge at their Colchester sewage treatment works.
Click here to read the full Case Study PR


CASE STUDY - APPLICATION ARTICLE
June 2010

STATE-OF-THE ART MIXING SYSTEM MAXIMISES ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
Converting organic waste material into re-usable energy is an important part of the governments overall strategy for achieving targets for zero food and packaging into landfill by 2015. Anaerobic digestion systems are increasingly playing a key role in this process and SYSTEM MIX Ltd have provided specialist knowledge and expertise to a number of the UK’s water utility companies.
Click here to read the full Case Study PR


NEWS RELEASE
April 2010

P&M PUMPS SECURE FRAMEWORK DEAL WITH SOUTHERN WATER
Solids pumping and mixing specialists P&M Pumps, UK distributors of Vaughan Chopper Pumps, are delighted to confirm that they have recently secured a Framework agreement with Southern Water to supply pumps and mixing systems.
Click here to read the full press release


CASE STUDY- PROBLEM SOLVER PRESS RELEASE
December 2009

CHOPPER PUMPS HELP CUT COSTS AT SEVERN TRENT WATER
Reducing costs associated with unplanned maintenance and achieving significant savings on energy consumption were the important benefits achieved at a Severn Trent Water facility, following the installation of Vaughan Chopper Pumps, supplied by P&M Pumps.
Click here to read the full press release


NEWS RELEASE
November 2009

SYSTEM MIX JOIN ADBA TO HELP PROMOTE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
As part of their increasing involvement in providing specialist knowledge and expertise on mixing technology for anaerobic digestion applications, SYSTEM MIX LTD has recently become a member of The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA).
Click here to read the full press release


CASE STUDY-TECHNICAL ARTICLE
October 2009

VAUGHAN CHOPPER PUMPS ‘ROCK’ FOR GIBRALTAR
Overcoming the unique challenges of Gibraltar’s waste water system which led to an effective solution to the pumping problems occurring is the latest example of success for Vaughan Chopper Pumps.
Click here to read the full press release


TECHNICAL ARTICLE - CASE STUDY
September 2009

BETTER MIXING MAXIMISES ANAEROBIC DIGESTION PROCESS
Maximising the benefits of an anaerobic digestion system by achieving a higher gas yield, reducing foaming and eliminating maintenance problems were the important benefits achieved following the installation of a Vaughan Rotamix system at Basildon sewage treatment works.
Click here to read the full press release


PRODUCT APPLICATION NEWS RELEASE
July 2009

MAXIMISING ANAEROBIC DIGESTION WITH RELIABLE MIXING
The government's aim of achieving targets for zero food and packaging into landfill by 2015 have clearly focused attention on ways of developing technology that can contribute to a significantly reduced reliance on carbon based fuels and reducing emissions. Of particular interest to SYSTEM MIX LTD is the potential for converting problems associated with the disposal of organic waste materials into energy generation through the process of anaerobic digestion.
Click here to read the full press release


TECHNICAL ARTICLE - CASE STUDY
April 2009

WHEN RAG BECOMES A DRAG THE CHOICE IS A CHOPPER PUMP
Heavily laden unscreened sewage containing rag and other debris occurring at pumping stations, is acknowledged as being one of the toughest challenges for pumps, particularly when the site is subject to low flows and slack gradients.
Click here to read the full press release


TECHNICAL ARTICLE
November 2008

CHOPPER PUMPS -  A BETTER OPTION IN THE BATTLE TO CUT LIFE CYCLE COSTS
The words ‘Life cycle cost’ have become familiar in the purchasing departments of the UK water industry, where the drive towards improved efficiency, as in many other industry sectors, is more important than ever.
Click here to read the full press release


CASE STUDY - TECHNICAL APPLICATION ARTICLE
September 2008

INNOVATIVE MIXING SYSTEM ELIMINATES OUTAGE AND CUTS COSTS
The installation of an innovative and very effective mixing system, as part of a refurbishment project at a Severn Trent Water sewage treatment facility, has resulted in a significant reduction of ‘rag wrapping’ problems which had been causing expensive and time-consuming maintenance. 
Click here to read the full press release


CASE STUDY – APPLICATION NEWS
June 2008

CHOPPER PUMPS IMPROVE SCREENING TRANSFER PROCESS
The ability for pumps to operate efficiently, even when storm surges and unusually high flows occur, is an essential requirement in many water, waste and effluent treatment applications. Critical periods are when high flows and storm surges result in an increase in rag or other heavy
debris which can cause pump failure resulting in expensive downtime. 
Click here to read the full press release


CASE STUDY – APPLICATION NEWS
March 2008

‘CHOPPER’ PUMPS GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS
Another successful installation of Vaughan ‘Chopper’ pumps, supplied by P&M Pumps, has resulted in a significant reduction in the problems which were caused by pump blockages that were occurring at an Anglian Water Services Pumping Station, in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
Click here to read the full press release


CASE STUDY/ TECHNICAL APPLICATION ARTICLE
January 2008

‘CHOPPER’ PUMPS HELP SOUTHERN WATER TO CUT COSTS
Achieving significant improvement in the throughput of sludge combined with minimising reactive maintenance and the frequent need to purchase spares, were the important benefits achieved at a key Southern Water site, thanks to the installation of Vaughan Chopper Pumps and mixing systems, supplied by P&M Pumps.
Click here to read the full press release