Student Accommodation Water Pump Upgrade
Working alongside one of our service partners, our engineering team recently assisted with a series of pump replacements in a large student accommodation project. We started by replacing the aging heating pumps with new Kolmeks units and installed Nastec inverter controllers (that we decided to wall mount for easy control). Kolmeks and Nastec are a great combination when replacing industrial heating circulators as they offer high efficiency and easy control and monitoring.
When it came to the booster set upgrade we decided that due to the layout and pipework our best option was to re-use the manifolds and base and convert the existing booster set to ‘PUK Specification‘ with new re-sized KSB pumps that are better suited. The existing units were running at the end of their performance curve. Changing to larger units means that the booster set will now run at a far more efficient point to increase pump life and save energy. The new pumps are now controlled by a PUK panel with ‘Safety Fill’ technology built-in to protect the pipework and are connected to Nastec Vasco inverters.
Annoyingly the existing set used cheap unprotected mounting methods with rusted inserts and fittings that had corroded away meaning the bolts just span around instead of loosening. This meant that we had to completely disassemble everything and fix the issues before we could start the replacements!
You don’t get these issues with a PUK VARI COM booster set! To complete the upgrade to ‘PUK Specification’ we also fitted some local isolation valves and a bigger draw down vessel for smoother operation and easier future maintenance.
Here at Pumps UK we are more than a standardised booster pump manufacturer. While we offer catalogue style solutions we can also offer tailored solutions for you and your customers so please contact our team for advice on your next project.