What is a Divertron and What Does it Do?

Divertron Standard and X version. With

Divertron Standard and X version

The Divertron is described as a ‘6 Inch Multistage Sub Booster Pump with Integral Control’. You may be asking yourself ‘what does all that mean?’ – read on to find out.

‘6 Inch’ refers to the diameter of the pump which is an important factor when using it in an application where space is at a premium, i.e. boreholes.

‘Multistage’ refers to the pumping technology used, in this case there are multiple impellers stacked on top of one another. Each impeller creates pressure by rotating at a high speed and using the centrifugal force to direct the water from its centre to its edges. That water is ejected and passed through channels to the centre of the impeller above it where the process begins again, adding further pressure – all things being equal, more stages means more pressure.

‘Sub’ indicates this pump is submersible which means it should be submerged into water when in use. Of course, a submersible pump is fully water proof by design which is an advantage but most of them actually need to be submerged as they use the water to disperse the heat produced while in action.

‘Integral control’ refers to the technology used to turn the pump on and off – in this case it is internal. The Divertron’s integral control system is actually a pressure switch on the output which allows it to turn the pump on when it detects a drop in pressure, caused by opening a tap on the outlet side. This allows you to start the pump by simply turning a tap on – great for irrigation.

There are two types of Divertron pumps and each have two duty options (outlined below):
DIVERTRON 1000 M: Can achieve a maximum head of just over 36 meters and a maximum flow rate of around 1.4 litres per second. It has a screen filter which will ensure no larger objects are sent through the pump.

DIVERTRON X 1000 M: Can achieve a maximum head of just over 36 meters and a maximum flow rate of around 1.4 litres per second. It has a stainless steel ring for use with a suction kit.

DIVERTRON 1200 M: Can achieve a maximum head of over 47 meters and a maximum flow rate of 1.4 litres per second. It has a screen filter which will ensure no larger objects are sent through the pump.

DIVERTRON X 1200 M: Can achieve a maximum head of over 47 meters and a maximum flow rate of 1.4 litres per second. It has a stainless steel ring for use with a suction kit.

We have the complete Divertron range on sale at the moment (July/August 2017) which means you can get your hands on one of these incredibly useful pumps at the lowest price anywhere on the internet.

ATAC Solutions Gets to the ‘Root’ of the Problem and Saves the Day Again!

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ATAC’s Confined Space Team’s Root Removal: Before and After

Roots and drainage systems do not mix well. The roots tiny feelers can worm their way through little cracks in manhole walls as they explore, searching for sources of water and nutrients. Although we humans would not wish to dine on the matter often found in manholes, the same cannot be said for plant life… they love it. So, when the root’s feelers detect such a banquet, they send an open invite out to all their friends and most of them move in for good.

This phenomenon, in time, can lead to really stubborn blockages in a drainage system and, if it is not caught early enough, can cause some very real and expensive damage. Usually, the first sign of a problem is seen by the drainage system backing up which can lead to nasty smells and untreated waste exiting the top of the manhole, pooling on the surface.

Just a few days ago ATAC Solutions received an emergency call out for exactly this issue at a local tourist attraction. Stephen Peacock, a very experienced engineer, immediately attended the site in a tanker with the aim of addressing the issue and identifying its cause.

Stephen used the tanker to suck out all of the backed up waste from the manhole and saw that a root network had taken hold and sediment had built up around it, creating a stubborn fatty blockage.

In order to regain free flowing drainage, Stephen cleared the run by using a warthog spinning jet which cut though the fatty sediment that was causing the immediate blockage.

Later, ATAC Solutions sent their fully qualified Confined Space entry team to finish the job. They used high pressure water jetting to cut the roots and subsequently extracted them all (image above: Before and After).

The Confined Space team jetted the pipework between the manhole and the treatment plant followed by a CCTV inspection to confirm the clearance was successful.

It is possible to avoid this kind of issue though regular inspection. Catching it early will mean it is a much smaller job to rectify and you will be far less likely to experience your manholes overflowing with untreated waste. Why not save yourself a lot of hassle and get in touch with ATAC Solutions to arrange for an inspection.

The team at ATAC solutions are always happy to provide friendly advice and welcome calls to 01622 882 400 or on the 24 hour emergency hotline on 03333 111 030.

ATAC Solve a Local Fruit Farmers Waste Fruit Issues

ATAC Fruit Press

ATAC Fruit Press

ATAC Solutions had an interesting conversation back in the winter with a local fruit farmer that supplies some of the major supermarket chains with high quality fruit……”What can we do with the rotten fruit???”

In the summer of 2012 ATAC Solutions had designed and built a first ATAC Fruit Press.

Ben Davis, Sales Manager who was integral in the design and build of the ATAC Fruit Press stated “From a simple conversation while ATAC were discussing the sewage treatment system (ATACSAF) on the farm we managed to design and build the first of hopefully many ATAC Fruit Presses. We look forward to the next challenge.

Fruit press Delivery Vehicle

ATAC Fruit Press

Olympic Camp Contruction

ATAC Solutions are proud to be involved in the construction of an Olympic Security Camp for the UK Military.

ATAC were given the task of providing water and wastewater facilities to aid the camps infrastructure for the security staff for the Olympic Games and with such a short time frame ATAC successfully completed the race!!
Andrew Turnill (Engineering Director) stated that ” The performance of the team involved in the design and construction acted professionally and used great skill to provide the camp with suitable water, wastewater treatment and general infrastructure to aid the construction of the complete camp”.

With ATAC’s expertise in temporary treatment and project management the Olympics now has a touch of ATAC’s magic to aid a successful games….Good Luck Great Britain.

ATAC Solutions become WILO Pumps Partner

ATAC Solutions are proud to annouce a new partnership with WILO Pumps. ATAC are pleased with the partnership with such a strong pump manufacture and partner and look forward to supplying pumps and pumping stations to its ever growing service department and the new ATAC ESHOP that will be launched early April.

Adam Colley & Andrew Turnill (Owners of ATAC Solutions) will be introducing the product line of WILO to ATAC Solutions over the next month. ATAC staff will be completing conclusive training and will be offering expert advise and solutions to ATAC clients

Becoming More Successful – Day by Day
At Wilo (UK) Ltd our success has been built on two key factors – firstly, the supply of very high-quality, reliable, energy-efficient products that exactly meet the requirements of our customers and secondly, by adopting a sector leading attitude to customer care that is recognised increasingly across the UK. We’re a good company to deal with. We do what we say, when we say we’ll do it and we’re fun to work with, because we recognise that customers have a choice. And by and large, they prefer to work with good people. Importantly, on the rare occasions when we do get something wrong – and it happens, this is the real world – we put it right, quickly and with the minimum of fuss.

ATAC Complete a Major Refurbishment On a Local Treatment Works in New Romney

ATAC Solutions not only provide excellent wastewater treatment products, ATAC can also offer expertise with its water industry trained staff, consultancy and excellent installations, neat, tidy and within budget. Call ATAC Solutions 01622 882400 for all enquiries.

ATAC Solutions were asked to commission a SAF treatment system, install distribution chambers, gantries and walkways along with the supervision on site.

ATAC are proud to say it was on time, within budget and now the site is performing well with its discharge consent.

ATAC look forward to the next challenge.