In the wake of the flooding and landslides that happened in KwaZulu-Natal in April and May 2022, 448 folks were left lifeless and greater than forty 000 displaced, with injury to roads, colleges, water infrastructure and companies.
On 18 April, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster. As repairs obtained underway, one of the first points many flooded businesses faced was to eliminate the water and debris in their factories or warehouse premises. The Werner Pumps rental unit, a mix jetting and vacuum truck, was put to good use to help with the clean-up operations.
“We rented our unit to two firms for a quantity of weeks at a time to help them in servicing their clients’ in Durban and the surrounding areas after the horrific flooding,” says Sebastian Werner, Managing Director at Werner Pumps. “It’s the first time that the unit has been used for catastrophe recovery efforts after flooding. It was good to have the ability to assist ultimately by sending the mix truck from our head workplaces in Springs down to our KwaZulu-Natal purchasers to help. It will need to have done a good job as a result of one of the firms has now ordered one from us to assist with their ongoing air pollution control and industrial clean-up operations.”
The rental unit is a combination truck that provides state-of-the-art hydraulically operated jetting and vacuum performance. It’s available via Werner Water Recycling, the rental division (founded in 2013) of Werner Pumps, the main producer of high-pressure jetting gear in South Africa.
Known because the Impi Unit, it provides a tilting 12.500 litre, 304 stainless-steel tank, with a hydraulically-driven high-pressure pump capacity of 295L/Min at 135bar, and a vacuum pump with 1700 m3/hr suction capability. The high-pressure pump is fitted with a pneumatically operated regulating valve, making infinite strain adjustment attainable, thus growing the safety of the operator throughout use.
“It’s best for everything from sewer and stormwater cleaning and maintenance, to sludge and slurry elimination, separator cleansing, contaminated liquid recovery, recovering solids, and cleansing surfaces,” says Werner. “In pressure gauge ราคา of a catastrophe, it could be used to wash up standing water or to scrub smoke-damaged services. We’ve found there’s demand for the unit from municipalities and contractors to bridge a spot when they’re waiting on a unit, or for price range to turn into obtainable, and for people who want it for a particular time-bound utility.”
Ultimately, Werner says, the company want to build up its rental fleet to service the rising demand. “When something happens and someone urgently needs a truck, as was the case with the flooding, we want to have the ability to send them one immediately,” he says. “Our aim has at all times to be a one-stop shop, and to ensure our clients are able maintain operating always, so we’re finding ways to assist them do that.”