Lifting stations are often installed as a safety measure even though gravity sloped drainage is available. The disadvantage is that these systems must pump every single litre of collected wastewater. This leads to constant operation of the pumps, high energy usage, wear and tear on the system as well as nuisance noise – with the new KESSEL Hybrid Lifting Station, all these problems are solved.
The Pumpfix F and Ecolift XL Hybrid Lifting Stations offer safe and reliable protection against backwater and come into service only when necessary – during backwater. The Pumpfix F(for domestic applications) and the Ecolift XL (for industrial applications) are the new ideal solutions for installation in gravity wastewater drainage systems – both for new construction and renovations
A standard lifting station must collect every litre of incoming wastewater and pump it into the sewer which is the constant use of valuable energy. The KESSEL Hybrid Lifting Stations function differently – they only activate when they are actually needed. This makes them much more ecological as well as economical – reducing energy and maintenance. The Pumpfix and Ecolift XL systems offer significant energy savings as well as reduce service and maintenance costs.
Despite modern mechanical components and noise insulation, operating pumps create noise and vibrations which are often considered to be annoying in applications such as homes, offices, hospitals or retirement homes. The new Hybrid Lifting Stations also offer a solution here – the pumps on the new Hybrid Lifting Stations operate only when absolutely necessary.
Reliable operation is of utmost importance for building drainage – even during power outages. The Pumpfix Fand Ecolift XL Hybrid Lifting Stations provide this reliability and even function during power outages. Using natural gravity drainage, these new systems allow wastewater to freely flow to the sewer even during a power outage. This is not only a major advantage in domestic homes or apartments but also in commercial or industrial applications where an interruption of operation could lead to expensive downtime costs.
With the Ecolift XL, KESSEL is now also supplying a hybrid lifting station for use in commercial buildings and multi-family homes. The advantage the hybrid lifting station has over traditional lifting stations is that Ecolift XL uses the efficiency of natural gradient during normal operation – the Ecolift XL only uses its pumps during times of backwater or flooding, pumping the building’s wastewater via a bypass directly into the surcharged sewer pipe.
In the event of the backwater, the motor-driven backwater flaps of the new hybrid lifting station close and provide maximum flood protection to the building. The pneumatic level sensor assures accurate pump operation and the alarm sensor provides an additional back-up alarm. Ecolift XL is available with pumping capacities of 1.5 kilowatts to 4.5 kilowatts. In addition, KESSEL also offers solutions tailor-made to customer requirements. The hybrid lifting station can be used for free-standing set-up connected directly to the outlet of a grease separator for example, or for outdoor underground installation.
Despite the mechanical design and insulation of traditional lifting stations, they are still a constant source of noise since every litre of a building’s wastewater needs to be pumped out. In contrast, the Ecolift XL uses the natural gradient to drain waste from the building and only activates the pumps during backwater. This means that pumping operation noise only occurs in exceptional cases. This is an advantage not only for apartment blocks with basement apartments but also for commercially or public used buildings such as offices, schools, hospitals and residential homes for the elderly.
Ecolift XL is integrated into a newly designed, high-quality, standard-compliant polymer inspection chamber which is suitable both for installation in the ground or in concrete. The chamber is resistant to groundwater up to 3 metres and can be built up to a height of five metres. The chamber is available with an access opening of 600 millimetres in diameter and now also in a new version with a diameter of 800 millimetres.