Smith & Loveless Inc. Highlights the EVERLAST™ R2 Pump Station W/ Dual Hatch

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Significantly Lowers O&M Costs, Increases Ease of Operation and Operator Safety Compared to Submersible Wastewater Pumps

LENEXA, Kan. – Smith & Loveless Inc. highlights the EVERLAST™ Rectangular Recessed Pump Station, a semi-recessed climate-controlled wastewater pump station that continues the S&L tradition of high efficiency, long service life, operator ease and safety, and low operation and maintenance costs. The EV R2 pump station comes as a complete, factory-built and tested system that is simple to install in both new installations and replacements of submersible pump stations. This state-of-the-art packaged pump station incorporates premium efficient motors designed exclusively for solids-handling pumps, resulting in reduced energy consumption costs and a smaller carbon footprint.

Unlike submersible pump stations, all mechanical equipment, including pumps and valves, are housed in a spacious, prefabricated workspace that is semi-recessed into the ground, allowing immediate grade level access while maintaining a low profile. The earth insulated interior is climate controlled, dry, and designed for continuous human occupancy just a few feet underground, making it ideal for operation and maintenance in colder winter climates. Moreover, the EV R2 pump station enclosure features two independent covers with air-shocked hood lift assists, providing easy access.

The cost savings for operation and maintenance are proven and well-documented. For example, a Kansas municipality conducted a study of the repair and maintenance costs of 32 S&L above-ground pump stations compared to 21 submersible pump stations in the same sewerage network over a period of 12 years. The results showed that the S&L pump stations had nearly 56% lower operating expenses, resulting in maintenance and parts savings of $2,750 per station per year.

The EV R2 pump station is equipped with S&L STAR ONE™ Non-Clog Pumps, which are centrifugal solids-handling pumps that last three to five times longer than a typical submersible
pump. These pumps also offer typically higher efficiencies across the range of pumping conditions.

The QUICKSMART™ PLC controls option provides an intuitive touchscreen for simplified training and operation, with unparalleled system monitoring, troubleshooting and predictive maintenance capabilities. Optional RapidJack® check valves eliminate the need for time-consuming valve disassembly and are easily accessed by removing just four bolts. Another popular option is the DURO-LAST® Stainless Steel Baseplate that has an increased thickness to 3⁄4” (1.9cm) for extra rigidity, and comes with a 25-year warranty, the highest level of protection available in the industry.

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