As a fruit packing business in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, began experiencing challenges meeting government standards with their existing sand filtration system to treat incoming water from the Blyde River pipeline, they reached out to Allmech, a South African manufacturer of boilers and supplier of water treatment components.
"The customer was experiencing problems with turbidity, color, Faecal Coliform and E.coli in the water, and requested our assistance in supplying a new river water filtration plant," says Anelia Hough, water treatment consultant at Allmech. "Their packing house operations during peak production time are running 24/7 with a water flow demand of 8500 litres per hour. Our site analysis indicated that the sand filtration system was insufficient to supply the peak demand on site. Manual chlorine dosing was implemented in the feed line to the factory and office and the Allmech team designed a new water treatment plan to treat the key parameters to ensure compliance with SANS 241-1:2015."
The maintenance coordinator at the agricultural client, says that the Allmech team was patient and helpful in steering the company through its options and getting the new system approved by the directors. "Once we had approvals in place, the installation was very quick and although with any new system there are some teething issues, since installing the new system we've had no issues meeting the standards we need to adhere to when washing and preparing fruit.”
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