UK economy saved over £500,000 with Hytrans super pump used to dewater flooded A1

Super pump saves economy estimated £500,000 Highways England used a new Hytrans hydraulic high volume water pump to clear the M1 motorway of floodwater at Catterick on October 7th. It enabled the road to be re-opened in both directions after 10 hours instead of the 2 days it took to clear water on the northbound section of road after flooding in 2012. The mobile pump is located at Bradbury but can be deployed throughout the UK on motorways and A Roads. It can be set up in less than an hour and can pump super quickly at 50,000 litres a minute– that is equivalent to a typical backyard swimming pool in approximately 3 minutes! At Catterick Highways England estimated that they pumped 2.5 … [Read more...]

Hytrans pump system used for fire safety at the Pearl, Qatar

Hytrans serves mobile water system to Pearl-Qatar The wealthy gulf state has installed the best of the best to protect its $15 billion plus artificial island development in Doha’s West Bay Lagoon.  The mobile Hytrans Hydrosub 900 pump can pump 24,000 liters of water per minute from any water source, an ideal piece of equipment for the Pearl consisting of 13 heavily populated islands surrounded by the waters of the Persian Gulf.  Brigadier Abdullah Muhammed Al Suwaidi from Qatar Civil Defense said ‘ In major fire emergencies, the main issue is always water flow and pressure, access, time and distance. Therefore, it is always necessary to be able to pump from open water sources and this … [Read more...]

Hytrans mobile high volume water system supports environmental alarm in Minden-Lübbecke

Hytrans Fire System used in environmental emergency on the Bastau River in the Minden-Luebbecke district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After heavy rain and high water levels in early July this year the oxygen content in more than 19 kilometers of the Bastau River dropped considerably. Pungent smells and discoloured water resulted and the authorities feared for fish stocks. The Hytrans Fire System from the District fire department was deployed by local fire fighters from Lichtenau and Salzkotten to support local pump units. Water was drawn from the river by this special high pressure pump and agitated to oxygenate it and was then pumped back into the river. The delivery output of the … [Read more...]

Forest fire on Hennesee – A rural fire brigade exercise with Hytrans

The Hytrans Fire System was deployed for a 2 day large-scale fire exercise in July by two regional volunteer fire services in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. 360 personnel from the Siegen-Wittgenstein, Olpe, Markisch , Hagen regions and the Hochsauerland district participated in the exercise named ‘Forest Fire on the Hennesee ‘ which took place in the municipality of Menschede watched by Helmut Probst, the state Inspector for Fire and Emergency . The new Hytrans Fire System is located usually at Olpe and was transported to Menschede on a 4- axle truck. ‘It is being tested in the field to see if it can provide water over long distances,’ explained Bernd Krause, the District Fire Chief of … [Read more...]