Roline – peristaltic line pump
Roline pumps are ideal for small pours, pumping from the street and for special materials.
The peristaltic pumping system is robust and has been used to pump concrete for decades. Roline pumps are quiet and have a smooth pumping action. They are easily cleaned and, with the concreting gang, pump operator and mixer driver working together, leave very little concrete waste.
In addition to low volume concrete pours, Roline pumps are especially suitable for pumping flowing floor screeds and foam concrete.
BBC tv’s Fifteen Billion Pound Railway
BBC tv’s documentary “The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway”, which follow the construction of London’s Crossrail project, is back on our screens.
Episode 1 of the new series shows our team pumping heavyweight concrete at Farringdon Station to form a sound deadening track slab underneath the Barbican theatre and concert hall. The programme explains the construction of the floating track slab in some detail but what it doesn’t tell you is that our pipeline was 1,000m long!
Episode 2 shows two of our M36 pumps pouring a post-tensioned floor at Liverpool Street Station.
They are available to watch on the BBC iPlayer until the third week of June 2017 and will doubtless be repeated at some time in the future.
We will be exhibiting at Railtex 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. The show runs from 9th to 11th May 2017. Please come and visit us on Stand N81 in Hall 3. We will be showing a small Schwing mobile boom pump, ideal for setting up on tight sites, and a high pressure Putzmeister static pump, built to pump long pipelines – 1,000 metres plus.
As previously reported, Crossrail now has a Learning Legacy website dedicated to “the collation and dissemination of good practice, lessons learned and innovation from the Crossrail construction programme”. The material, consisting of case studies, technical papers, documents, templates and datasets, is being “shared for use by other major projects and is relevant to clients, corporates, and suppliers from main contractors to small and medium enterprises.”
Recently a technical paper was published on the Learning Legacy website about the design, detailing and construction of the Moorgate shaft base slab – a 1750 m3 pour carried out using Camfaud pumps.
Moorgate shaft base pour
The technical paper makes for fascinating reading, especially in regard to the pour preparations. As the paper concludes: “Careful planning of the concrete pour from reinforcement detailing through to road closures to give access to a constrained site in the heart of the City of London, the contingency measures for disrupted concrete supply and the control of concrete temperature led to the successful execution of what was at that time Crossrail’s largest concrete pour.”
FORS Gold Award
We are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold membership.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators. FORS encompasses all aspects of safety, efficiency, and environmental protection by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve performance.
Congratulations are due to Richard Clark, our Plant & Transport manager, who manages the scheme for Camfaud, and to all of our pump operators, truck drivers and the drivers of our company vans and cars for their commitment to maintaining the highest driving standards.
For more information about this award, please visit the case study on the FORS website.