Saniflo – inventor of the macerator and sixty years later still the UK’s number one supplier – is working with The City of London University Northampton Square site to provide additional science laboratories, accommodation and washroom facilities, which are being created in a semi-basement on the lower floors of the building, and all without interrupting the daily functioning of the facility.
Working with Aveat Heating of Essex, Saniflo is providing 12 Sanicubic 2 Pro macerating pumps for high performance and several Sanispeed pumps and Sanibest macerators for areas where continuity of service is critical.
The Sanicubic 2 Pro features dual pumps so that in the unlikely event of a pump failure the other kicks in as a back-up whilst a warning alarm sounds highlighting the need for attention. The Sanicubics quietly discharge waste through 50mm discharge pipes that join up to meet the mains drains and are capable of linking a number of WCs plus multiple grey water producing appliances. They can also be connected to Building Management Systems for even greater control.
Sanispeed pumps have been installed in the student kitchen areas to clear waste water and Sanibest macerating units are now operating in the ladies and gents toilets in the labs.
Ann Boardman, Saniflo UK Customer Services and Marketing Manager comments: “The area, totalling over 0.5 miles, did not have sufficient mains drainage to cope with the varying requirements including bathroom and washroom facilities with WCs, showers and basins, plus laboratory and cleaners sinks for the training and education rooms. The specification of Saniflo macerators and pumps saved the University a lot of time and money by avoiding the need to install new drainage pipes. The whole job is on course to be finished for the next intake of students who will benefit from new facilities to aid their studies and we’re very pleased with how the job has gone.”