In the effluent treatment and sewage treatment plant (STP) parlance, the term O&M stands for Operations and Maintenance. That makes maintenance a fundamental aspect of STP management to help it function efficiently, safely and treat wastewater effectively. While it is the responsibility of the STP service provider to ensure regular maintenance, knowing a few aspects of STP maintenance can help you manage it better.
How Frequently Should You Maintain a Sewage Treatment Plant?
You don’t have to very often service an STP, as most of them are designed efficiently enough to require minimal maintenance. However, depending on the volume handled, you must have it inspected and maintained through experts at least once or twice a year. Additionally, you must de-sludge the plant to avoid the solid build-up hindering the regular operations of the treatment chamber. However, after desludging, you must immediately fill it up with water to balance the external and internal pressure.
What are the Various Aspects Involved in Sewage Treatment Plant Maintenance?
Here are the various aspects you must check before you take up maintenance of a sewage treatment plant.
- Inspection of mechanical parts and components to check if they require a replacement
- Inspection of all the chambers to check if they need damage repair
- Checking all the air filters and pipes
- Looking for uninterrupted, unobstructed, and efficient blower and ventilation
- Checking the color and smell of the biomass
- Replacement of the valve boxes and diaphragms
- Inspection of the integrity of the lid seal
- Checking bacteria health
- Inspection of diffuser
- Quality of the final water check
Maintenance operations must be performed by qualified and experienced engineers accredited to a recognized governing body. Additionally, the staff must be properly trained and vaccinated to stay immune from various infections while performing crucial maintenance tasks.
Should the Plant Be Emptied Before Maintenance?
Yes. STPs should be emptied annually. It helps the service professionals wash and remove solid built-up inside the plant to function efficiently. While larger plants need to be emptied once a year, lower-budget plants may require more frequent emptying for regular cleaning and efficient functioning.
What Would Happen if Rainwater Enters the Plant?
In any case, you shouldn’t allow rainwater to enter the plant. If it does, it will flush out essential bacteria, dilute wastewater and render the whole treatment operations ineffective. Additionally, it will flood the entire system, thus resulting in a higher degree of damage and repairs.
CHFour – Partners for Sewage Treatment Manufacturing and Operations and Maintenance
Pune-based CHFour is a leading STP manufacturing and O&M company in India. The company holds extensive experience in STP manufacturing and continues to handle the operations and maintenance aspects of various types of STPs across India. CHFour employs experienced O&M resources and works with a comprehensive service and excellent quality approach to deliver customer satisfaction at all times.
The result is evident. The company that had a humble beginning has grown to become one of the most reputed names in the industry with operations across various parts of the country. To know more, call +91 8055573883.