A control panel for a lift station, often referred to as a pump station or sewage lift station, is a critical component of the system used to manage wastewater or stormwater in municipal and industrial settings. The control panel is responsible for monitoring and controlling various aspects of the lift station's operation to ensure efficient and reliable pumping of fluids from lower elevations to higher elevations, where gravity flow is not possible. Here are some key components and functions typically found in a lift station control panel that TBS is happy to service, maintain or install for you:
The control panel will include controls for one or more pumps that are responsible for moving fluids from the lower collection basin to a higher discharge point. These controls allow for starting and stopping the pumps as needed.
Float switches are often used to monitor the liquid levels in the collection basin. They can trigger the pumps to turn on when the liquid level rises to a certain point and turn off when it drops to a lower level.
Lift stations may have various alarms to alert operators or maintenance personnel of potential issues. Common alarms include high liquid level alarms, pump failure alarms, and power failure alarms
Motor starters are used to control the motors that drive the pumps. They provide the necessary electrical power to start and stop the pumps safely.
In some lift stations, VFDs may be used to control the speed of the pumps, allowing for more precise control of flow rates and energy efficiency.
The control panel contains the logic and programming that governs the operation of the lift station. This includes setting pump run times, managing pump sequencing, and responding to alarms.
The control panel includes various electrical protection devices, such as circuit breakers and overload relays, to ensure the safety of the electrical components.
Regular maintenance of your sewer and drain system can help prevent costly repairs down the road. Our team can provide routine inspections and cleaning to keep your system in top shape.
The specific design and features of a lift station control panel can vary depending on the size and complexity of the lift station, as well as the requirements of the application. These control panels are typically designed and built to meet local regulations and industry standards to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the lift station. TBS LLC is happy to provide regular maintenance and monitoring of your control panel are essential to prevent system failures and ensure the efficient management of wastewater or stormwater. Call us today!