KESSEL AG is the only manufacturer to offer hybrid lifting stations. The Ecolift hybrid lifting stations are designed for use when there is sufficient slope to the sewage system. If this requirement is met, they can be used for the same areas as a classic lifting station. Under normal operation, Ecolift uses the natural gradient (wastewater simply flows through the Ecolift); only during backwater the backwater flaps close (protecting the building from flooding) and wastewater is pumped against the back-water via a pressure pipe into the sewage system. In contrast to classical lifting stations which pump continuously, this means a significant saving of electricity and thus costs for the operator. “Ecolift is the best solution, both in ecological and economical terms”, explains Roland Priller, Head of Innovation Management / Standardisation at KESSEL.
Drains even during a power failure
Hybrid lifting stations are suitable for use in single-family homes, as well as for large volumes of wastewater in the XL version. Even in the event of a power failure, the Ecolift ensures reliable drainage. In this case, the wastewater is dis-charged into the sewage system via the slope of the drain-age piping. “Ecolift is the only lifting station that also drains without electricity. This is particularly important for use in commercial buildings, where operation without interruption is often required”, explains Priller. Thanks to the battery buffering, sufficient safety is ensured even in the event of a prolonged power failure. If the battery buffering’s voltage falls below a corresponding limit value after a longer period of time, the electric motor-driven backwater flaps are closed with the remaining battery voltage. In this way, the building is even protected against backwater under such circumstances.
The integration of Ecolift XL in the engineering chambers according to approval Z-42.1-527 opens up a host of universal installation possibilities: free-standing, cast into the floor slab or installed in the ground. The hybrid lifting station can be used for faecal and faecal-free domestic wastewater, rainwater, commercial wastewater from light liquid and grease separators. You can find more about hybrid lifting stations at www.kessel.com