Interview series part 2

The most common faults at sewage treatment plants

Jochen Daniel Schwertheim is in charge of the Kammerforst sewage treatment plant in Karlsdorf-Neuthard, and he's really glad he can count on SEW EURODRIVE's fast and reliable service for his drive technology. Even with third-party drives, he knows he's in good hands.

Light green lacquered SEW-EURODRIVE gearmotor in the sludge silo
Turns and turns and turns - for over 30 years
Turns and turns and turns - for over 30 years

What sewage treatment plant managers hate most is the presence of wipes and other unnecessary waste in the sewage. When confronted with this situation, they can at least appeal to people to listen to reason. There's no way of influencing nature, though, so it's not uncommon for a lightning strike to totally disable a plant's electrical installations. The corrosive conditions cause further problems.

Whatever ultimately paralyzes a treatment plant's waste water technology, the equipment manufacturer's help is required as quickly as possible. But this is exactly what the main problem can turn out to be. Every minute counts in waste water technology, and any delay in obtaining professional assistance leaves treatment plant operators in a sticky situation, with sewage water and sludge building up at the inlet or in other parts of the plant.

Would you like to know why making the wrong decision at the selection and purchasing stage can result in high maintenance costs later on? And are you curious about the day-to-day challenges at a sewage treatment plant?

Then you should definitely read part 2 of our interview series.

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