- Monitoring wells at a power station
- Overhead restrictions
- Aggressive water
- Time and sunstroke!
- Boreline flexible drop pipe
This new Power Station is being built far from away from any Cities. It is in the middle of a desert where temperatures can soar to 120°F (49°C).
Boreline was chosen for a number of reasons:
- Firstly, there are overhead power cables that restrict access to the monitoring well. A crane cannot get close to these cables so installing the Boreline was ideal as this is done horizontally.
- Secondly, it is quick and easy to install Boreline thereby saving valuable time and manpower. Transporting the Boreline to site is also a major advantage.
The Boreline has been laid on the ground away from the well. The patented Boreline coupling is screwed into the check-valve of the pump and the hose attached with the double-ringed clamps.
The power cable is laid along the length of the Boreline and then attached to the hose using the Boreline Cable Straps. The Boreline will support the power cable along the entire length of the hose.
The pump is lowered into position. Note the base plate used to support the pump while the Boreline rolling wheel is placed in position directly over the well. The Boreline is then lifted over the rolling wheel.
The other end of the Boreline is attached to the truck.
The truck is now used to install the Boreline and pump. It simply backs-up towards the well while the assistant ensures the Boreline remains positioned over the centre of the wheel.
The truck will stop as close as possible to the well.
The Boreline Clamp is used to support the hose so that the end can be untied from the truck.
The base plate has been attached to the Boreline coupling. This is lifted, the clamp removed and then all lowered into the well.
Time to recharge after that hour in the heat. That desert sun has taken its toll on the guys.