Eaglesham Wastewater Treatment Works : Project Updates
In Eaglesham, Glasgow, Colloide partnered with Scottish Water and WGM Engineering Ltd for the Eaglesham Wastewater Treatment Works project, a practical initiative to transform water supply and wastewater infrastructure. The task involved removal and refurbishment of a 14000mm full fixed rotating Bridge Scraper.
The focus of this project was on the Bridge Scraper, designed to efficiently manage sediment and floating substances. These scrapers streamline the treatment process, contributing to a more effective and sustainable approach.
Beyond the technical aspects, the Eaglesham project brings tangible benefits to Eaglesham’s community. Cleaner water and healthier ecosystems are direct outcomes of this responsible wastewater treatment initiative, showcasing a practical model for infrastructure development.
Production and Design
The initial stage of the Eaglesham bridge scraper project demonstrates remarkable success in both production and design. Through collaborative efforts by Colloide, Scottish Water, and WGM Engineering Ltd, the scraper has been meticulously crafted, surpassing industry standards. Through Colloide Engineering Systems working with our sister company Colloide Site Services (CSS) to prepare as much of the equipment off-site to reduce construction time on-site for an efficient installation.
The installation of the Eaglesham bridge scraper was a resounding success, seamlessly executed through collaborative efforts. Adhering to site traffic management and pedestrian walkways, as advised by WGM, Colloide delivered the bridge on a 40ft low loader with an extension and the auxiliaries on 40ft flatbed lorries. A crane was onsite as per the lift plan for offloading. The lift plan, created by Forsythe of Denny, was agreed upon by Colloide and WGM before commencing work, with exclusion zones duly set up. Forsythe’s of Denny and Colloide operators liaised prior to the lift to ensure the plan was communicated and understood. All other elements of the Bridge Scraper, including the drum and scraper blades, were successfully installed alongside this.
Testing and Commissioning
The Dry Commissioning phase of the Eaglesham Bridge Scraper project was completed before the tank was filled, signifying a crucial step that had to be signed off before further progress. This meticulous phase included running through the general operation of the bridge rotation to ensure its smooth function with blades maintaining contact with the floor. Once dry commissioning was successfully signed off, the tank could then be filled.
Subsequently, during the Wet Testing and Commissioning phase, rigorous procedures were carried out to validate the system’s performance under operational conditions, providing assurance of reliability. When the tank was filled, Colloide returned to complete the wet commissioning alongside the client commissioning engineer. This involved running through the general operation of the bridge rotation to ensure its smooth functionality. Following the completion of the commissioning, any identified snags were noted, and a return date was arranged to address and rectify any outstanding issues. This comprehensive approach reflects a dedicated commitment to delivering a high-performing infrastructure that plays a pivotal role in enhancing water supply and wastewater management.
We work extensively providing water and wastewater treatment solutions across municipal and industrial sectors, from water treatment plants and technologies for some of the UK’s largest water companies to effluent and water handling solutions for industrial clients. We design, manufacture and install circular and rectangular bridge scraping systems (plastic and steel) for settlement and flotation tanks. Our equipment is available on a short lead time and designs are suitable for heavy duty applications, delivering long life with minimum maintenance. Click here to find out more about our bridge scraper features and benefits.