Flood Damage Control - The Universal Starter

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15 to 30kw VSD Panel
18 to 56kw Starter

Many areas of the United Kingdom have been subject to intense rainfall since the start of 2014, with damage caused to property as a result of heavy flooding. Almost every county in the UK has been or is currently under flood warnings from the Met Office, as further bad weather is predicted. Flood control machinery such as pumps must be of the highest quality to ensure optimal functionality; a temporary motor starter is often required in such situations.

Ralspeed, the motor control expert, provide a full bespoke range of control gear, offering a convenient, cost-effective solution. Peter Schaffel, Managing Director at Ralspeed, explains that, "There are many occasions when a temporary motor starter is needed quickly – to control a pump that’s being used to tackle flooding, for example, or stand in for a starter that’s failed so that essential plant can be kept running. The problem is having the right starter for the job on hand."

As the range of starters is so large and diverse, it can often be difficult or inconvenient to quickly locate the required design, leading to longer periods of inactivity for the business along with more extensive flood damage while the correct starter is sourced. It is possible to purchase an entire range of starters that could potentially be needed though this is costly both in terms of initial outlay and required storage space.

Although it is not possible for economic reasons to produce a truly universal starter Ralspeed supply the closest possible alternative - our 'Wide Ranging Overload' which can be used for any motor size and will therefore fulfil most requirements.

The innovative design of our 'Wide Ranging Overload' allows it to be installed in the front for all varieties of starter, including soft, direct online and VSD, with zero compromise on safety and performance. Many starters are used in highly-demanding situations; these can be particularly harsh where flooding is concerned. Earth-leakage protection must therefore be installed and this is built into the 'Wide Ranging Overload'. 

For some companies, the investment in a universal starter may not be feasible as, for instance, it may only be very occasionally required. In order to meet this need, Ralspeed also offer the 'Wide Ranging Overload'  as part of our dedicated hire fleet. Offering immediate delivery, competitive pricing and guaranteed quality, Ralspeed continue to build on our reputation as one of the best control gear and starter hire and sale companies in the UK.

For more information on the universal starter, please contact our expert customer service team on 01254 582345 or email sales@ralspeed.com.

24th January 2014, 10:44
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