SIPOS Aids Sewage Control at Sydney STP

An actuator and gearbox combination from SIPOS Aktorik is aiding sewage flow control at Brooklyn STP in Sydney, Australia.
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Aug. 21, 2014 - PRLog -- The order is the latest in a series of Sydney Water contracts gained by Barron GJM, SIPOS’ agent for the region. Installed on a plant inlet valve, the actuation technology helps maintain water quality for the local population including Sydney’s central business district, which is situated approximately 50 kilometers south of the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP).

The plant inlet valve at the STP will remain in its open position. In the event of failure of any of the sewage treatment processes, a valve will divert flow to a storage tank: if the tank reaches capacity, an alarm will trigger closure of the valve. A UPS / battery back up on the actuator ensures that the emergency procedure is maintained, even in the event of power failure.

Commenting on Barron’s latest adoption of SIPOS’ variable speed actuation, Weyand Magnaye, Water Products Manager at Barron GJM Pty Ltd said:

“This is a prestigious and highly significant scheme. The STP provides a tertiary level treatment using membrane bioreactor technology and disinfection by ultraviolet light. Without satisfactory valve control, approximately 260ML of effluent would be discharged every year.

“SIPOS’ actuation technology was ideally suited for this installation as it supports the 240V single phase requirement of the site. Additionally, as this is a 240V actuator without a start-up current, a single phase UPS can be used for battery back-up. The actuator’s variable speed capability was also beneficial as it enabled us to meet the desired operating time during commissioning without changing hardware.”

Previous SIPOS actuator installation contracts managed by Barron for Sydney Water include Australia’s fourth largest sewage treatment plant where the actuators played a key role in a $150 million improvement programme at the North Head STP. Other Sydney schemes that have adopted SIPOS devices are Cronulla STP, Warragamba Water Filtration Plant (WFP), Quakers Hill STP and Nepean WFP.

SIPOS Aktorik GmbH, Im Erlet 2, D-90518 Altdorf, Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 9187 / 9227- 0 Fax +49 (0) 9187 / 9227-5111 Email:

Barron GJM 78 Dickson Avenue, Artarmon N.S.W 2064, Australia

Tel: +61 2 8437 4300 Fax: +61 2 8437 4333

Wendy Walmsley, Pressline
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