Lowering the rail tracks beneath the road created the need for Pump Stations to remove drainage water from the underpasses.
CPB Contractors engaged Aquatec to design and construct turn key Pump Stations for Furlong Road, Main Road and Blackburn Road that met industry standards. Aquatec’s End-to-End solution included Pump Station design, mechanical and electrical fitout and final commissioning to Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) requirements
"We were very happy with the service and experience provided by Aquatec. Aquatec worked with us from start to finish, assisting with drawings and overseeing the installation and commissioning. Being a turn key product, the installation process was very simple. Aquatec worked to our construction program and adapted quickly to constraints on site.”
Salam Al Mulla - CPB Contractors
Level Crossing Removal Project
Furlong Main Blackburn Heatherdale
Aquatec Pump Stations installed for drainage of groundwater, stormwater or sewage...
Pump Station Requirements
Aquatec worked along with Aurecon to help develop a Pump Station specification that would meet the requirements of MTM. This had to take into consideration safety and maintenance requirements, layout and location of the Pump Station. The limited area of the Pump Station locations meant that customised solutions had to be made to accomodate. For the Blackburn Rd Pump Stations, we offset the valve chamber and loose supplied the covers so that they could be mounted to suit the contour of the underpass
Due to the constraints of space on site, Aquatec recognised the need for a solution that protects personnel from the risks involved with Pump Station maintenance.
One of the key innovations was a handrail system built in to the lid. This fold up safety grate provides four-sided access protection, compliant to handrail height requirement of 900mm and saves maintenance crews bringing their own barriers to site each time they open the pump station.
Pump Station Information
Blackburn Road - Drainage Concrete Pump Station: 2.3mØ x 5.78m deep: 480L/s flow
Blackburn Road - Groundwater Fibreglass Pump Station: 1.0mØ x 6.0m deep: 2L/s flow
Blackburn Road - Pedestrian Underpass Fibreglass Pump Station: 1.8mØ x 3.5m deep: 50L/s flow
Main Road - Drainage Concrete Pump Station: 3.2mØ x 9.74m deep: 490L/s flow
Furlong Road - Drainage Concrete Pump Station: 3.2mØ x 10.74m deep: 440L/s