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Client Water Reclamation Plant

Location Southeast, USA

Sectors Utilities

The challenge

How to repair equipment while production stays online

This water reclamation plant runs a massive operation – and to do that, it relies on 14,000 diffusers, pushing air through 9 zones, in 4 different aeration basins.

Over time, the system gets clogged with debris and the joints start leaking, making it impossible to carry on without urgent maintenance. Usually that means switching everything off until a clearout is complete, but that would also mean a backlog of dirty water.

Instead, the plant needed a way to fix the system while it continued to run at full operation.


Project fact file



5500 cu. ft.

Air supplied per minute

0 hrs


The solution

Alternating backup air-blowing systems to keep air and water flowing

To keep the plant running, we needed to create a massive, alternating air supply for three different basins at any one time. This was no small feat – the air supply had to be at least 5500 cubic feet per minute, at 8 psi.

To achieve this, we brought in six air compressors and 16 fuel tanks. These were monitored closely by our onsite technician and serviced every 250 hours, ensuring the project went off without a hitch. 


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The impact

Operations stayed online and maintenance was completed ahead of schedule

The customer was initially overwhelmed by the thought of this task, as they had no idea how to go about completing maintenance without shutting down the entire facility. After consulting with our engineers and reviewing the solutions we proposed, they quickly found the peace of mind to focus their efforts on the necessary maintenance and entrusted us to keep the power on.

Not only did they manage to clean and fix all their machinery without any downtime, the backup system turned out to be so effective that they completed the entire project two days ahead of time.


“At Aggreko we know how to assist companies in keeping the operations running at full capacity while they perform maintenance without downtime."

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