Last week, we introduced lift stations, and the sensors that power them. You can check out the introduction here. This week, we will discuss a common lift station application: simplex pump control.
Controlling pump activity on a simplex lift station is fairly straight forward, but there are a variety of approaches - some of which have great benefits and are relatively unknown.
For those who are new to lift stations, simplex is a fancy name for a one-pump lift station. Using one pump makes it cheaper, but it doesn’t have the capacity or the redundancy of a duplex lift station, which we will discuss next week. Today we'll discuss 4 different ways to use float switches, and the 3 different float switches that can be used.