Beating the Floods - The Ralspeed Hire Fleet
Posted: Sep 26, 2014
The recent heavy rain across the country has led to a sharp rise in the need for soft starters as a range of pumps are used to remove water from affected areas. As such incidents are isolated, it makes sense for some operators to hire starters instead of purchasing outright; the Ralspeed hire fleet is designed to fully meet these needs.
The Ralspeed hire service offers complete flexibility and cost-effectiveness for companies requiring starters, including soft starters and variable speed drives, for a limited period of time. We have included our entire range of control panels in the regularly-maintained fleet, all of which are ideal for resolving any breakdowns and providing extensive savings in terms of energy costs. The units, which are freestanding to negate the need for complex securing, can be used in any indoor or outdoor environment and are fully guaranteed to offer the most professional results.
Somerset is particularly vulnerable to the effects of flooding due to its location, bordered by the Bristol Channel and the rivers Avon and Severn. An area that has been particularly badly-hit is the Somerset Levels, a wetland that is also known as Somerset Moors, where prolonged and intense storms have been occurring. The extreme weather here is reflective of conditions experienced elsewhere in the country; this winter has been the wettest in more than a hundred years according to the Met Office.
The figures released by the Met Office show that the United Kingdom has received 19.2 inches of rain this winter, more than any other year since 1910. Almost every region in the country has seen higher-than-average rainfall, with at least six areas breaking previous records. Unfortunately, more unsettled and extreme weather is due to hit the UK soon, as reported by the Environment Agency, who also stated that the "risk of flooding will be slow to disappear".
The government has promised to offer as much support as is necessary to victims of flooding, including 100% business rates relief for the next three months for flooded company premises and council tax rebates to homeowners and tenants. Guarantees of reimbursement have been provided to councils in order that the relief effort can commence immediately. In Somerset, work has already begun to remove the millions of litres of floodwater.
A contractor involved with the relief efforts approached Ralspeed seeking two 160kW variable speed control panels on a hire basis which we were happy to quickly provide. The panels were couriered directly to the worst-hit area of Somerset where they have been providing a consistently-professional service since.
Our hire service is perfectly designed for incidents such as the recent heavy flooding in Somerset. The fleet is thoroughly maintained and guaranteed to offer the best solution at the most competitive price, providing instant and lasting results for as long as is necessary.
Content writer for Brick technology Ltd, Blackburn, Lancashire.