Martin Mere Wetlands & Wildfowl Trust

We are thrilled to share the details of our project at Martin Mere Wetlands & Wildfowl Trust, where we implemented inflow and outflow pump controls. The project had specific system requirements aimed at optimizing pump operations and enhancing control measures.

Pump House System Requirements:

Replacement of Original Controls: Our task was to replace the original star/delta pump controls and tank level monitoring with new inverter speed control drives and ultrasonic sensors. This upgrade allowed for more precise and efficient control of the pumps.

Rainfall Monitoring and Control: We incorporated a rainfall and rain quantity monitoring system to provide additional control measures for pump utilization. This enabled a proactive approach to managing water levels based on rainfall conditions.

User-Friendly Remote Dashboard: We developed a user-friendly remote dashboard facility that showcases all the features of pump control and system measurements. This comprehensive interface provides easy access to real-time data and facilitates effective system monitoring and control.

Three-Stage Reaction Strategy: A three-stage reaction strategy was configured to respond to increasing rainfall, providing flood protection for the Mere. This proactive approach helps mitigate the risk of flooding and safeguards the wetlands.

Adjustable Time Programs: We implemented fully adjustable time programs for pump control, allowing for precise controllability based on specific operational needs.

New control panels

New control panels

Speed controls

Speed controls

Interactive dashboard

Rain strategy

The outcomes of this project have been remarkable:

Energy Savings: The implementation of speed control drives for the pumps has resulted in significant energy savings, reducing running costs by over 50%. This energy-efficient approach ensures responsible resource management and cost reduction.

Improved Water Quality: The controlled water flow around the Mere has led to remarkable improvements in water quality. By allowing natural reed beds to filter the water and remove pollutants, the project has contributed to enhancing the overall ecological health of the wetlands.

Reduced Flood Risk: The ability to control water levels during periods of high rainfall has substantially reduced the risk of flooding. This proactive flood protection measure safeguards the wetlands and enhances their resilience.

We are proud to have delivered a project that combines energy efficiency, ecological stewardship, and flood risk management at Martin Mere Wetlands & Wildfowl Trust. Our collaboration has resulted in substantial benefits, from cost savings to environmental enhancements.