Tampa Lift stations can be made up of many different types of materials. Components of lift stations generally include a housing, pumps, level-sensing probes, pressure sensors, control systems, and stand-by generators.
The Housing is a well, casing, or structure within which the pump and other lift station components are housed. Wells and similar structures designed for wastewater or sewage applications are typically made of concrete and are designed to be buried below ground.
The Pumps (one or more depending on the size of the station) provide the actual pumping power to the lift station. Pumps may be submersible or external depending on the application of the pump.
Submersible pumps are designed to function inside the water source. They are less expensive and easier to install.
External pumps operate outside the reservoir or tank. They are typically more energy efficient and are easier to service when maintenance is required.
Level-sensing probes are used to sense the fluid level of the Tampa lift station‘s reservoir or tank. In addition to providing readouts for analysis and operations, these sensors may initiate a function when the liquid reaches a certain level, such as turning on the pump(s) or setting off an alarm.
Pressure sensors are designed to provide fluid pressure readings for a certain part of the process.
Control systems are used along with sensors to control lift station system operation.
Stand-by generators are used in conjunction with Tampa lift stations to provide pumping power should the external power source of the station be lost.