TechnoAlpin pumping plants - a model of reliability
The pumping plant is probably the most customized part of a snow-making system. It depends on the local water resources, the size of the system and on countless other factors. At the same time the pumping plant is the engine which drives the system. Any problems or failures here will bring the snow-making system down. It is therefore of fundamental importance not to leave anything to chance when it comes to the pumping plant.
Full snow coverage is essential nowadays to the success of a ski resort. The windows of opportunity for snow generation can only be exploited to the full by a reliable and fully automatic system. Reliability is therefore the top priority for the pumping plants more than any other part of the system. Even the best snow guns cannot perform without an efficient and guaranteed water supply. As such, the pumping plant is the heart of any snow-making system and cannot be an afterthought.
Consequently, every TechnoAlpin pumping plant is a tailor-made solution adapted to the site conditions in any given situation. A team of expert designers and project managers draw up the master plan for each system, specifying the dimensions for the pumping plants in each individual case.
A pumping plant must function in any circumstances. Regardless of the outside conditions, the water supply must be guaranteed in any event. Failure is not an option. TechnoAlpin pumping plants are therefore designed to operate on standby with the safety circuits active at all times. All the plant parts are also in a safe state at zero current, i.e. either normally open or normally closed.
Every TechnoAlpin pumping plant has its own control unit with the software adapted to individual specifications. The pumping plants are linked with the ATASSplus data transmission system, thus making optimum use of the increasingly shorter windows of opportunity for snow generation. Remote maintenance is also possible via VPN or via the internet from the TechnoAlpin base. As such, the service engineers can provide the best possible support if there are any problems.
TechnoAlpin works closely with its suppliers in order to meet the high levels of demand. The components are constantly being developed and refined. TechnoAlpin invests the experience it has gained over 20 years in every part of the plant. The exacting demands of snow-making technology can only be met by a pumping plant made with high-quality component parts. In order to illustrate the point, we will now take a closer look at a pumping plant: Pumping plant diagram.
Fault-free operation can only be guaranteed by optimum interaction of all components. High-end components guarantee quality which pays for itself.