Pump engineers travel the world
When it comes to snow-making systems, TechnoAlpin takes care of everything. This naturally also applies to pumping plants which are the heart of these systems. Once again this year, TechnoAlpin engineers have done a great job. Existing pumping plants have been expanded and new pumping plants have been built for around 190 systems.
The biggest challenge for pumping plant experts is the short amount of time they have available, as pumps can only be installed once the buildings are completed. In general, pumping plants in the northern hemisphere have to be operational by the end of October. This is where TechnoAlpin's longstanding experience and good organizational skills pay off. Up to eight teams can be engaged in hydraulic and electric commissioning around the world. The fact that each pumping plant uses the same components makes their work much easier. A whole series of components have to be perfectly compatible for the systems to work reliably. This being the case, it is naturally beneficial for all the components to come from a single source. TechnoAlpin has developed the control system, PLC software, electronics and hydraulics itself. This means no surprises or unknown components for the teams, which in turn makes them fast and flexible. The use of uniform components and connection with the ATASSplus data control system also means that remote maintenance from TechnoAlpin's head office is possible. As such, the service engineers can provide the best possible support if there are any problems.
Should problems arise, customers can contact TechnoAlpin's experts on the Central Service Number +39 0471 550 534. The uniform standards are also extremely beneficial when it comes to providing on-site assistance; there are no unknown components that have to be examined first.
Reliability is essential for pumping plants. 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. The increasingly brief windows of opportunity for snow generation can only be exploited to the full by a reliable and fully automatic system. The exacting demands of snow-making technology can only be met by a pumping plant built with high-quality components.