TechnoAlpin's pump station: the heart of snow-making systems
Just like TechnoAlpin's fan guns and lances, pump stations also undergo constant improvement. The pump stations hold enormous potential for organising snowmaking in an economically advantageous way, due to their construction as well as in their maintenance and installation. In fact, to ensure perfect compatibility between all components, TechnoAlpin offers its services as a single supplier of complete solutions. TechnoAlpin deals with water supplies, installation of the tubes, lances, and fan guns, and finally, installation of the compressed air and pump stations.
In the pump station, the heart of every TechnoAlpin snow-making system, only extremely high quality components are used: Boll & Kirch filtering systems, KSB and Caprari pumps, Kaeser compressors and Siemens and ABB electric motors. However, the pump stations are not limited to just pumping. They are also able to take full advantage of existing or future buildings, and to optimise dimensions through detailed 3D planning. Air-conditioning of internal spaces is no less important than the decreased maintenance needs. A great deal of importance is also placed on the regulations in force at a national level, regarding, for example, water preparation. For all TechnoAlpin pump stations, the electrical cabinets include an easy to use display and/or touch screen. From a software point of view, all new and pre-existing pump stations can be integrated into the ATASS or ATASSplus control systems. These tools were developed by the TechnoAlpin programming team and therefore are precisely tailored to the technical needs of snow-making. Over the years, solutions have been developed for the most varied regulation systems, making the system safer and safer. Each command is programmed based on the system's and the client's needs. TechnoAlpin has twenty years of experience in constructing systems and so is able to take advantage of its knowledge during its development activities. Just in the last year, more than 150 pump station projects were completed.
Fig.: Even the Levi pump station in Finland, the northern-most World Cup location, was developed by the snow experts.