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Operational risks in a pressure boosting system

Poor control of the boosting operation can damage pumps and cause pipes to leak. Over time, this can result in excessive water consumption, spiralling costs, and even indoor flooding. But there is a way to take control and avoid these risks in a boosting system – The SCALA Pumps.

Watch the video and see how you can avoid these operational risks in a domestic pressure booster system



Operational risks in a boosting system

Boosting pumps are not built to run without water. If the water storage tank runs empty or water supplied from the city water mains is insufficient, it can cause the pump to run without water, which will likely cause it to overheat and ultimately, break. 

Water leakages from pipes in the system can cause damage in the home and in worst cases, result in indoor flooding. Even a leaking toilet or a dripping garden tap can consume a significant amount of potable water and reduce pump lifetime if left unnoticed. This can create accumulative costs for homeowners both in repairs to the property and extensive water bills.



A pump engineered by intelligent design

It is possible to avoid these operational risks if the booster solution can detect them and react accordingly ahead of time. Built to protect the boosting system, the SCALA1 and SCALA2 incorporate several protection features and functions that can be seen on the operating panel (SCALA2) and in the GO Remote app (SCALA1) as alarms. These alarms do not necessarily indicate damage to the pump. In most cases, they alert the user to an issue in the system that requires attention. For instance, the dry running alarm may indicate insufficient water supply without running dry. This allows issues to be dealt with before they cause any damage.

Dry-run protection or water shortage:

  • The SCALA1 and SCALA2 offer a built-in dry-running protection function that will deactivate the pump and alert the user to the lack of water in the installation. 
  • Max run time and anti-cycling feature deactivates the pump if the pump detects signs of leakage or pipe burst in the system. By deactivating the pump after an allotted time, the risk of water leakage when running home appliances will be reduced. 

With a SCALA pump, you get operation safety protection and functions that ensure optimal comfort throughout the home, saving money on water overconsumption and preventing damages to the property. It’s the pump engineered by intelligent design.

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