One of the common problems in STP plants in India is the sheer lack of them and secondly, it is the inefficient operation of the plants. Too many plants in India fail within the first few years because these are not managed well. The reason lies mainly in the mismanagement of the plants, the lack of understanding of its operations and the lack of vision.
However, it is crucial that we pinpoint these challenges. With a critically depleting supply of water and an exploding population, the management of wastewater through STP cannot be ignored by either the public or the private sector. Understanding the challenges will go a long way in solving the challenges for STP plants manufacturer India:
Lack of training
STP plants today can come in pretty complicated mechanisms. Some of these use complicated technology that needs regular monitoring. Unfortunately, most personnel on the STP plants are rarely trained to handle such hi-tech plants. Even those who are trained are rarely given regular training on updated processes.
Typically, every plant must have staff with some basic working knowledge, someone with advanced knowledge and access to expert help. At the very least every member of the staff, including the operator and the supervisor, must have the working knowledge of the plant. They must know how to operate it, the role of each part, preventive mechanisms installed and the warning signs that indicate any malfunction.
After this come the advanced knowledge personnel. These are people who can troubleshoot the moment something goes wrong. This staff is trained to take immediate action in case of any trouble. Supervisors, in charge of the running of the plant, must have at least this advanced knowledge.
Finally, we have the experts who know the ins and outs of a plant. Because large plants that cannot afford to stay inactive for long, such experts must be on ground and accessible at all times. Smaller plants may keep someone from the STP plants manufacturer India on consultancy basis. These are usually the engineers or plant experts at the site. Experts are necessary to see that complex treatments procedures are carried out as per the plant’s parameters and in ensuring regular maintenance.
Lack of plant monitoring
STP plants need careful and regular monitoring at all times to ensure that the right conditions are met for plant operations and to see that it is working in the way it is meant to. Given the deplorable condition of feed water in most plants in India, the inadequate monitoring of the plants is dangerous.
This requires constant monitoring of feed water, especially the silt density index, pressure drop at different stages, normalized permeate flow and the percentage of salt rejection. These parameters are related to the supervision of the feed water, impurities that are found, the performance of the membrane, the percentage of fouling, the salt rejection and so on.
These are important parameters that give us an indication of the efficiency of the plant, its daily working. Regular monitoring is essential to ensure that any fluctuations are spotted immediately. Lack of monitoring will ensure that these signs are not caught in time, the performance becomes well below par and the plant eventually fails.
When it comes to STP plants, one size does not fit all. There are many parameters when deciding the type of plant suitable for a particular population or location. These include the population levels, level of water fouling, type of feed water, budget, space and so on. There are other factors that must be included to ensure that the plant uses its resources in the best possible manner and allows for easy monitoring.
The plants also need comprehensive instrumentation. This is important for both operational and monitoring of its functions. Different instruments are used to monitor feed water temperature, pressure, conductivity as well as permeate pressure, flow rate and conductivity. Plant design should not just allow for monitoring, but also facilitate regular cleaning.
This can be easily solved by hiring an expert STP plants manufacturers India. Alternatively, you must approach experts on STP plants, designs and operations. There are new methods and the requirements for personnel, design and training are changing all the time.
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