Thern® Collaborates with Tri State to Provide a Pump Hoist at Put-In-Bay
The Water/Wastewater department at Thern® Inc consistently solve challenges customers face in the field. Most importantly, this resourceful team always considers the conditions of the job site to recommend the best Thern equipment for the application. The Water/Wastewater team often works with Tri State Tool and Hoist, an equipment distributor based in Ohio. For example, Thern recently worked with Tri State to provide a pump hoist solution on a job site that will provide vital information about Lake Erie.
Ohio State University’s Research Center contracted Tri State to provide equipment for their current project. The equipment will be installed on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, otherwise known as Put-In-Bay.
The client was looking for a lifting solution for a specialized pump made in the United Kingdom. These pumps are submersible and feature self-cleaning intake filters. When submerged, the pumps gather lake water and move it into large tanks. Researches will study the water in the tanks to better understand the aquatic ecosystem functions of Lake Erie.
To provide maintenance, the specialized pumps will be raised and lowered into the Lake at the end of the docks. However, the current of Lake Erie is very strong and the water is corrosive and hard on equipment. Therefore, the client needed a lifting solution that will withstand the harsh elements of the lake’s environment.
Thern’s Solution: Pump Hoist
Tri State specified Thern for the job because they wanted a reliable davit crane that could hold its own against the conditions of Lake Erie. As a result, Thern Commander 2000s were installed to lift and lower the pumps. The installed Thern Commanders feature a 3-part epoxy finish, a non-corrosive finish that will endure the conditions of Put-In-Bay.