Large Solution Mining Company Protects
Employees from Electric Shock Near Pumping Station
Solution mining requires a constant supply of water. A large solution mining company has pump stations located near the water supply to pump the water in for processing. The water needs to be filtered before it is pumped to the mine so there is a filter screening the water intake. Even though a second filter is installed inside the pumping station, rocks, sand and debris still get into the station. Typically once a year, an employee must clean the debris out of the sump with the help of a submersible pump. Having a submersible pump running while the employee is cleaning leaves them at risk for electrical shock. The Industrial Shock-Block™ was the solution. They mounted the EGFPD on the wall inside the pumping station along the river bank. Because the Industrial Shock-Block™ is lightweight, the wall-mount installation among the electrical cabinets worked for this application. Now when a worker goes into the pumping station to clean the sump, they will be protected by the Industrial Shock-Block™.