07/11/2023DAB's NOVA and FEKA Submersible Pumps to the Rescue
Defending Against Floods: DAB's NOVA and FEKA Submersible Pumps to the Rescue
The recent devastating floods in South Africa have highlighted the urgent need for effective flood management solutions. With heavy rainfall and extreme weather conditions wreaking havoc on homes, businesses, and infrastructure, homeowners in South Africa and around the world need to be prepared for the unexpected. In this article, we'll delve into the South African flood situation and introduce DAB's NOVA and FEKA domestic submersible pumps as reliable solutions to combat the challenges posed by flooding.
The South African Flood Crisis:
The floods in South Africa in February-March 2023, triggered by the La Niña weather phenomenon, impacted seven provinces, including Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, and North West. These floods led to casualties, damaged homes, businesses, infrastructure, and farmlands. Moreover, heavy rainfall and gale-force winds in South Africa's Western Cape in late September further compounded the issue, resulting in fatalities, electrocution incidents, and extensive damage.
The Need for Effective Flood Management:
In the face of such natural disasters, it's imperative for homeowners and authorities to adopt proactive measures to prevent and manage flooding. Faulty drainage systems, clogged toilets, sinks, and showers are often culprits behind home flooding. Leaky gutters, damaged pipes, and wastewater overflows can also contribute to water damage. Additionally, properties falling below the municipal wastewater line can require specialised pumps to manage the situation effectively.
DAB's NOVA and FEKA Submersible Pumps:
For homeowners seeking a reliable solution to address flooding and water-related emergencies, DAB's NOVA and FEKA domestic submersible pumps offer a powerful defence. These pumps have been designed to commemorate DAB's 40 years in the industry, boasting enhanced reliability, robustness, and ergonomic features.
NOVA - A Versatile Solution:
NOVA, with an open impeller, is ideal for managing clean and waste water with solids measuring up to 10mm. It can be used to empty tanks, vats, and cisterns, drain flooded basements, and prevent flooding when installed in rainwater wells. It's also an essential tool for emergency situations, efficiently draining water from flooded rooms.
FEKA - Tackling Tough Challenges:
The FEKA line, featuring a backflowing impeller, is designed to handle clean and waste water with solids measuring up to 25mm. It offers similar applications as NOVA, including emptying tanks, draining flooded areas, and preventing flooding. In cases involving mud or detritus, FEKA proves to be a valuable asset in emergency water removal.
Key Features of NOVA and FEKA Pumps:
1. Premium Performance: Both NOVA and FEKA pumps are equipped with high-quality components, including an oil chamber triple seal and lubricated bearings, ensuring optimal performance.
2. Better Corrosion Protection: With a motor in AISI 304 stainless steel and a shaft in AISI 431 steel, NOVA and FEKA pumps are resilient against corrosion, even in the harshest conditions.
3. Ease of Use:These submersible pumps are lightweight and compact, suitable for fixed and mobile installations, featuring connectors for vertical and horizontal delivery.As we’ve witnessed in South Africa over the past couple of months, being prepared for flooding is not an option but a necessity. DAB's NOVA and FEKA domestic submersible pumps emerge as dependable and efficient tools to combat the challenges posed by extreme weather and flooding. By proactively investing in these reliable solutions, we can protect our homes and businesses, ensuring safety, stability, and dryness even in the face of nature's fiercest storms. Don't wait for the next flood – safeguard your home with DAB's NOVA and FEKA pumps.