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Yorkshire Water Framework Agreement improves efficiency and reduces monitoring costs

Posted: Friday 9th January 2009

Yorkshire Water Services and leading analytical instrumentation manufacturer HACH LANGE signed a Framework Agreement in August 2007 and now that this has been in place for over a year, both companies are reporting significant benefits from the collaboration.

The agreement is for the design, supply, installation, training, testing and commissioning of water monitoring instrumentation for the environmental business unit, including the Solitax suspended solids sensor, the LDO dissolved oxygen probe, the Sonatax sludge level detector and associated controllers.

HACH LANGE was selected by Yorkshire Water Services because of its impressive track record in the industry, its technical ability and the process expertise that the company is able to provide.

Rob Bainbridge, FFD Instrumentation Contract Manager at Yorkshire Water Services, explained why the agreement has been so beneficial: “We have improved efficiency because we now work with a smaller number of suppliers. This has resulted in both saved time and a reduction in maintenance, monitoring and operational costs.

“The Framework Agreement with HACH LANGE is a good example of the way in which we like to work in cooperation with our suppliers; having established agreement on price, product performance and service quality levels, a much lower level of administrative effort is required to ensure the smooth operation of our procurement activities. More importantly, however, our operational staff can be confident that our instrumentation will meet or exceed the required performance standards.”

HACH LANGE’s John Moroney added: “The monitoring of suspended solids, sludge and dissolved oxygen are key to the efficient running of wastewater treatment plants. Accurate data helps to reduce costs such as treatment chemicals and energy and also improves the quality of discharge compliance monitoring.

We were contacted by Yorkshire Water Services as part of a comprehensive appraisal of the various instruments on the market and as a result, our products were included in the assessments. Naturally, we were delighted to learn that our participation had been successful.

“Having worked closely with Yorkshire Water for over a year, we now have an in-depth understanding of their needs, which means that we are able to deliver a far more comprehensive service than simply the supply of instrumentation; we are able to anticipate their ongoing needs and we have trained their staff to get the most out of their equipment, which means improved accuracy, longer maintenance intervals and negligible down-time.

"We have Framework Agreements in place with most of the UK's water Companies and the benefits that Yorkshire Water Services experience are typical of this type of agreement.”

Tel +44(0)161 872 1487,

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info@hach-lange.co.uk
www.hach-lange.co.uk




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