Ever wondered how slip rings are used in the wastewater industry? Our latest Base level education piece gives an understanding of how slip rings are used to optimise operations for water companies.
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A BGB collector column or slip ring's primary function is for the transfer of power & signal from stationary cables from the axis of rotation to the rotary scraper bridge. The slip ring transfers power to the scraper bridge drive motor and bridge-mounted control panels to allow the scraper to travel continuously through 360 degrees. Situated in the middle of the sedimentation tank or sludge tank, The collector column or slip ring assembly sits on the PST (Primary Settlement or sedimentation tank) bridge which in turn is designed to reduce the velocity of the wastewater flow, allowing heavier organic solids (called raw sludge) to settle. The slip ring allows the bridge (or sometimes the tank) to slowly rotate around its axis providing power and or signal without cables becoming tangled.
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