Over the last five years building work has continued at Reef Island in Bahrain and this year Flovac has added its proprietary wireless monitoring system to assist the operations group with troubleshooting the system.
When design work commenced on the Reef Island project in 2008 many engineers suggested that vacuum systems could not be designed to handle flows coming from high rise buildings such as those being planned at Reef Island.
The developer at Reef island was planning a number of high rise apartment blocks which included 8, 16 and 32 story blocks. There was also a plan for a 55 story building on the reclaimed land site.
As Flovac had previously done a number of high flow projects including the world’s first in Bangkok, Thailand; ( See Thailand Project details) there had also been a number of other high flow projects including oil refineries, industrial area’s , schools, hotels, shopping centres and hospitals.
Ensuring that the flows do not steal vacuum from other lots upstream and sticking to a limited flow per valve has ensured that the Reef Island project has run smoothly and handled the flows easily.