Triark Pumps has been shortlisted for the new Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades Association awards’ innovation category.
The company has been cited for its pneumatic foam generator which can reproduce building block style concrete in a more liquid form that can be mixed onsite.
Managing director David Rozee remarked: “We are incredibly proud of our highly regarded service provision, but to gain recognition by the AEMT Awards Judging Panel for our ‘engineered solutions’, is nothing short of fantastic.
“It is further testament to the skill and effort expended by the Triark team every day, in its pursuit of excellence.”
Triark was asked by a leading concrete supply company to enable it to fill safely a large hole in a landfill site. Using an air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pump it developed the foam generator attached to cement mixers.
Water and foaming agent are drawn separately into the pump to produce the pre-foaming solution forced at high pressure through a lance. The resulting foam has a volume 20-25 times that of the pre-foamed solution and is mixed into the mortar slurry to make lightweight foamed concrete.
Added Rozee: “These days, we’re often presented with small yet challenging applications, but this project was particularly interesting.