Biffa – PPS Range

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Project Description

“Biffa were able to overcome a design challenge by utilising the custom built PPS range from Crest Pumps Group.”

Biffa PLC is one of the UK’s largest waste management firms, providing collections, landfill, recycling and specialist waste services.

Biffa were building a new anaerobic digestion plant in Cannock, Staffordshire. The site would accommodate over 120,000 tonnes of food waste per annum producing over 5 megawatts of electricity, enough to satisfy the demand of over 10,000 homes in the area.

Biffa enquired to Crest Pumps Group because of our ability to customise all process pumps at our UK manufacturing plant. Crest organised a site visit to the anaerobic digestion plant and worked closely with Biffa design engineers to fully understand their process difficulties.

As a result, Crest Pumps Group supplied two PPS 200 pumps with an extended column length of 4.5 meters to pump a chemical mix from a deep sump used to erode food waste into biogases. Due to the nature of the chemical mix, the PPS was built in polypropylene material to ensure long lasting corrosion resistance.

Biffa overcame design challenges by utilising the Crest pumps range of vertical pumps that are built to stand the test of time even when pumping harsh and acidic chemicals. Over the 5 years the pump has been installed, the PPS has needed little maintenance and continues to perform optimally.


Chemical – Chemical applications include chemical transfer, dosing, re-circulation, filtration, fume scrubbing and tanker off-loading.
Petrochemical – Previous petrochemical installations include high temperature, high pressure, highly viscous applications as well as chemical injection, re-circulation, off-loading and solid handling.
Water Treatment – Providing reliable process pumps to the UK’s largest wastewater treatment providers, for chemical transfer, desalination, reverse osmosis, water treatment and tanker unloading.
Pharmaceutical – Pharmaceutical companies have relied on Crest Pumps to provide pumps for ATEX requirements, chemical injection, CIP pumping, solid handling, high viscous medias and highly toxic applications.
Biofuels – Fully ATEX certified process pumps for transfer of liquids in explosive atmospheres, solids handling, tanker unloading, recirculation and transfer.
Energy Generation – Pumps supplied for various energy generation applications, including wind turbine, solar, and Vanadium redox flow batteries.
Marine – Centrifugal pumps supplied for various below deck applications including ballast water treatment, electrolysis, desalination and sea water cooling systems.

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