To celebrate its 99th birthday, Tomlinson Hall is to give £99 for old pumps, and give the money from scrapping them to the RNLI. Tomlinson Hall hopes the scheme will save end users money by encouraging them to swap from older, less energy efficient pumps.
In what it is calling the ’99 for 99’ initiative, the UK-based pump manufacturer and distributer will replace an old pump with one of their DEPA air operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps, it will then safely dispose of the old pump and donate the scrap value to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Participation in the scheme is on the condition that a DEPA pump is bought by the operator to replace the old one.
Colin Simpson, business development director of Tomlinson Hall, said in a statement: “Pumps use vast amounts of energy but many businesses run older, potentially inefficient pumps which could be replaced by more energy efficient models: this can have a real long term impact on both running costs and carbon footprint. Our new scrappage scheme can therefore help businesses to save energy and support them in reducing their environmental impact, while overcoming the challenges they may have in de-installing and safely disposing of their old pumps.”
DEPA pumps are made by Crane and are only distributed in the UK by Tomlinson Hall. In a press release the company emphasised the pumps’ reliability and efficiency. They come in a range of materials and configurations, including steel pumps, cast metal pumps, non-metal pumps and powder pumps. DEPA pumps are meant to be able to be used across a range of applications.
Those wanting to participate can send their old pumps to the company or Tomlinson Hall will de-install the pumps on-site.