Severn Trent Services Provides Chlorination System for Largest 2012 Tap Water Project in Chengdu, China

Capital Controls chlorination system will help Seventh Tap Water Plant address the growth of urban water consumption and meet stringent safety requirements.

SHANGHAI, China – Severn Trent Services, a leading global supplier of water and wastewater solutions, recently signed a contract to provide its Capital Controls® technology, a turnkey chlorination system, for the first construction phase of the Chengdu Seventh Tap Water Plant in Chengdu, China. With accelerating urbanization, the demand for water in the southwest China city has reached the upper limit of current water supply capacity. Increasing the water supply output for Chengdu before the peak water consumption period during the summer months is now an urgent requirement. For the past 20 years, Severn Trent Services has provided chlorination solutions for approximately 95 percent of all potable water treatment plants in Chengdu, including the city's Second Plant, Fifth Plant and Sixth Plant. The company's extensive experience in meeting regulatory standards and operating guidelines with its leading technologies was a primary reason for its selection. The Capital Controls chlorination system will provide the Seventh Tap Water Plant, the largest chlorination system installation in Chengdu, with a cost-effective, end-to-end system.

The designed capacity of the plant's first-phase of construction is 500,000 tons/day. In order to address growing water consumption, the plant’s long-term capacity will reach up to one million tons/day. Delivery of the project is scheduled for April 2013.

The chlorination system includes three Capital Controls Model 71V3000 liquid chlorine vaporizers. This is the only vaporizer in the industry with a Pressure Vessel Special Equipment Manufacturing License, approved by the People's Republic of China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. The vaporizer meets stringent safety requirements, ensuring normal chlorine dosage of the plant and large-dose operation using break point chlorination under exceptional circumstances. The system also includes 13 Capital Controls Model FX4045 chlorinators, which implement opening and closing operations at the direction of the Model 1450 controller. The controller receives electrical input signals from the flow meter, and it automatically adjusts the control valve to maintain the residual chlorine level within the mandated range.

About Severn Trent Services

Severn Trent Services ( with global headquarters in Fort Washington, Pa., USA, is a leading supplier of water and wastewater solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies and contract operating services. Our operating services business provides contract operation and support for all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies. Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company.

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