70th anniversary Customer Open Day

This year marks a major milestone for the company as we celebrate our 70th anniversary. We had a lot of activities lined up to celebrate this major milestone. One of the activities was a Customer Open day that took place on Friday, 13th May.

We had invited our major suppliers, both from overseas and local, as well as our major customers from the various departments and branches in Kenya to showcase the various products and technologies that we have on offer. Of particular interest was the iDayliff monitoring system that drew a lot of interest from the guests.

It was also a chance to officially open our new building named the Dayliff building. The building has a floor space of 1500m2 and will host our HR and training center, logistics and supply teams and the expanded canteen that has a capacity of 180 people. The building was officially opened by the guest of honor, Dr. Abbas Gullet, the secretary general of the Kenya Red Cross Society. The building features the runs the latest in green technology as well as other state of the art features. It has solar PV electricity and solar heated water. It also has a wireless telephony system that will see employees use soft phone instead of desk phones saving the company a huge expense.

The open day was attended by over 200 guests. Our overseas suppliers represented included Grundfos (represented by Lee Carlinand David Githendu), Pedrollo, (represented by Dr. Moustapha Tounkara and Andrea Abagnato), Dab Pumps (represented byCarlo Fuccela), Midas (represented by Elena Jakobson), Yanan (represented by Bella Zheng and Owen Lu), Lorentz (represented by Kai Reinecke) and Davey pumps (represented by Murray Jones & Ahmad Mushtak). In attendance also was the high commissioner of Zambia to Kenya HE Brenda Muntemba who commended the work done by Davis & Shirtliff in both Kenya and Zambia.

The occasion also was used to hand over the various projects that the company undertook under its CSR initiative to the various beneficiaries. The beneficiaries were Life Spring Christian academy from Kibera, Karen technical training school for the deaf and to a community in Namanga supported by Wellaware nonprofit making organization. The projects would go a long way in supporting the community and improving their lives in-line with our slogan. Check below for the photo gallery. You can also check out our social media account to see how the event unfolded on Twitter and Facebook


Equipping your borehole part 2

This is part 2 of the borehole equipping, commissioning and maintenance process. We covered part 1 earlier. You can revisit it byclicking here. Once we receive the Borehole Completion Record (BCR) from you, as issued by the local Water Resource Management Authority (WRMA) office, usually through the driller, we shall then use the information in it to make a proposal for the most suitable equipment for your borehole.

In addition to the BCR, we shall also need to know the following from your particular site:-

i. Your source and type of power available

ii. Distance between the borehole and power source

iii. Distance between the borehole and delivery tank

iv. Elevation of delivery tank above the wellhead

There are several sources of power:

1. Mains (KPLC) – This could be either single or three phase

2. Generator – either single or three phase

3. Renewable Energy (Solar/Wind) – supplied in single or three phase

4. Combination of any of the above sources

In areas that are off-grid, we propose Solar/Wind and/or generator.

Key items included in the proposal will be as listed below:

a. Pump

b. Drop pipes

c. Drop cable & accessories

d. Control panel

e. Installation accessories may include:

i. Wellhead

ii. Water meter

iii. Airline pipes

iv. Electrodes, and

v. Float switch

Borehole pumping has developed and now we have remote monitoring and control available, at the touch of a button. We now offer a solution known as iDayliff, available as an option for those who wish to have this enhanced functionality. The iDayliff option provides users with specific information about the operation of their pumping system and remote control anytime, anywhere.

Installation and commissioning.
During installation, the Borehole Installation Team is mobilized and material transported to the site for installation. Once the pump is installed and connected to the power source, testing is done for an appropriate period and key operation parameters recorded, after which a detailed operation and maintenance manual is issued.

You can quickly contact us if you need a proposal for your borehole by clicking here.

Credits – Peter Munyoki, borehole