Flooding persisted in some areas until January 2012 and resulted in a total of 815 deaths and 13.6 million people affected. Sixty-five of Thailand's 77 provinces were declared flood disaster zones and over 20,000 square kilometers of farmland was damaged. The disaster has been described as the worst flooding yet in terms of the amount of water and people affected. Entire industrial areas were out of production, but in 2012 the Industry reacted with surprisingly fast recovery.The Hollow Glass factory in Ayutthaya, that belongs to the BGI Group, had most of its production equipment damaged and needed to be repaired or replaced. In February 2012, the water level marks, 2 meters high, were still clearly seen on factory walls. Among the facilities, the Vacuum System had completely been restored with 3 new UV50 vacuum pumps. The Pneumofore solution allowed the easy installation and immediate start-up, at the end of February the units were commissioned trouble-free within one day, to full customer's satisfaction.
UV50 Ayutthaya Glass March 2012 Severe flooding occurred during the 2011 monsoon season in Thailand.
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