Airport Stormwater Gets Pumped By Mud Sucker Pumps

Storm water pump station for airlines and airports

Storm water pump station for airlines and airports

At airports around the world, storm water gets mixed with jet fuel during storms and must be properly pumped and treated before returning into the waterways. Most airports have stormwater pumping stations to prevent flood damage, protect the water supply and capture runoff before returning to canals, levee’s or the general water system.

Pump Systems for Airports
Wastecorp recently supplied our Mud Sucker double diaphragm pumps for an airport pump station upgrade in Pennsylvannia, USA. With santoprene diaphragms (designed to pump petrochemical residuals such as jet fuel), these pumps are well equipped to manage the high volume of water and debris that are frequent in the area. The 3FA-DD shown here is capable of transferring up to 160 GPM, with standard Siemens gear boxes and motors. Airlines, passengers and the general public can get on with their day a little easier after a storm with the Mud Sucker double diaphragm series.

Diaphragm Pump Parts for Any Make

Diaphragm Pump Parts for Any Make

Diaphragm Pump Parts for Any Make

Customers with other diaphragm pump makes have been calling in lately looking for spare parts kits, diaphragms and flappers for some makes and pump models that are either hard to find, or are no longer supported. Last week, Atlanta, GA emailed us with this question:

Hi, our construction company has six Homelite diaphragm pumps, two AMT Diaphragm pumps and three Mud Hog Model 305 E and 404. Can we get rebuild kits from Wastecorp for these diaphragm pumps? Thank you, Dave

Dave, Wastecorp offers several options for spare parts on AMT, Homelite and Mud Hog pumps. You need to check the model and serial number of the pump and then tell your Wastecorp pump parts representative what you are looking for. Continue reading

Pump Out for Water Tour Boats and Cruise Vessels

Pump Out for Cruise Ships and Water Tour Vessels

Pump Out for Cruise Ships and Water Tour Vessels



Pumping Out Bilge Waste

Like all commercial vessels, tour boat operators are required to properly dispose of holding tank (bilge) waste.  There are many methods of doing so ranging from a fixed pump out station, using a pump out vessel, a third party service or having your own pumps to do the job.

We’re profiling the case of one New York City based tour boat operator who uses the Mud Sucker 2FA-EC diaphragm pump to manage their pump out operations. First, some background. New York’s five boroughs are home to over a dozen ferry operators, water tours, water taxis – both public and private.  Millions of visitors and residents use any one of these services every year. Managing the kind of waste associated with so much visitor traffic requires some creativity and a pump out that can do the job without hassles over the long haul. Keeping the harbors clean is a mission backed by most New Yorker’s and the Mayor’s office.

Many operators use the Mud Sucker as a quick way to empty both waste oil (from their kitchens) and their vessels’ waste holding tanks with fluid transfer capabilities ranging from 20-160 GPM. The added advantage with the Mud Sucker is that it can transfer waste oil including waste trap grease and used vegetable oil. Since many boat operators have a kitchen for entertaining passengers as well as restrooms, it only makes sense to have a pump that can transfer both bilge waste and cooking oil. Continue reading

Marinas Pump Outs, Campground Pump Outs and Commercial Marine Pump News

Marine pumps and accessoriesWastecorp has released updated  pump brochures and buyers guides for our  marina, campground or commercial marine customers just in time for the height of the season. The new literature includes sample installations and a host of new products like honey wagons designed to help get these jobs done faster than ever before. You can download the brochures or request by mail.

Marina Pumps
Our extensive marina pump buyers guide, highlights Wastecorp’s growing presence in the recreational marine pump out industry. Our pumps have been a hit with both small and large marinas for their ease of use and long life cycles. We’ve also included some great automated options for dockside pump out systems including complete control panels, remote controls and more.

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Diaphragm Pump Design and Engineering

Diaphragm Pump - Trailer Mounted

Diaphragm Pump - Trailer Mounted

Wastecorp didn’t invent the diaphragm pump but when we introduced the Mud Sucker diaphragm pump product line almost 25 years ago we set out to innovate and radically transform how customers transfer fluids. One of our first Mud Sucker models, the 4BW-MDD Series is a walking beam style pump that uses a heavy duty piston motion to move heavier slurries found in coal mine, pulp and paper and municipal sewage applications. What makes this pump so special is its ability to transfer heavy solids with a choice of Siemens gear box and motor, gas or diesel engine (Yanmar diesel model shown).

Driving the Conversation in The Diaphragm Pump Business 

The variety of pumping applications we see from the field grows everyday; From biodiesel production, bauxite, sugar refining to refineries and waste water treatment. And, each of these applications gets improved pumping performance with different components designed for specific applications. With Wastecorp’s flex-production floor, pump models like the 4BW-MDD can get stainless steel valve seats for customers who move corrosive fluids or FDA compliant internal coatings for customers in the food processing industry. Continue reading