When we visit our customers at wastewater treatment plants and ask operators “what are your facility’s most pressing concerns?”, the answers we most frequently hear are ever tightening budget constraints and dealing with aging infrastructure. And this concern echoes not only in the United States, but in many parts of the world. So this is nothing new right? City budget problems have existed for years. Well, the problem is that aging infrastructure designed to treat sewage may not be equipped for rising urban populations and shrinking green space to protect us from harmful bacteria and other negative health effects.
A New York Times article highlights these concerns. For example, more than 9400 of 25000 American sewage systems have reported violating environmental laws by dumping partially treated human waste, chemicals and other hazardous materials in lakes, rivers and waterways. “This may contribute to more than 20 million illnesses each year in the U.S. alone from drinking water contaminated with bacteria and other pathogens that spread from untreated waste.”* When sewage systems overflow they may be discharged close to water intake points or public beaches which is of major concern.*
If you’re looking for a flapper valve style diaphragm pump with a 4” connection and more pumping power, consider Wastecorp’s new Mud Sucker 4FA Series diaphragm pumps available with electric, engine, AOD or hydraulic drive systems. The standard unit can pump up to 110 GPM With maximum suction lift of 15 ft.V/75 ft. H and total maximum discharge head of 50 ft.V/300 ft. H. With the 4FA Series you can transfer up to 2 ¼” solids or 50% by volume.
Engine Driven 4" Diaphragm Pump
The Mud Sucker 4FA-EC (shown top) features a 5 HP; 3 Ph, 60 Hz, 230-460V; 1800 RPM TEFC with a constant speed helical gear motor. The engine driven model (shown left) features a 9 HP; 3600 RPM, electric start Honda engine. Kohler or Yanmar diesel pump engines are also available. The 4FA Series operates at max. 22 psi. Select from a variety of accessories like pump hoses, strainers, NEMA push starters and check valves. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Diaphragm pump technology for wastewater pumping, waste oil, septic and food processing applications has advanced. Wastecorp, a designer and manufacturer of diaphragm pumps, has invested in R&D to build better diaphragm pumps. Wastecorp’s vision is to become the worldwide leader in diaphragm pump technology and reaching this goal is becoming closer for the company every year.
New Mud Sucker 2FA Series
At the heart of the latest diaphragm pump technology update is “quick release yoke technology” The principle here is to make it easier for the operator of the pump to conduct routine maintenance. Quick release technology has been available up until this point on the Mud Sucker premium B Series professional line. This type of diaphragm pump uses ball valves or check ball technology to move wastewater. However, in 2016, the Mud Sucker FA Series diaphragm pump is also available with quick release technology. Continue reading
Wastecorp’s self priming centrifugal pump line is a versatile series of trash pumps. You choose between 2″ and 12″ models capable of pumping up to 6300 GPM. Better yet, several mounting applications and drive systems are available. In this movie, you’ll see a recent customer on site at their apple farm transferring food processing residuals. This facility makes baked goods and ships raw apples all across the country.
When paint production facilities require pumping equipment to transfer paint there are a number of factors that should be considered. From understanding the abrasives in the paint to the configuration of your production floor here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. What is the consistency of the paint being pumped?
This is one of the most important considerations when selecting the right pumping equipment. Continue reading