Diaphragm Pump with Control Panel
One of the trending customer requests this past year is custom diaphragm pump stations equipped with control panels and mobility options. To give you an example (and some ideas for your own pump application), one of our customers who happens to be one of the largest snack food producers globally, contacted Wastecorp’s engineering department asking for design proposals for a 3″ diaphragm pump out system complete with a mobility kit and the ability to directly control the pump operation. The diaphragm pump unit needed to be manufactured to maneuver easily on the factory floor aisles with custom dimensions. The pumps travel throughout the facility transferring chocolate based waste slurry and vegetable oil residues.
Look to the left and this is what our pump engineers came up with. This is the 3FA-EC diaphragm pump control panel model with e-stop, push bottom start and a specialized float system which detects when the pump should begin operating and automatically turn off. The customer ended up ordering 10 units for other facilities. The best part of this case study is that Wastecorp and our customer are in constant contact reviewing the benefits of the pump system and making design changes for future facility needs. We work one-on-one for custom results and constant improvement.
Food Waste to Energy Pumps
Food waste to energy applications are popping up all over the USA and Canada. The general idea is to take food waste, including restaurant waste like grease trap oil, cooking oil, seafood shells, meat, vegetable matter, animal fat and convert it into fuel for cars, homes and businesses. The process to do this requires a variety of industrial equipment including pumps, separators and piping. As with every pumping application, some products work better than others. Barry S. from Bellevue TN illustrates growing customer calls about waste to energy pumps:
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Lift Station Manufacturer
Our latest Wastecorp trash pump sewage lift stations have hit the market with two to four unit pump models available. Whether you need to replace your above ground, below ground, pre-engineered or auto-start pump stations there are a number of Trash flow brand trash pump options available to you. For example, all pre-engineered sewage lift stations can accommodate up to 10″ trash pumps capable of pumping up to 3500 GPM. With four pump lift station you can transfer up to 14,000 GPM. There are also a wide range of control panel options and auto-start back up systems with either gas or DC power so your lift station will operate in the event of a power outage. Visit the new sewage lift station page on wastecorp.com to learn more.
Double Disc Pump
For years, we have been asking wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) what they like about double disc pumps and what they don’t like. We have even been compiling a database with what regions of the USA and Canada have success with this type of pump for sewage and which areas have had more challenges.
One of the things that most WWTP’s say is that there has been limited competition in the specifications put out for bid by municipalities and consulting engineers working on wastewater projects. As we all know, a monopoly in the pump industry is seldom a good thing for quality, innovation and of course pricing for pumps and parts. There have also been some stop and starts with competing technology from underfinanced companies trying to knock off the design with “dia-disk” pumps, etc.
The other major suggestion from operators is that double disc pumps have to be able to handle grit and solids more effectively. Otherwise they say, they would rather go with a plunger pump, rotary lobe pump or a progressive cavity pump. Continue reading
Water Trailers for Horse and Cattle Farm Use
Lately, Wastecorp has been receiving an influx of concerned phone calls from ranchers and farmers looking for portable water transportation systems to manage rainfall shortages across wide areas of farmland and grazing fields. In some areas of the Western United States and parts of Western Canada, drought like conditions is affecting everything from fruit and vegetable production to livestock numbers. This affects the livelihoods of ranchers, farmers and the average consumer with higher prices at the grocery store.
What we typically tell customers when they call in for water trailer recommendations, “You should only need to buy a water trailer once, and when you do so, do it right. Don’t cut corners.” In the water trailer business, doing it right means constructing a trailer frame that will withstand the elements from blazing hot sun to colder, temperatures, dirt, and dust.
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And, that’s exactly the way Wastecorp builds every water trailer that leaves our factory. Every trailer gets completely dipped in galvanizing solution to resist corrosion for years to come. We also work with you to determine what accessories you need now or may need down the road. This includes rear sprayers or side sprayers to water dirt roads, horse arenas or stables. All hosing is premium industrial grade in various lengths to wash down cattle or water vegetables. Our pumps are heavy duty, high-pressure water delivery pumps designed to provide the correct output for your application. We also create large port openings in the tank so you can fill the tank from a lake, fire hydrant or garden hose. The best part is, Wastecorp offers over 10 tank sizes and trailer configurations. This allows you to get the water trailer you need and within your budget. The one thing you should never compromise on is a professionally designed water trailer that last for years to come.
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