Commercial Waste Trap Grease Pumps – What to know

Commercial grease trap pumps using electric diaphragm pumps

Commercial grease trap pumps using electric diaphragm pumps

Waste trap grease pumps for commercial applications can be used for a wide variety of applications involving pumping grease from the source to a suitable treatment area. One such pump for pumping waste trap grease is the Mud Sucker Diaphragm pump which is used in shopping centers, hospitals, school cafeterias, restaurants, prisons and other government institutions where pumping grease for treatment is required.

For example, an engineer in Miami, Florida was tasked with designing a pump system for a large mixed use shopping center with restaurants and other attractions that involve pumping from grease pits to a collection area. The challenge was configuring the piping through the multi-level shopping center which was under construction and meeting city bylaws for proper waste trap grease treatment. The engineering firm and the contractor contacted Wastecorp to inquire about the Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pump’s track record in grease trap waste pumping.

Grease trap discharge line for commercial waste trap grease pumping

Grease trap discharge line for commercial waste trap grease pumping

Positioning the Waste Trap Grease Pumps Continue reading

Industrial Water and Waste Oil Pumping for Railroads

Electric Diaphragm Pump for Railways. Mud Sucker 2B Series, Manufactured by Wastecorp

Electric Diaphragm Pump for Railways. Mud Sucker 2B Series, Manufactured by Wastecorp

One of the questions we get most often from railroads is how to cost effectively install a new pump system that can pump liquids as varied as oil or chemicals from rail car tankers to septic waste from locomotive restrooms.  Manny R from Norfolk Virginia exemplifies the pumps for railroad issue:

 

“I am the maintenance foreman at a Virginia railroad for one of the nation’s leading railroad companies. We have a situation at one of our tanker unloading yards. The pumps we have in place to pump out and transfer storm water pits have failed and need replacement immediately. I saw your pumps working Continue reading

What Kind of Dry Prime Pump Should We use at our WWTP

Dry Prime Pump Manufacturer

Dry Prime Pump Manufacturer

We get a lot of questions from WWTP’s and public works departments asking about the differences between regular trash pumps on a trailer with diesel engines and dry prime pumps. The following question from a municipal pump operator exemplifies the discussion:

 

Hi, we use your double disc pumps at our primary scum pumping operation but we also have a need for a dry prime pump or a regular trash pump for pumping out our digesters for maintenance and manholes in our city. I noticed Wastecorp manufactures both dry prime and regular trash pumps. What is the difference between the two in terms of pumping performance and price? Thanks, Earnest Ernest A. Grovetown, GA

 

Good to hear from you Ernest. We see you are looking at either a 6” dry prime pump Continue reading

Pump Industry News: Replacing a Komline Sanderson Plunger Pump

Komline Sanderson Plunger Pump

Komline Sanderson Plunger Pump

Many of our wastewater treatment plant operators looking to upgrade their sewage pumps to the next generation plunger pumps have a wide set of options for a no piping change or little alternation to the existing set up. New sewage pumps can help make the facility more efficient and productive. This is available to all plunger pump customers including competing makes like Komline Sanderson* and Carter* Plunger Pump customers.

With a 3 hp motor, and 4″ discharge. Mike D. from Fort Worth Texas illustrates a number of pump questions we get from public utilities  operators.

“I am looking to replace 2 Komline Sanderson KS-9 plunger pumps at my wastewater treatment facility. The pump characteristics are 140 GPM at 90 ft head. We get some grit in our sewage and we have a grinder on the suction lines of both pumps. Current pump is duplex plunger pump general arrangement. What is your equivalent of this pump? Do I have to make piping changes to my effluent lines? And what other pumps do you manufacture that we could consider installing? .” Thanks, Mike D. Fort Worth, Texas

Well Mike, you have Continue reading

Double Disc Pump Comparison Guide for Engineers, Operators and Pump Distributors

Compare Sludge Pro and Penn Valley Pumps

Compare Sludge Pro and Penn Valley Pumps

Wastecorp has published a double disc pump comparison guide for consulting engineers, end users and pump distributors. This resource explains the difference between two different pump types and the methods each use to pump sewage, sludge and wastewater. You can download this comparison guide by clicking here or continuing to read below.

Who is Wastecorp?
Wastecorp Pumps is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified pump manufacturer. Wastecorp manufactures the Sludge Pro brand double disc pump. The company specializes in sewage pump and wastewater pump manufacturing. This includes multiple products for municipal/industrial applications. Wastecorp has manufactured pumps since 1993 in the United States and Canada. Information about Sludge Pro Double Disc Pumps can be found at
http://www.wastecorp.com/disc-pumps.html

What is a Penn Valley Pump (PVP)? 
The Penn Valley pump is a diaphragm pump. PVP has fully acknowledged this in their patent # US 7,559,753 B2. The patent references George Burrage’s (a family member of PVP President) patent application # GB 2013287A as the basis of construction for the PVP pump. Nowhere in GB 2013287A does it reference a disc at all. This legal document fully acknowledges the fact that the Penn Valley pump is a diaphragm pump. PVP also Continue reading