Replacing Dry Prime Trash Pumps

Compare a dri prime trash pump and engine driven trash pump

Compare a dri prime trash pump and engine driven trash pump

As pump manufacturers, we have seen a surge in end users and pump distributors inquiring about alternatives to dry prime pumps mounted on either a skid or wheels. Some have complained about the repair parts and service needed for dry prime pumps. Others aren’t thrilled about the big box multinational pump manufacturers’ aggressive pushes of this type of product as one of the “only” solutions for trash pump style dry prime pumps. Jake R. from Milwaukee, WI describes a common application for trash pumps below: Continue reading

How to Pump Out of Waste Pits

Waste Pit Pump

Waste Pit Pump

Waste pits, sump pits, catch basin, overflow pit, pumping from waste containers are all pump applications that medium and large size facilities have to contend with in the food, manufacturing, chemicals, and septic management industries. Having the right pump and piping arrangement can help you get the job done properly.

We want to walk you through just a few of the critical factors you need to consider when planning your waste pit application. Continue reading

Diaphragm Pump Fleet Options

diaphragm pump fleet options

Diaphragm pump fleet options

Recently, many industries ranging from food processing companies, miners, agribusiness, and companies with general wastewater pumping requirements such as pump rental companies have been inquiring about how to standardize their diaphragm pump fleets. Steve R, from Gainesville GA sells pumps all over the Southern United States include North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas and more. We have worked with Steve on standardizing fleets for well known meat packers, poultry producers and multinational construction equipment rental companies before. His recent comments exemplify increasing inquiries we are getting of this nature. Continue reading

Pumping Stringy Material at Wastewater Plants

Stringy material pump

Stringy material pump

Any wastewater treatment plant operator will typically tell you that one of the biggest hassles they face daily is pumping stringy material from a variety of sources. The problem here is that the material tends to get stuck in the impellers of trash pumps and wreak havoc on lobe pumps. Phil from Clyde, Texas tells us about his quest to find a better solution:

“A buddy of mine has been using your Mud Sucker diaphragm pumps at a public works facility down the road from me and we are considering the same. Our WWTP pumps a lot of stringy material from mops and unknown fibrous material. We are using non clog trash pumps now but make no mistake, the impeller still gets clogged. We need something better. We have seen diaphragms used on honey wagons to pump all sorts of material and they have worked. We work with less than 5% solids and need to pump around 100 GPM with a TDH of about 15’. What do you recommend and what do I need to budget?” – Phil H. Clyde, Texas
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How to Pump Out and Have Potable Water With One Pump System

Pump Out and Wash Down With One Unit

Pump Out and Wash Down With One Unit

We have customers constantly calling in and asking about methods to contain wastewater, septic waste, waste oil and industrial chemicals while providing fresh water services at the same time. In most cases, the reason for this is that the pump user wants to pump out dirty water and either rinse or sanitize the area.  Barry R. from Los Angeles, CA exemplifies some of the calls we get regarding this issue:

 “Hi, the DPW for LA City is looking for a more productive way  to pump out septic waste and dirty standing water and then rinse the area after use. We would preferably want one pump and tank system to do the job. We are looking for proposals for our parks, sanitation and road maintenance areas with varying sizes. What do you suggest?” Barry R –  Los Angeles, California

 

Barry, one of the ways you can achieve these results is by looking at the unit we designed for a city agency in the photo above. This unit shows a 725 gallon waste tank with a Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pump doing the dirty work of pumping out. The separate tank you see on the front of the unit is a 150 gallon fresh water tank which is FDA approved for drinking water. There is a separate high pressure pump on board to provide wash down services if you have public venues like street fairs or concerts that require portable toilet pumping or to rinse off streets. Barry, the entire system features a galvanized deck so the DPW doesn’t have to worry about corrosion or premature wear for years to come. As for unit sizes, for your parks as an example, we can design almost any tank size combination. Just as a reference; An Michigan parks department  wanted a 100 gallon waste, plus 100 gallon water tank fleet that could be towed by their John Deere Gators. That’s no problem.

 

Septic Pump Out Plus Potable Water Pump System

Septic Pump Out Plus Potable Water Pump System

Plus, you have the added comfort that many other government agencies use Wastecorp Pump out +fresh water distribution systems as well. Military Agencies use these products for their bases and training centers, construction companies use them on infrastructure projects and more. Hope this helps but contact us if you have any more questions at 1-888-829-2783 or info@wastecorp.com