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

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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

Campground Pump and Park Pump Manufacturers

Campground and Park Pump

Campground and Park Pump

For recreational campgrounds and government operated parks, one of the important operations management factors to remember is having a pump system to pump out septic waste from RV’s, portable toilets and removing wastewater from public areas after storms or floods. There are a number of pump products available to parks and campgrounds to manage septic pumping, waste oil pumping from restaurants, grey water, black water and portable toilet pumping.

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Choices for Agricultural Wastewater Pumps

Agricultural Wastewater Pump

Agricultural Wastewater Pump

With agricultural wastewater pumping needs, both government and industry have the challenge of finding pumping equipment that can handle chemical based wastewater like insecticides and PH balancing solutions plus wastewater manure, hair and other solids.

Related: see a case study video on a cattle bath pump system

A case in point is the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) need for professionally designed diaphragm pumps to serve the needs of its cattle inspection stations in various parts of the country. After a trial run of trash pumps failed to produce the required results, the USDA called on Wastecorp to design a pump that can incorporate severe duty lifecycle requirements to pump wastewater containing manure, insecticide, chemicals, hair and other solids.

Diaphragm pump designed for agricultural pumping applications

Diaphragm pump designed for agricultural pumping applications

 

In some of these operations cattle are offloaded to the inspection station and receive a thorough examination by veternarians and USDA staff to check for desease causing insects and other abnormailities which may render the animal unsuitable for human consumption or pose a threat to other livestock. After the initial examination, cattle are sent to a bath that includes an insecticide designed to control fever ticks, scabbies, horn flies, lice, screw worms and more which is a constant battle for government inspectors and ranchers alike. The animal is fully immersed in the solution and then enters a controlled area where the insecticide can do its job. After a predetermined period for the cattle to dry, they are released to enter into the next stage of the food processing system.

Manure and insecticide transfer system for cattle

Manure and insecticide transfer system for cattle

After the inspection and insecticide application stages are complete the The cattle baths must be carefully pumped out with solids and slurry separted from the wastewater which is trucked out for further treatment. At this facility, a potty wand is connected to the Mud Sucker to prevent large items like hoofs and horns from entering the pump. Any remaining solids are sent through the pump to a grinder with the remaining fluid achieving a slurry like consistency. With new cattle continuously entering the inspection process, the USDA expects a highly productive pump that requires little maintenance and even less down downtime. The Mud Sucker B Series professional delivers.

Related: See specialized agricultural diaphragm pumps for wastewater applications

Questions: How to Plan a Pump Out for a Larger Marina

electric diaphragm pump

Standard marina pump out station for a 120 slip marina. Features an electric diaphragm pump, universal pump out adapter for any size boat and industrial grade hosing

When it comes time to plan a new marina pump out system, many customers understandably find it challenging to know where to begin. Some have an idea of what kind of pump they need but aren’t sure about how to configure the pumps and piping. Throw in other elements like pumping up on an incline and it can get really tough. John S. operates a marina in Washington State and he posted the following question in our forum:

Q: “I need to outfit our 200 slip marina with new pump stations with one larger pump to feed the sewage up a 100 ft. hill at approx. a 6 degree slope. The problem is that our slips are spread out without a consistent layout. What kind of pump system do you recommend?” John S. Seattle, WA Continue reading