How to Plan a Marine Pump Out Station

marine pump out station

Marine pump out

Planning a marine pump out station is essential to getting the appropriate  pump out equipment for your marina. Consulting other marinas in your area or a marine pump manufacturer ahead of when you actually need the system installed is your best bet. Wastecorp has generally found that marinas seem to be getting larger boat and yacht traffic in the last few years that need to be pumped out. Don’t forget, since a pump out is part of your business model, you should be charging larger yachts appropriately. This trend is expected to Continue reading

Double Disc Pumps and Municipal Sewage Pumping

Double Disc Pump

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

Diaphragm Pump for Sewage Pumping

Primary sludge pumping from digesters

Primary sludge pumping from digesters

If your pump project calls for primary sludge pumps under 220 GPM, the Mud Sucker Double Diaphragm pump is something you should consider for municipal sewage and industrial sludge pumping applications.

Case in point: A Northeast urban wastewater treatment plant upgrade and expansion recently Continue reading

Juice Process Pumps: Pump Case Study

Juice Processing Industry

Juice Processing Industry Pumps

It’s always amazing to see how many different uses there are for pumps and the juice production industry is one of the most interesting and growing markets for Wastecorp pump products. One of our customers, Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., required a pump for a North Western USA processing facility. The ubiquitous Ocean Spray brand name is synonymous with everything cranberries. In fact, Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative with over 650 member growers of cranberries and grapefruit. Ocean Spray produces a variety of juices, dried fruits, fresh fruits and flavored snacks.
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Vacuum Pumps for Marinas

Vacuum Pump for Marinas

Vacuum Pump for Marinas

One of the best ways to pump out boats ranging from 22’ all the way up to 200’ ferries and commercial vessels is by using a vacuum pump. The higher suction power can pump disposable wipes and other solids found in septic waste relatively quickly so that the next boat can be serviced. This is especially helpful during summer months when boat traffic tends to spike. Jim R. from Fort Lauderdale, Florida demonstrates an inquiry we see a lot of: When renovating or expanding a marina is there a pump out for multiple boats with one system? See below:
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