How to Plan a Marine Pump Out Station

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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

Compare Double Disc Pumps With Single Disc Pumps

Double Disc Pump or Single Disc Pump? You Decide.

Double Disc Pump or Single Disc Pump? You Decide.

Since we launched the Sludge Pro Disc Pump product line, there have been several questions as to whether or not a single disc or double disc pump is more appropriate for specific wastewater treatment applications.

To be clear, there is not always a need for a double disc pump. A single disc pump will fit the pump specification properly. One of the reasons why consulting engineers and contractors have put the double disc pump specification in place is because up until recently there have been few other alternatives. In many cases, a double disc pump is simply overkill in both pump, footprint, cost and maintenance time down the road.

Single Disc Pump Where a Double Disc Pump is Overkill

Single Disc Pump Where a Double Disc Pump is Overkill

Take the Sludge Pro single disc pump for example. This pump series offers up to 150 GPM pumping capabilities with a single disc, trunnion and pump body.  This reduces the footprint in most municipal WWTP’s by at least 20%. You also reduce repair costs by replacing only one disc, trunnion and connecting rod instead of two. With over 21 years of pump manufacturing experience, Wastecorp designed the Sludge Pro with a heavy duty ball valve configuration because this design has demonstrated improved solids and slurry pumping capabilities over traditional double disc pump manufacturers. The Sludge Pro single disc pump is available in 3”, 4” and 6” connection sizes with discharge head up to 184’ or 80 psi. You can learn more about Sludge Pro single disc pumps at http://www.wastecorp.com/disc-pumps.html or speak to a disc pump engineer at 1-888-829-2783 anywhere in the United States and Canada. You can email info@wastecorp.com to find out where the closest double disc pump or single disc pump engineer is closest to you. There are also educational resources about double disc pumps and single disc pumps at your disposal. See video comparing disc pumps and decide for yourself. You can also see video of both double disc pumps and single disc pumps by clicking here.

 

Vacuum Pumps: What You Should Know

When looking for a vacuum pump there are several questions that you should be considering.
First you need to establish weather or not you need a diaphragm pump or an actual vacuum pump. This question can be addressed by knowing the following:
What are you pumping?

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Vacuum Pump Manufacturer

Waste trap grease, caked in sediment, hardened mud and thicker fluids are all good applications for a vacuum pump. Why? These types of fluids require high suction power to either transfer the fluid in the case of waste trap grease or loosen the caked in mud and sediment. We see this a lot when a customer has a waste fluid pit and the water sits on top in the pit or tank and the mud, silt sediment or grease sits on the bottom. To get that material through the pump you need a high rate of vacuum power. Continue reading

Connecticut Pump Options

Pumps in CT

Pumps in CT

Wastecorp has proudly served Connecticut’s municipal and industrial pumping needs for over 20 years. From Darien, Derby, Hartford, Mystric and beyond our plunger pumps, diaphragm pumps trash pumps and now disc pumps work hard for the millions who indirectly depend on reliable pumping equipment to keep sewage in its place and water flowing.

In April 2018, Wastecorp will be exhibiting at the Connecticut Water Pollution Abatement Association annual trade show at the New Life Church in Wallingford, CT. We encourage all local wastewater treatment plant operators and consulting engineers to explore the new innovations in disc pumps, diaphragm pumps, trash pumps and plunger pumps during the event. The annual show attracts public officials from Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex and New London every year. This year promises to be the most exciting yet. Contact Wastecorp for free admission tickets at info@wastecorp.com or 1-888-829-2783.

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