Primary Sludge Pumps at a WWTP

Primary Sludge Pumps

Primary Sludge Pump Options

Primary sludge pumps are typically used in municipal Wastewater treatment facilities to transfer digested sewage and sludge. This is a broad pump category that encompasses positive displacement pumps to pump sludge in ranges usually up to about 500 GPM. The choices of pumps vary from double diaphragm pumps, plunger pumps, double disc pumps, rotary lobe pumps, progressive cavity pumps and more.

In todays pump marketplace, there are generally two schools that operators and consulting engineers follow when specifying primary sludge pumps. The first option is Continue reading

New Diaphragm Pump Options for Malaysia

Diaphragm Pumps in Malaysia

Diaphragm Pumps in Malaysia

The Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pump is expanding its presence across Malaysia with a wide variety of our Global pump products available in Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bharu, Ipoh, Kerteh and Dungun. Our diaphragm pumps have made great headway replacing older technology air operated double diaphragm pumps (AODD pumps) across the country due to increased attention on wasted energy consumption and reducing the carbon footprint. In fact, the Malaysian government have been encouraging business across the petroleum, chemicals and food processing industries to rethink the way they use energy and devise strategies to conserve energy.

This directly impacts the fluid handling industry including pump technology. The Mud Sucker diaphragm pump uses mechanical diaphragm pump technology to transfer wastewater, oil sludge, petroleum waste, chemicals and food processing waste. Wastecorp manufactures the Mud Sucker using energy efficient motors and low emissions engines.

American made diaphragm pumps designed for Malaysia

American made diaphragm pumps designed for Malaysia

One such case is Wastecorp’s involvement with Petronas’s wastewater treatment operations at their oil and gas refineries. The photos you see here picture the Mud Sucker next to the AODD pumps the treatment plant has traditionally been using. Now, Petronas or Petroliam Nasional Berhad, is vested with the entire oil and gas resources in Malaysia and ranks in the top 100 largest companies in the world. When Petronas came to Wastecorp with their wastewater treatment requirments they were under the impression that AODD pumps were the only diaphragm pump available for their application. Petronas didn’t even know that an alternative Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pump technology existed.

Diaphragm Pump With Explosion Proof Motor

The Mud Sucker pumps are put to work at some of Petronas’s refineries to pump all sorts of wastewater including oil slurry, wastewater and muddy type slurry. For many of these applications the Mud Sucker 3B Series with check ball engineering takes slurry and solids and makes it more productive to transfer by diverting these fluids to the Mud Sucker’s exclusive contoured velocity channel. The chances for clogging are reduced because the check balls help to mash up solids. Check out some of our Malaysian pump installation photos  and contact Wastecorp about the availability of Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pumps in your area.

Refinery Wastewater Pumping

Refinery Wastewater Pumping

“Mud Sucker” pam diafragma boleh didapati di seluruh Malaysia dan bersaing dengan AODD Pam. Pam air kotor, air sisa, bahan kimia, makanan dan petroleum enapcemar Mud Sucker ini. Wastecorp mengeluarkan pam untuk bersaing dengan Wilden, Sandpiper dan pam ABS

Drinking Water Transportation Systems

Water Trailer approved for drinking water transportation

Water Trailer approved for drinking water transportation

One of the questions we get from municipal emergency management agencies and larger corporations is if there is an economical method of providing clean drinking water via trailer or skid. Gilbert K from Clay County TN exemplifies some of the concerns about providing potable water in his community:

We have a rural community of about 20 residents where drinking water is not always accessible. A water truck service has been costing us a fortune to fill the residential drinking water tanks serving the homes. We are trying to reduce our budget by possibly investing in our own water trailer system but the unit has to be safe for storing and dispensing drinking water. We would be filling the water trailer either at the municipal water treatment plant 20 miles away or by a fire hydrant closer to the community. We also want to make sure that an F-150 truck can safely tow this trailer full. Please provide suggestions and a budgetary proposal. Thank you Gilbert – Clay County, TN USA.

Gilbert, you have a lot of options to provide your own municipal drinking water transportation system. We call it a 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

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

Dirty Secrets in The Double Disc Pump Business

Compare Sludge Pro and Penn VAlley Double Disc Pumps

Compare Sludge Pro and Penn Valley Double Disc Pumps

Things are heating up in the marketplace for double disc pumps and competition has a great way of exposing the true colors of competitors.  Hearing what one double disc pump competitor says about another reinforces the  need to do your homework so you are getting an accurate picture of the benefits and drawbacks of each make. Continue reading