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?
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
Car wash waste pit pump. This pump can be used at commercial car washes, car dealership wash bays, bus maintenance terminals and more
Car wash waste pit pumps are an important waste management tool for the thousands of car wash locations in the United States, Canada and the world. Customers who are constructing new collection pits or retrofitting existing pits typically seek pump engineering support for the right equipment to do the job economically.
Planning Your Car Wash Pump Out System
The following question is one we hear often:
What kind of pump do you recommend for pumping out primary and secondary car wash traps with dual 500 gallon traps? How long does it take to pump out a 500 gallon pit?”
One of the most popular pumps for waste pit pumping is the Mud Sucker 2FA-M Series. With a 20 GPM transfer capability this pump is great for car wash waste. The waste pit generally becomes full with grit, silt, oil residue from cars and other oils. The pump must have the capability to transfer this variety of liquids. We also suggest placing the pump from 10-15 ft. from the pit with hosing to get the job done. Within 10 minutes for most applications the pit is empty.
Mud Sucker 2B Series pump in a BMW dealership sump pit car wash bays
If you can’t discharge into the municipal sewer system, we suggest a 500 gallon or above honey wagon
. This can collect the car wash waste and then you can discharge at an approved dump station If you need a higher capacity pump we suggest going with the Mud Sucker 3FA Series
with an 80 GPM capacity.
What Do Car Washes Typically Use To Pump Out Grit?
Wastecorp has worked with Ford dealerships, BMW dealerships and GM dealerships to standardize how their wash bay grit is pump out. It is typically a variation between a Mud Sucker 2B-M (shown in the photo above) and a Mud Sucker 3FA Series. All have worked well especially in the colder climate States and Provinces when you see lots of road grit in the winter washing down in the sump pits. Over 200 car dealerships, aircraft wash bays and maintenance terminals use Mud Sucker pumps in their sump pits to pump out grit. These pumps have worked well for airlines when cleaning and deicing aircraft and when transportation authorities clean off subway and bus grit. wi