New Pump for Oil Spill and Flood Clean Up

disaster relief pump system.

Emergency management, disaster relief pump system. Pump contains wastewater and oil. Helps to reduce chances of further contamination after a disaster event.

Disasters like oil spills, floods, hurricanes and overflowing sewers can happen at any time, that’s why Wastecorp has launched the new MS-HW-Recovery™, a new pump out plus fresh water distribution system. Government disaster management agencies and contractors can now contain waste water, slurry, oil and provide wash down services with one unit. Continue reading

Fueling Vehicles With Waste Vegetable Oil

Can more buses convert to biofuels?

Can more buses convert to biofuels?

Oil prices are on the rise again leading businesses and consumers to search for economical and environmentally friendly alternatives to fueling vehicles, homes and businesses. More and more of our customers are looking for pump package solutions to feed waste vegetable oil from grease traps and holding tanks to power vehicles and homes. Pumps help to filter waste vegetable oil such as restaurant waste trap grease so that these fluids can be used as fuel.

One of our customers is a school bus operator in Lee County, Florida and is experimenting with fueling a portion of their school bus fleet with waste vegetable oil.  The challenge is how to create a pumping system with limited space and budget constraints.  Our pump design engineers are in the final stages of creating a rear bumper mounted system using our Mud-Sucker FA Series pumps to assist in pumping purified waste vegetable oil to a holding tank located beneath the bus. Using an in-line piping design, we have reduced the amount of space needed while preserving the pumping power of the Mud Sucker brand pumps. This test project is one more step forward for Lee County’s environmental initiatives and a testimony to the Mud-Sucker’s versatility. Continue reading

The Problem of Space Constraints at Wastewater Treatment Plants

Space Saver Plunger Pumps

Space Saver Plunger Pumps

It’s a common problem faced by many wastewater treatment facilities’, how to select a pump to move heavy sludge with enough power and endurance to last through the long haul.  One solution to this problem is a pump with an in-line piping design like the Space-Saver plunger pump.  Many facilities have seen success with this pump especially those replacing a double disc, rotary lobe, or progressive cavity pump.

The Space saver plunger pump does not require a concrete base, which makes replacing any type of sewage pump quick and trouble-free. In most cases, the old pumps are simply replaced and the new Space Saver simply dropped into place.  The Space Saver is available with a 7”, 9” or 11” piston size and can transfer up to 140 GPM (8.8 lps) of municipal or industrial sludge.

In our case study feature, you’ll see a Memphis, Tennessee area sewage treatment plant which recently installed a Space Saver after trying double disc and progressive cavity pumps.  The facility operates this pump for at least eight hours each day and other than general maintenance procedures, the pumps have run perfectly. Click here for more information on the Space Saver sewage pump.

Information Resource About Plunger Pumps

Good news for plunger pumps owners, Wastecorp has launched a website, myplungerpump.com which focuses on the needs of municipal and industrial plunger pump operators. The website includes five sections about plunger pump technology, a positive displacement pump used to transfer sewage and sludge.

Plunger Pump Basics: What You Need to Know
The plunger pump basics section is a helpful resource for new pump operators, consulting engineers, maintenance staff and distributors who are new to the primary treatment side of wastewater treatment.  The section briefly describes how a plunger pump operates, the average life span and more. Continue reading

Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps

Air Operated Diaphragm Pump

Air Operated Diaphragm Pump

For facilities looking to upgrade existing air operated single or double diaphragm pump systems, now could not be a better time to check out Wastecorp’s new air driven pneumatic Mud Sucker 3” Series. We are now into Mud Sucker pump month at Wastecorp and we are pleased to launch several new models and savings promotions for this wildly popular Wastecorp brand pump.

What is An AOD – Air Operated Diaphragm Pump?
An air operated diaphragm pump (AOD) is a type of pump that is either mechanically driven with an air motor or driven exclusively using an air. Usually a compressor or air hose line in the facility provide the power for the pump. These pumps are offered in single diaphragm versions or double diaphragm versions which are called air operated double diaphragm pumps (AODD).

What Are Some Examples of Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps?
The Mud Sucker 3FA-AP features a  self-lubricating reciprocating air cylinder, 6” bore x 3” stroke, and adjustable solenoid. The air motor is mounted and supported vertically over the pump body, with a heavy duty 13” dia. Santoprene® diaphragm, 3” stroke length and patented contoured velocity channel to aid in pumping tough slurries. Download the fact sheet to learn more.

What Can a Mud Sucker AOD Pump Be Used to Pump?
The Mud Sucker air driven, pneumatic pump series is ideal for industrial wastewater pretreatment, lime slurries, ceramic slip glazing applications and much more (see a more detailed application list below).

Mud Sucker Air Driven Pumps Typical Applications:

Automotive plating and refinishing, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, paint and ink coatings, pulp and paper, industrial pretreatment, municipal, industrial wastewater treatment. See all typical applications
To discuss your air operated diaphragm pump questions with an enginner email info@wastecorp.com or call 1-888-829-2783