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

Pumping Out Tanks With Diaphragm Pumps

Mobile Diaphragm Pump

You name the tank that needs to be pumped out and we have heard of at least a few customer applications that correspond with that tank. Underground septic tanks, lagoon transfer, transport truck tankers, locomotive tankers, waste pits and waste vegetable oil drums are among the most popular. What you have to keep in mind is that in most of these applications, you will need a pump that can easily maneuver in areas to access the discharge valve or at least some place where you can place the suction hose.

Randy K. from Columbus, GA, contacted Wastecorp about his settling tank pump out operation:

“I Need assistance to find the correct pumps to transfer mud consistency wastewater, brackish water and abrasive media out of settling tanks at a mining application we have. We have a need for three or four pumps that need to be mobile. We have been told that a diaphragm pump with check balls might work. The pump also needs to be able to handle gritty waste water and slurry. We are pumping up around 8-10’ and pumping out vertically to a screen another 60’ What do you recommend?” Randy K. Columbus GA.

Well Randy, it has long been known in the pump business that when you have a variety of media to pump, your pump must be versatile. The Mud Sucker B Series Professional diaphragm pump is one of those products. Take the Mud Sucker® 3B Series you see in the photo above. This is being transported around a six mile long public space along New York City’s West side. This Mud Sucker pumps everything from septic waste, cleaning up construction wastewater containing aggregate, waste vegetable oil from City operated restaurants and more. The check balls help to manage the solids and if something should get stuck in the pump you simply unbolt the valve covers, remove the check ball, find the blockage and you’re back in business. This is like a 5-10 minute process.

The Mud Sucker® B Series can pump up to 80 GPM and transfer fluids up to 300’ vertically so you will have plenty of pumping power. Keep in mind, that as wastewater gets thicker these values can vary. The pump you see above is shown with an off road utility trailer that we manufactured for the client’s needs. This is a heavy duty trailer but adapts to the tight New York City spaces that the pump must maneuver through. The best part is, we can manufacture these pumps and trailer systems specifically for your needs with hose bins, lockable storage containers and tanks for waste water collection and fresh water distribution. More information can be found at www.wastecorp.com or by calling 1-888-829-2783.

Diaphragm Pump Fleet Options

diaphragm pump fleet options

Diaphragm pump fleet options

Recently, many industries ranging from food processing companies, miners, agribusiness, and companies with general wastewater pumping requirements such as pump rental companies have been inquiring about how to standardize their diaphragm pump fleets. Steve R, from Gainesville GA sells pumps all over the Southern United States include North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas and more. We have worked with Steve on standardizing fleets for well known meat packers, poultry producers and multinational construction equipment rental companies before. His recent comments exemplify increasing inquiries we are getting of this nature. Continue reading

Diaphragm Pump Technology Advances

Diaphragm pump technology for wastewater pumping, waste oil, septic and food processing applications has advanced. Wastecorp, a designer and manufacturer of diaphragm pumps, has invested in R&D to build better diaphragm pumps. Wastecorp’s vision is to become the worldwide leader in diaphragm pump technology and reaching this goal is becoming closer for the company every year.

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New Mud Sucker 2FA Series


At the heart of the latest diaphragm pump technology update is “quick release yoke technology” The principle here is to make it easier for the operator of the pump to conduct routine maintenance. Quick release technology has been available up until this point on the Mud Sucker premium B Series professional line. This type of diaphragm pump uses ball valves or check ball technology to move wastewater. However, in 2016, the Mud Sucker FA Series diaphragm pump is also available with quick release technology. Continue reading

Diaphragm Pump Design and Engineering

Diaphragm Pump - Trailer Mounted

Diaphragm Pump - Trailer Mounted

Wastecorp didn’t invent the diaphragm pump but when we introduced the Mud Sucker diaphragm pump product line almost 25 years ago we set out to innovate and radically transform how customers transfer fluids. One of our first Mud Sucker models, the 4BW-MDD Series is a walking beam style pump that uses a heavy duty piston motion to move heavier slurries found in coal mine, pulp and paper and municipal sewage applications. What makes this pump so special is its ability to transfer heavy solids with a choice of Siemens gear box and motor, gas or diesel engine (Yanmar diesel model shown).

Driving the Conversation in The Diaphragm Pump Business 

The variety of pumping applications we see from the field grows everyday; From biodiesel production, bauxite, sugar refining to refineries and waste water treatment. And, each of these applications gets improved pumping performance with different components designed for specific applications. With Wastecorp’s flex-production floor, pump models like the 4BW-MDD can get stainless steel valve seats for customers who move corrosive fluids or FDA compliant internal coatings for customers in the food processing industry. Continue reading