How to Plan a Marine Pump Out Station

marine pump out station

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

Portable Waste Oil Recovery Pumps

Waste oil pump on military base

Waste oil pump on military base

Waste oil recovery and pumping is a hot topic right now in the world of pumps. For facilities with multiple storage tanks or sites, a portable pump may be a great option considering the alternatives. Traditionally vacuum pump trucks have been one of the only options available to transfer waste oil from tanks, cargo, tanker ships, on site storage facilities and more. This is no longer the case.

The Mud Sucker diaphragm pump system has a variety of sizes and options to transfer all kinds of waste oils no matter the size of the job or facility. For example, at this North American military base (pictured left), the customer uses Wastecorp’s Mud-Sucker 2F-MC diaphragm pump with wheel kit. This powerful pump is moved easily from site to site and transfers up to 25 GPM. With few moving parts and a contoured velocity channel, this pump is virtually maintenance free.

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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

Compact Marine Pump Out System Makes Debut

pump out vessels

A compact method to pump out vessels and boats of almost any size. You can apply for a Clean Vessel Act grant to get a Wastecorp marine pump out for your marina.

If your marina is looking for a compact dock side pump out station this season check out the ultra compact Mud Sucker Marine pump out system. The best part about this system is that it was completely engineered with marina operator input. Last season, we asked marinas what new pump out products would most benefit their boaters and improve the overall sanitation system of their marina.

Almost unanimously, marinas expected more compact systems for 2016, with easy-to-use controls and safety built in. Our Mud Sucker pump outs were once again given top ratings by both boaters and marine operators.

What makes the Mud Sucker Compact marine pump out unique is that the entire pump out system sits on a pedestal starting at less than 34″ (49″ with hose stand included) W x 43″ H. You choose between a fiberglass or stainless steel enclosure. All the accessories you need, like a spill proof universal pump out nozzle for any vessel, crush proof hosing, hose stand and standard on/off function is included. Like all of our pump out systems, you can lock the enclosure for added security. Continue reading

How to Pump Cooking Oil from Restaurants

Pumps for cooking oil and waste trap grease

Pumps for cooking oil and waste trap grease

In this post we provide answers to the question of how to pump out used cooking oil from restaurant waste collection bins especially in colder weather? Used cooking oil transforms into a gel when the surrounding temperature dips below 40°F (4°C). This makes the fluid very difficult to pump. Roger F., from Charlotte, NC conveys the difficulty in pumping cooking oil:

“We are trying to find optimum pumping solution for pumping used cooking oil (uco) from 100- 300 gallon grease bins at restaurant accounts. We’ve recently opened a plant in the Charlotte area and have been pumping with a trash pump. It may have started off great but the trash pump failed after about six months as colder weather gelled the oil. We want a solution to Continue reading