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

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.