Pump Industry News: Replacing a Komline Sanderson Plunger Pump

Komline Sanderson Plunger Pump

Komline Sanderson Plunger Pump

Many of our wastewater treatment plant operators looking to upgrade their sewage pumps to the next generation plunger pumps have a wide set of options for a no piping change or little alternation to the existing set up. New sewage pumps can help make the facility more efficient and productive. This is available to all plunger pump customers including competing makes like Komline Sanderson* and Carter* Plunger Pump customers.

With a 3 hp motor, and 4″ discharge. Mike D. from Fort Worth Texas illustrates a number of pump questions we get from public utilities  operators.

“I am looking to replace 2 Komline Sanderson KS-9 plunger pumps at my wastewater treatment facility. The pump characteristics are 140 GPM at 90 ft head. We get some grit in our sewage and we have a grinder on the suction lines of both pumps. Current pump is duplex plunger pump general arrangement. What is your equivalent of this pump? Do I have to make piping changes to my effluent lines? And what other pumps do you manufacture that we could consider installing? .” Thanks, Mike D. Fort Worth, Texas

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Resolving Sewage Pump Problems at Smaller WWTP’s

Solving Sewage Pump problems

Solving Sewage Pump problems

How to resolve sewage pumping problems at smaller WWTP’s is a question on the minds of thousands of operators worldwide. These facilities pump municipal sewage, storm water, melting snow, road grit and so much more for smaller communities. While the gallons per day pumped may not be as high as urban sewage treatment plants, the need for reliable sludge pumps is just as great. Continue reading

Sludge Pumping in New York With Sludge Master Plunger Pumps

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Plunger pump for sewage treatment. Pump was approved by consulting engineers to transfer primary sludge

Pumping sewage for a city of over eight million people can be a challenging task and that’s exactly what the City of New York and surrounding communities like Westchester County must contend with.  Wastecorp completed a plunger pump sludge moving project for the Ossining Waste Water Treatment Plant; a facility located about 30 miles from Manhattan and within walking distance to Sing Sing Correctional facility.  Wastecorp’s plunger pumps were approved by GHD Consulting Engineers. Mace Contracting completed the installation. See  video

Ossining replaced two existing plunger pumps with next generation Wastecorp Plunger Pumps HPE Series -triplex model HPE 1142. The pumps are designed to transfer thickened sludge to loading trucks that haul it away for sanitary treatment.  The pumps feature heavy duty 11” plungers with a guided stuffing box system to reduce wear on the packing, plungers and connecting rods read more about the guided stuffing box system.

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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