Vacuum Pumps: What You Should Know

When looking for a vacuum pump there are several questions that you should be considering.
First you need to establish weather or not you need a diaphragm pump or an actual vacuum pump. This question can be addressed by knowing the following:
What are you pumping?

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Waste trap grease, caked in sediment, hardened mud and thicker fluids are all good applications for a vacuum pump. Why? These types of fluids require high suction power to either transfer the fluid in the case of waste trap grease or loosen the caked in mud and sediment. We see this a lot when a customer has a waste fluid pit and the water sits on top in the pit or tank and the mud, silt sediment or grease sits on the bottom. To get that material through the pump you need a high rate of vacuum power. Continue reading

How to Pump Out Waste Oil

Waste oil and waste fluids pump out for cars

Waste oil and waste fluids pump out for cars

Pumping out waste motor oil, gear oil  and other fluids like coolant, and grease can be easy for auto repair jobs, boat service and repair and tractor service for farms and utility vehicles.  Wastecorp waste collection systems store old engine fluids in a waste tote tank and can be outfitted with mobile systems like the model you see here. This makes it easier to move around the service area to pump out oil from multiple cars, trucks, boats, tractors or even locomotives. The trick is to find the system that works best for your needs. The 100 gallon model that you see here is ideal for medium to large size service centers making it easy to pump out a days worth of vehicles without having to discharge the tank. Wastecorp also offers custom fleet specs for national service centers to integrate the pump out into the training program for employees. Contact Wastecorp to learn more about waste oil and fluid collection systems.

Waste Containment Pump Systems | Your Options

Waste Containment Systems

Waste Containment Systems

Personal waste containment systems or “honey wagons” as they are sometimes called in the pump industry have come along way in just the last few years. In response to the soaring costs of vac truck services, everyone from those needing septic pumping, waste oil pumping and used vegetable oil transfer have found an economical alternative in owning a personal waste containment systems. Lance from Medina, TX highlights many of the inquiries we get for such applications:

“We have about 30 sites in an oilfield with septic systems plus oil slurry residuals to pump. We no longer wish to use our local vac truck services as the costs have become prohibitive and we have an EPA approved dumpsite close to the site. Please provide a proposal on a suitable waste containment system for our needs as well as a pump that can handle thicker liquids.” Thank you – Lance M. Medina, Texas

 Well Lance, In the video above one of Wastecorp’s pump experts talks about an ideal system for industrial waste containment, the HW-1600. This includes a 1635 gallon tank and a corrosion resistant galvanized deck and trailer frame. The benefit here is that if you are storing your pump system outside or frequently use it in inclement weather, you will reduce chances for corrosion. The best part is the pumps you can select include patented Mud Sucker Diaphragm pump technology. Mud Sucker’s are available in several connection sizes and in solids handling models for thicker oil slurries and normal duty flapper valve models. Generally, a personal waste containment system will pay for itself within a calendar year when compared to using a vac truck service. Obviously this depends on the amount of pump outs you do and what size you select, but overall, the personal waste containment system is an excellent investment. See the complete selection by clicking here or contact us at 1-888-829-2783 to learn more.

Start a Small Business: Pumping Waste Oil, Vegetable Oil and Grease Trap Waste

Waste Oil Pump

Waste Oil Pump

Did you ever consider starting a food type grease or waste oil collection service? Did you ever wonder what kind of equipment you would need to start to become a “greaser”? The tough economy has enabled many creative local entrepreneurs to start their own business.

There are a few factors to consider when beginning this type of business: First, consider what kind of oil collection business you want to start –  there is the mobile collection system where you collect the waste oil using a truck mounted pump out and temporary storage tank. You may also consider developing a treatment facility to transfer fats, oil and grease to offer customers the full service oil collection business. Continue reading

New 4” Diaphragm Pumps Now Available

Diaphragm Pump With 4" Connection

Diaphragm Pump With 4″ Connection

4fa-pumpIf you’re looking for a flapper valve style diaphragm pump with a 4” connection and more pumping power, consider Wastecorp’s new Mud Sucker 4FA Series diaphragm pumps available with electric, engine, AOD or hydraulic drive systems. The standard unit can pump up to 110 GPM With maximum suction lift of 15 ft.V/75 ft. H and total maximum discharge head of  50 ft.V/300 ft. H. With the 4FA Series you can transfer up to 2 ¼” solids or 50% by volume.

Engine Driven 4" Diaphragm Pump

Engine Driven 4" Diaphragm Pump

The Mud Sucker 4FA-EC (shown top) features a 5 HP; 3 Ph, 60 Hz, 230-460V; 1800 RPM  TEFC with a constant speed helical gear motor. The engine driven model (shown left) features a 9 HP; 3600 RPM, electric start  Honda engine. Kohler or Yanmar diesel pump engines are also available. The 4FA Series operates at max. 22 psi.  Select from a variety of accessories like pump hoses, strainers, NEMA push starters and  check valves. Contact for more information.