Airport Stormwater Gets Pumped By Mud Sucker Pumps

Storm water pump station for airlines and airports

Storm water pump station for airlines and airports

At airports around the world, storm water gets mixed with jet fuel during storms and must be properly pumped and treated before returning into the waterways. Most airports have stormwater pumping stations to prevent flood damage, protect the water supply and capture runoff before returning to canals, levee’s or the general water system.

Pump Systems for Airports
Wastecorp recently supplied our Mud Sucker double diaphragm pumps for an airport pump station upgrade in Pennsylvannia, USA. With santoprene diaphragms (designed to pump petrochemical residuals such as jet fuel), these pumps are well equipped to manage the high volume of water and debris that are frequent in the area. The 3FA-DD shown here is capable of transferring up to 160 GPM, with standard Siemens gear boxes and motors. Airlines, passengers and the general public can get on with their day a little easier after a storm with the Mud Sucker double diaphragm series.

Updating Your Wastewater Pumping System

Wastewater pump

Pump Out Replacement

When it comes time to update your wastewater pump system especially for mobile applications you should know your options. There are a range of products available with components designed for your specific application. The photo you see left was sent by a multinational mining company who contacted Wastecorp to design a new fleet system to collect used machine oil and wastewater from various mining sites. The previous pump systems had been in service for over 30 years and the customer required an updated pump out system with added durability and pumping power. The customer also had height restrictions for pumping in a variety of mining facilities including shafts and waste ponds.

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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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Choices for Agricultural Wastewater Pumps

Agricultural Wastewater Pump

Agricultural Wastewater Pump

With agricultural wastewater pumping needs, both government and industry have the challenge of finding pumping equipment that can handle chemical based wastewater like insecticides and PH balancing solutions plus wastewater manure, hair and other solids.

Related: see a case study video on a cattle bath pump system

A case in point is the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) need for professionally designed diaphragm pumps to serve the needs of its cattle inspection stations in various parts of the country. After a trial run of trash pumps failed to produce the required results, the USDA called on Wastecorp to design a pump that can incorporate severe duty lifecycle requirements to pump wastewater containing manure, insecticide, chemicals, hair and other solids.

Diaphragm pump designed for agricultural pumping applications

Diaphragm pump designed for agricultural pumping applications

 

In some of these operations cattle are offloaded to the inspection station and receive a thorough examination by veternarians and USDA staff to check for desease causing insects and other abnormailities which may render the animal unsuitable for human consumption or pose a threat to other livestock. After the initial examination, cattle are sent to a bath that includes an insecticide designed to control fever ticks, scabbies, horn flies, lice, screw worms and more which is a constant battle for government inspectors and ranchers alike. The animal is fully immersed in the solution and then enters a controlled area where the insecticide can do its job. After a predetermined period for the cattle to dry, they are released to enter into the next stage of the food processing system.

Manure and insecticide transfer system for cattle

Manure and insecticide transfer system for cattle

After the inspection and insecticide application stages are complete the The cattle baths must be carefully pumped out with solids and slurry separted from the wastewater which is trucked out for further treatment. At this facility, a potty wand is connected to the Mud Sucker to prevent large items like hoofs and horns from entering the pump. Any remaining solids are sent through the pump to a grinder with the remaining fluid achieving a slurry like consistency. With new cattle continuously entering the inspection process, the USDA expects a highly productive pump that requires little maintenance and even less down downtime. The Mud Sucker B Series professional delivers.

Related: See specialized agricultural diaphragm pumps for wastewater applications