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.

Tote Tanks Now Available With Mud Sucker Pump Out Systems

Mud Sucker Plus Tote Tank

Mud Sucker Plus Tote Tank

Tote tanks are an effective temporary wastewater collection and containment system designed for a variety of industries including RV/Septic, waste oil, general wastewater, industrial chemical and much more. Wastecorp’s Mud Sucker diaphragm pumps are now available with a tote package, available in a variety of tank sizes including polyethylene and stainless steel. The tote system you see here includes a lifting pallet, designed to easily maneuver and move the tote around your job site to collect what ever you are pumping. The Mud Sucker diaphragm pump you see top left features a heavy duty DC motor which can be connected to a generator or vehicle power source. Continue reading

Pumping Out of Totes

Mud Sucker Tote Tank Pump

Mud Sucker Tote Tank Pump

You see them everywhere: tote tanks with steel or aluminum cages that temporarily store a variety of liquids including waste oil, septic waste, restaurant grease trap waste and industrial fluids. What many people don’t know is that having a proper diaphragm pump to transfer liquid both into or out of the tank can make all the difference in having safe and clean pumps out versus pump outs that leave the possibility that potentially hazardous liquids may contaminate your job site or drink water.

One of our customers Greg A. from Philadelphia, PA (who happens to be a consultant to a Fortune 500 company)  exemplifies more or less, one of our most frequent types of questions regarding pumping into or out of tote tanks:

Our customer wants to pump Colloidal Silica (an inorganic binding agent) material out of 250 gallon totes (bottom side opening) up to a mezzanine area nearby. There will be about 15′ vertical discharge, then some additional horizontal piping (~15′) and maybe a couple fittings to two open mixing tanks, discharge into top of tank. Piping does not exist right now, plan to use 1-1/2″ or 2″ pvc pipe or as recommended. Need to drain the totes as empty as possible, may also unintentionally run dry from time to time. Wondering if your Mud Sucker Model 2B-EC would be a good fit? Thanks, Greg A. – Philadelphia, PA, USA

Greg, thanks for question. In fact, either the Mud Sucker 2B-EC (electric) or Mud Sucker 2B-M (gas/diesel) are generally well suited for slurries that may have corrosive properties. Both one of these pumps can pump up to 20 GPM and we also have a 2B-DD double diaphragm model as well that can pump up to 40 GPM. Any one of our Mud Sucker pumps can run dry for extended periods but you should dry and limit this due to unnecessary wear-and-tear factors.

The real test for these pumps to work is for the liquid to flow effortlessly off of a shovel. If it doesn’t you can simply add water or heat the substance in colder climates. Make sure you check the properties of the liquid you are pumping to ensure that it is safe to do either one of the suggestions above.