Solids Handling Pumps: Is It Time to Shred Your Waste Problems?
Disposable items like flushable wipes, adult diapers, and paper towels offer much convenience and sanitary assistance in our everyday life. Yet, they are also examples of an ever increasing problem that may cause your pump to clog. Corrosive laboratory waste must be properly dealt with in a medical setting. Stringy food waste or intermittent or prolonged high temperature sumps must be addressed in an industrial environment. That is why we must give thought and proper planning to these circumstances when designing a wastewater pumping system.
Here are a few items to consider:
- What size of solids does the system need to pass?
- Does the system see fluctuating periods of demand?
- Does the pump see chemical or corrosive attack?
- Does the system see periods of high temperature?
Once you can assess the type of waste material, you can work on sizing the pump correctly. The flow rate and piping varies for every system. Knowing the following will lead to accurate sizing;
- Size pipe of your system?
- Tank capacities?
- Flow rate ?
- How far do you need to pump?
Lastly, we need to consider how the system will be controlled and ask the following:
- Simplex or duplex arrangement?
- Type of control panel and alarms or alerts?
- Type of float system?
- Other accessories?
From solids handling, to vortex, to shredder, to high temperature, to corrosive resistance – there is a submersible pump for just about every application. Proper planning will eliminate increased labor costs and strain to the system. Also, correct application will prevent health and safety issues as well as environmental concerns caused from overflow or backing up.