Chop and Mix: The Basics of a Conditioning Pump

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Chop and Mix: The Basics of a Conditioning Pump

A conditioning pump is designed to be used in several different scenarios to save on costly clean out cycles and maintenance. The design incorporates a submersible chopper pump mounted on a portable stand and fitted with a high-velocity mixing nozzle. 

A conditioning pump recirculates the contents of a wet well, chopping and mixing to produce a homogeneous mixture that is more easily pumped out. Floating mats are removed and solids that have accumulated on the floor are re-suspended. As the pump is mounted on a portable stand it can easily be used in multiple applications at a single job-site, facility or municipality.  

Applications include:

  • Lift station conditioning
  • Influent station/channel conditioning
  • Basin conditioning
  • Holding tank conditioning
  • Digester cleanout/homogenization

    Watch this CFD animation that demonstrates how a submersible S4S conditioning pump can mix a 12-inch layer of oil or surface matting into a 12- by 12- by 9-foot tank in five minutes.

    Watch the video from Vaughan here.

    Learn more about conditioning pumps and the many different applications, at www.chopperpumps.com.



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