Eliminate Grease Mats Without a Vacuum Truck

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Eliminate Grease Mats Without a Vacuum Truck

Eliminating grease mats, and most often, those costly vacuum truck visits, starts with the right equipment. Lift stations and collection pits tend to form floating mats that standard lift station pumps cannot pump out. If left unattended, the layer will continue to thicken, until eventually a vacuum truck is required to suck out the thick layer. Over time, the frequent vacuum truck calls can result in thousands of dollars of maintenance and dumping fees. Alternatively, the proper solids-handling pump system can bypass the frequent service calls and contribute to a more cost-efficient lift station.

While most pumps in today’s market will effectively pump fluid, inputting the variable of debris, thickened sludge and other solids into the mix drastically hinders the ability of those pumps to do their job. Furthermore, unclogging those pumps can be expensive and some pumps can even cost upward of $350,000 to replace if they clog beyond repair. The Vaughan conditioning pump was created to help resolve this problem at a fraction of the cost.

conditioning pump is a submersible chopper pump mounted on a portable stand and fitted with a high-velocity mixing nozzle. It recirculates contents of a wet well, chopping and mixing to produce a homogeneous mixture that is more easily pumped out. The conditioning pump can be placed in the wet well to chew up all of the rags and solids so that the existing pump won't get clogged. 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.

To learn more about Vaughan conditioning pumps and what they can do for your treatment plant operation, visit chopperpumps.com.


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