Chopper Pumps Specified to Solve Clogging Issue at Casino

A case study of a casino's wastewater treatment plant shows how a pair of Barnes Sithe chopper pumps solved clogging issues

Chopper Pumps Specified to Solve Clogging Issue at Casino

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Problem: When the wastewater treatment plant for a casino resort started having escalating clogging issues with their influent pumps, they reached out to PumpMan SoCal for a solution. 

Solution: A pair of Barnes Sithe chopper pumps with Envie3 premium efficient IE3 submersible dry pit motors were selected. The heat-treated 440C stainless steel slicing blade and striker plate reduce solid size and pass even the toughest solids in the waste stream. The submersible dry pit motor with closed loop glycol cooling system allows pumping levels to be lowered since the motor no longer needs to be submerged for cooling. This minimizes scum and debris matting at the surface and even simplifies tank cleaning operations. The large stainless steel lifting handle eases pump removal and eliminates the risk of the pump falling from handle failure. A single plug-and-play cord simplifies wiring and eliminates small sensor cables. The slotted horizontal discharge easily adapts to ANSI and ISO/Metric quick removal systems. The striker plate clearance is adjustable with simple shims, allowing periodic adjustment to extend the life of the cutting components and clog-free operation. All seals, o-rings and bearings are standard, which simplifies sourcing and keeps parts costs down. 

Result: The pumps solved the clogging issues and continue to perform as advertised. 201-214-2259;


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