The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has named JCS Industries, Inc. of Spring, TX as a winner of one of its three Innovative Technology Awards for 2012, in recognition of the company’s patented Model 4100 Liquid Vacuum Feeder.
Developed as a safer and more accurate method for feeding a wide variety of chemicals for a broad range of applications, the patented technology has in particular resolved a long-standing issue of air locking (vapor locking) that has plagued other chemical feed devices such as metering pumps.
The device features utilization of a constant vacuum to pull chemicals instead of forcing them under pressure. It also provides for self-regulation and self-control of the chemical feed rate. The feeder also incorporates several alarm functions that alert operations personnel the instant a feed deviation occurs.
In one water works application, its deployment as the dosing method for sodium hypochlorite keyed the reliable and cost-effective replacement of a gas chlorination system.
In another case, it provided for more reliable delivery of a troublesome polymer feed system, and was extended to additional service for alum and liquid ammonium sulfate (LAS).
US Patents have been received for the all-vacuum liquid feeder, which can dose up to 60,000 gal/day.
SOURCE: JCS Industries Inc.