FLUSHABLES RESOURCES

  • The Drake Pump Station, located in Saginaw, Michigan experienced chronic pump maintenance due to flushable wipes. Although the dry pit pump station represented only 0.1 million gallons per day (mgd) of flow in the city’s collection network, it required a substantial amount of servicing – up to three times a week. This consisted of two operators spending four hours manually removing rags in a confined space entry to clean out the clogged pump. It was a dirty, unplanned, and time-consuming task.

  • Wastewater treatment plant operators have dealt with clogging problems at their plants and pump stations for decades, but the meteoric rise in the use of disposable wipes and other non-dispersible products has accelerated the problem to epidemic proportions.

  • Sulzer-led award-winning project improves performance and control of sewage pumping stations.

  • Toilet paper. The most essential product necessary to life besides food and water. Also cited as the first item to run out at supermarkets during an emergency. For those who live in disaster-prone areas, keeping a stockpile is normal. But for everyone else, a few extra rolls of toilet paper is just a routine part of a grocery trip. So what happened when families everywhere panic bought toilet paper to get through an extended lockdown?

  • The water treatment needs of both Ukiah Valley and Lake County are served by the Ukiah Wastewater Treatment Plant. Nestled between Highway 101 on the west and the Russian River to the east, the facility features a scenic view of surrounding valleys of vineyards seemingly out of a Steinbeck novel. Construction of the facility was completed in 1958 back when the city had a population of around 9,000. Since then, the population has grown by about 78% to a total of 16,000 residents. The plant’s five pumps are equipped to handle 2.8 MGD (million gallons per day) of dry weather flow, and 20 MGD of wet weather flow. Even though the plant is equipped to remove some floating material, they were having issues with an overflow of unwanted debris.

  • Union Township, New Jersey was having a lot of trouble with their pump station. Although a small pump station, it was extremely cumbersome to maintain. The station was using a trash basket with a ladder and rail system to screen solids. This was extremely time-consuming, used an excess of manpower and proved to be ineffective at times. They knew they needed a better solution.

  • The Pottstown, Pennsylvania Wastewater Treatment Plant handles the wastewater generated by 15,000 area homes, commercial businesses, and industrial sites located in the borough of Pottstown and three nearby townships. The facility is rated for 15.6 mgd and treats an average flow of 7 million gallons of sewage a day.

  • The Franklin Miller DIMMINUTOR was selected for the state-of-the-art sewage system infrastructure project built to accommodate the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. After an intensive construction project, multiple Model DM36XF DIMMINUTOR® open channel comminutors were employed throughout the new sewage system. Each unit has the capability of 29 million gallons of raw sewage per day.

  • The Roseland, NJ pump station is one of the largest high-flow stations feeding into the Caldwell Wastewater Treatment Plant. The pump station originally used a trash rack in the channel coming into the station. This arrangement made it necessary for a worker to climb down into the confined space once a day to access and empty the trash rack manually. This was a very time-consuming process and was expensive for the station to keep up with such frequent manual maintenance.

  • The pump stations at Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) were having a problem with their channel grinders. The twin-shaft, drum-style channel grinders were used in the ten pump stations in the region that feed into the main Monterey Regional plant.

FLUSHABLES PRODUCTS

  • Duperon Dual Auger System

    A new alternative to grinders and chopper pumps in the collection system and plant headworks: the Duperon Dual Auger system is our solution to wipes.

  • Super Shredder® SS2400

    The SUPER SHREDDER® in-line disintegrator reduces a variety of liquid borne solids with a unique, low headloss design.

  • TASKMASTER® TT

    The TASKMASTER® TT Grinder Receiving Station provides for a streamlined septage receiving operation with a special grinder and control system. By combining a TASKMASTER grinder with a sophisticated control system that monitors and records hauler activity, this system includes all the most important features of larger, more expensive septage receiving systems.

  • SUPER SHREDDER

    The SUPER SHREDDER® in-line macerator reduces tough wastewater solids to fine bits with a unique, high-flow, spherical rotor design. The unit is specifically designed for high capacity and minimal headloss. In fact, because of its high percentage of open area, the SUPER SHREDDER remains practically invisible to flow. The SUPER SHREDDER is simple to install in straight-through pipe systems. It quickly goes to work protecting pumps and enhancing the operation of process equipment. This unique unit has provided remarkably dependable service in installations worldwide.

  • DIMMINUTOR® Grinder

    The DIMMINUTOR® provides automatic screening and grinding of liquid-borne solids with a straight-through open channel design. This unit reduces plastics, wood, vegetable matter, disposables and other oversized items to a fine particulate. The DIMMINUTOR’s unique features, heavy precision construction, dependable operation and simplified maintenance have earned it a solid reputation amongst operators and specifying engineers worldwide.

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The Monster Manhole is a pre-fabricated sewer manhole with a sewage grinder that is fully assembled and ready to install. This FRP manhole is an excellent solution when a sewage grinder is needed but there is not enough room for conventional installations. Installation is easy – just dig down to the sewer line, create a concrete pad for the fiberglass manhole unit to rest on, and tie in the sewer lines. It is a perfect solution for sewage and commercial and residential facilities as well as pump stations that are difficult to access.