Sewage pumps operate based on Daniel Bernoulli’s principles (Hydrodynamica, 1738), which define the effects of balanced energy on fluid systems. This equation employs kinetic pressure and potential energies that are required to move a matrix of solids and water through a conduit with specific properties.
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The global metering pump market is expected to experience moderate growth during the next few years. Bouncing back from the economic slowdown, pent-up demand for metering pumps has been converted into revenue. Investments across industries and regions show demand for metering pumps for both expansions and replacement requirements.
Submersible pumps, as the name suggests, are specifically designed to be submerged in the liquid that is pumped. These specialized pumps are used in industrial and commercial applications and in homes and schools.
Q. What is a string test, and when should one be specified?
A. Generating a pump curve requires the measurement of head, capacity and power. From this information, the efficiency of the pump can be calculated. The efficiency shown on the pump curve is always related to the shaft input power.
Hamilton, Ontario, is one of Canada’s major metropolitan cities. The area’s wastewater treatment plants serve more than 500,000 Hamilton residents and the surrounding towns of Dundas, Ancaster, Water Down, Glanbrook and the former city of Stoney Creek. The treatment plants handle large volumes of sanitary and combined wastewater sewage, placing sizable demands on the pumping equipment.
In sewage grinder pumps, domestic wastewater from one or a few households flows by gravitation to a pumping station equipped with one or two grinder pumps, having a discharge pipe of nominal diameter (DN) 40 or DN 50. This pumping station discharge pipe DN 40/50 is connected to the main sewer via small pipes.
Pump manufacturers know that the engineering phrase “fit and forget” never holds true for rotating equipment. For all its reliability and longevity, a slurry pump that has been operating in a pit for several years will eventually fail.
Several North American government agencies and organizations share the responsibility of protecting the public’s health and safety while serving the best interests of water treatment facilities. Most water treatment facilities recognize that environmental protection is not just the responsibility of government agencies and organizations.
Despite their simplicity, centrifugal pumps often experience repeat failures that even seasoned maintenance and reliability professionals have trouble preventing. This four-part series explains the reasons behind repeat pump failures and uses a real-world field example involving boiler feedwater pumps.
Most homes built before 1970 are connected to a sewer through a gravity sewer system. A gravity sewer system collects wastewater from homes and transports it to a collection line by allowing gravity to force the flow. Collection lines are pipes that are installed at a slope to keep both water flowing and solids in suspension.
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