Product Focus - September 2021

Product Focus - September 2021

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Aeration Pump

HIBLOW USA is bringing back the safety screw to all HP Series air pumps. In 2016, the safety switch mechanism — which cuts power to the pump when the diaphragms eventually rupture — was changed from a screw type to a slide switch type. The goal was to make rebuilds more efficient for service providers in the field. Over the past couple of years, the company received negative feedback from some and, after careful consideration and weighing the benefits of each option, HIBLOW decided to revert to the screw type safety switch for all HP Series pumps. 734-944-5032;

Effluent Pump

Ashland Pump effluent pumps
Heavy-duty effluent pumps from Ashland Pump are available in multiple horsepower sizes for various performance requirements and have efficient permanent split-capacitor motors. The oil-filled pumps have an upper and lower ball bearing design and handle solids up to 3/4 inch. They are made of cast iron, with cast iron impellers and equipped with a piggyback switch (20-foot standard cord) or in manual configurations. They are offered in 3/10, 4/10, 1/2, 3/4, 1 and 1 1/2 hp models. 855-281-6830;

Webtrol Pumps V-Series 
V-Series sewage ejectors and effluent pumps from Webtrol Pumps are offered from 1/2 to 2 hp. The VS sewage and the VE effluent pumps have cast iron impellers and volutes with a stainless-steel motor housing. The VS5A24 is a sewage ejector, ½ hp, 2-inch discharge and passes 2-inch solids. This pump shutoff head is 24 feet. The larger sewage ejectors have 2- or 3-inch discharges. Three phase models are available. Motors are continuous duty. A double mechanical seal is standard. The VE5A46 is a ½ hp pump with shutoff heads to 49 feet with a 2-inch discharge and a removable screen limits solids to 1/4 inch, or 5/8 inch without the screen. Models are available in single or three-phase. They can be guide rail mounted. 800-769-7867;

Grinder Pumps

Environment One Upgrade
The Upgrade from Environment One is designed to replace troublesome or maintenance-intensive residential grinder pumps. It fits into the grinder pump wet well with easy drop-in conversion, ready to connect. It is a progressing cavity, 1 hp, 1,725 rpm SPD grinder pump with a maximum TDH of 185 feet. It is designed not to jam and for minimum wear to the grinding mechanism. It comes with a self-contained level control system, eliminating float switches. The 1 1/4-inch slide face discharge connection is adaptable to any existing discharge piping. The internal check valve assembly, located on the grinder pump, is custom designed for non-clog, trouble-free operation. A number of discharge hose lengths are available to accommodate a wide range of existing tank depths. If service is required, the pump can be removed quickly and easily for minimum system downtime. 518-346-6161;

Liberty Pumps ProVore
The ProVore grinder from Liberty Pumps is designed for use in residential applications where addition of a bathroom or other fixtures below sewer lines requires pumping. It has the same V-Slice cutter technology utilized in the Omnivore series of 2 hp grinder pumps, but brings this advanced technology down to a residential level. Powered by a 1 hp motor, the smaller grinder is designed to operate on a standard 115- or 230-volt circuit, requiring only a 20 amp breaker, meaning no special wiring, as is necessary with larger hp grinder pumps. The pump comes with a 2-inch vertical-style discharge and a standard leg pattern matching the LE-Series. This allows for an easy retrofit into existing systems. Compact factory-assembled systems are available in both simplex and duplex versions. 800-543-2550;

Pentair V2 Series
The V2 Series grinder from Pentair is designed with computational fluid dynamics software and has a volute and impeller design allowing shut-off heads up to 185 feet with a single-stage centrifugal pump. This design gives operators flexibility to change between the standard, high-head and high-flow design by swapping the impeller and cutter plate, simplifying maintenance and reducing service parts inventory for low-pressure sewage system projects. It is available with an optional quick-disconnect cord for easier servicing in the field, double-row bearings to absorb axial and radial loads and an oil-filled motor for cooler operating temperatures and longer life. 855-274-8948;

Sump Pump

Vertiflo Pump Series 800
The Series 800 immersion sump pump from Vertiflo Pump can be used for sump drainage, flood control and process drainage to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements. It is designed for severe service at heads to 230 feet and temperatures to 350 degrees F, and it operates in pit depths to 26 feet and up to 3,000 gpm. It includes carbon line shaft bearings, semi-open impeller with external adjustment, high-thrust angular contact ball bearing, 416 stainless steel shafts to 1 15/16 inches and a standard NEMA C face motor. Construction materials available are cast iron, 316 stainless steel or alloy 20. 513-530-0888;

Submersible Pumps

Grundfos SE and SL
Designed for demanding situations, Grundfos SE and SL pumps ensure optimized performance with high wire-to-water efficiency. The SL range is for submerged installation and the SE range for dry and submerged installation. They are available with an S-tube impeller designed to meet today’s wastewater challenges, such as dry solids content variation and water use fluctuation. The S-tube impeller offers hydraulic efficiency without compromising free passage. 800-926-6688;

Polylok PL-CPE4A
The Polylok PL-CPE4A is a submersible, 4/10 hp, 115-volt, single-phase effluent pump with a 2-inch NPT vertical discharge. It has a maximum head of 38 feet and a maximum flow of 56 gpm. The pump is designed with a 3,450 rpm oil-filled permanent split-capacitor motor and has an amp rating of 6.6 for 115 volts, a rugged cast iron housing and volute equipped with a cast iron vortex impeller capable of passing 3/4-inch solids. The stainless steel shaft is supported by two single-row, oil-lubricated ball bearings. The shaft seal is an inboard design with a secondary Exclusion V seal. It has a 20-foot UL/CSA-listed power cable suitable for submersible service and fitted with a three-prong plug. The unit is supplied with an integrated clip for the included piggyback mechanical float switch and used for automatic operation. 888-765-9565;

Pump Controls

Alderon Industries VertiMAC Sump Advisor System VM-Series
The VertiMAC Sump Advisor System VM-Series from Alderon Industries is a float-operated pump switch system used in sump pump or limited space applications. A sensor is attached to the top of the pump switch, which eliminates the need to mount a separate alarm float switch. The sensor integrates high level alarm and pump run switches connected to an alarm panel. When the water level rises activating the pump switch, it turns the pump on and continues to run until the float is deactivated to complete the pump cycle. The sensor sends a signal to the alarm panel activating the green pump run or red high sump LED indicators. The alarm panel auxiliary contacts are used to connect to BAS systems. It is available in 120/240 volts AC bare lead (no plug) and 120-volt AC or 240-volt AC piggyback plug, 13-amp models. 218-483-3034;

Flygt - a Xylem Brand MAS 801
As part of a complete pumping system, the MAS 801 pump monitoring system from Flygt - a Xylem Brand helps reduce costs over a pump’s lifetime, according to the maker. With 24/7 onsite overview of pump data that simplifies methods for diagnostics, the technology enables continuous station health checks on pump operation. In addition, with three-axis vibration, current measurement and temperature and leakage measurements, the user can take timely, preventive measures for increased lifetime of the pumping equipment. 704-409-9700;

Jet Inc. Model 196 Control Panel
The Model 196 Control Panel from Jet Inc. is pre-wired and designed to control and monitor operation of Jet system aerator or aerators, as well as the function of one or two 120/1/60 or 240/1/60 pumps for flow equalization and various pressured distribution system applications such as time dose, demand dose and night spray. The panel allows for optional cycle timer, cycle counter, remote telemetry and auxiliary alarms. All controls, audible and visual alarms are housed in a NEMA 4 control enclosure. 800-321-6960;

Orenco Systems 4-in-1 Controller
The 4-in-1 Controller from Orenco Systems supports numerous electrical configurations and dosing schedules within a single panel. Both simplex and duplex models are available and can be configured in the field for timed or demand dosing. While the control circuit operates on 120-volt power, the pump circuit is dual-rated for 120- or 240-volt power, meaning installers and service providers can reduce their panel inventories for new installations and repairs. It includes a programmable logic unit with multiple timing intervals for changing flow conditions and has a built-in elapsed-time meter and counter. It also displays float position and has a float error indicator. Each panel includes a reference chart to assist with troubleshooting during installation and testing as well as wiring diagrams. It is completely touch-safe. 877-257-8712;

SJE-Rhombus Xpert Alert Wi-Fi
The Xpert Alert Wi-Fi indoor alarm system from SJE-Rhombus helps protect a home from costly damage due to flooding, pump failure or freezing pipes, according to the maker. The system monitors and reports residential alarm condition by notifying locally (audible and visual alarms) and remotely via SMS text messages and/or emails. It uses an existing Wi-Fi or Ethernet network to send messages. The design incorporates an LED alarm light ring that illuminates red for alarm 1 and amber for alarm 2. The red low-temperature indicator activates at 40 degrees F to alert for potential freezing conditions, but it can be deactivated for cold climates. It is CSA certified. 888-342-5753;

SPI 50B019-120-240DD
The 50B019-120-240DD control panel from SPI is a duplex time-dosing panel for use in residential or commercial applications. It can be used with 120- or 240-volt power, and it accommodates two dosing pumps controlled by a repeat cycle timer. It has a durable, weather-resistant, NEMA 4X polycarbonate enclosure with SST latches; large, easy-to-access terminal block; circuit breakers for the pumps and control circuits; a rugged, externally mounted, UV-resistant alarm light; audible alarm and run-mute-test switch with UV-resistant sealing boot; definite purpose motor contactors; alternating relay; and pump hand-off-auto switches. Compressor hookups are available. Wiring schematic and detailed connection diagrams are provided, as well as mounting feet for the enclosure. It is UL listed. 419-282-5933;

Pump Parts/Components

Gorman-Rupp EchoStorm
The EchoStorm static venturi aeration device from Gorman-Rupp is designed to add dissolved oxygen into liquids as they are being pumped. It adds oxygen to wastewater, reduces the size of organic solids and degasses organic solids. It is available in 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-inch sizes. Depending on the pump it is paired with, it can provide flows from 50 to 1,300 gpm with up to 857 pounds of dissolved oxygen per day. It is suitable for aeration in a variety of municipal, industrial and agricultural applications, including wet well influent, aerobic sludge digestion, lagoons, oxidation ditches, fat, oil and grease digestion, landfill leachate and mine water treatment, according to the maker. The device can be combined with Super T Series, Ultra V Series, Super U Series, 80 Series, 10 Series and 6500 Series pumps. 419-755-1011;

Delta Treatment Systems ECOFILTER Pump Vault
The ECOFILTER Pump Vault tank filtration system from Delta Treatment Systems is designed to prolong downstream drainfield and treatment system life by reducing biological loading and clogging. The integrated system is easy to install in new or existing single- or double-compartment tanks and is suitable for S.T.E.P collection systems and effluent treatment, according to the maker. Featuring a dual compartment housing for simplex or duplex applications, it draws effluent from the clarified zone of the tank minimizing suspended solids. The easy-access design maximizes filter surface area and streamlines filter inspection and maintenance by enabling filter cartridge removal without pulling the pump or vault. The system’s float stem bracket is designed to simplify removal and adjustment of the float assembly. Constructed of high-density polyethylene with UV inhibitors for longevity, it is customizable to meet any project need. 800-221-4436; 


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