Pump Station Monitoring White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Clogging Solution Is Crystal Clear In Crystal Lake

    The city of Crystal Lake, IL, was able to parlay a longterm solid relationship with a major pump manufacturer into a clogging solution for one pump station, cost-saving standardization and reduced inventory across its remaining pump stations, and significant energy savings.

  2. Unique Technology Responds To Lift Station Woes

    The City of Fond du Lac estimates energy savings at 20 percent at the Wild Life Acres lift station after installing the Concertor system. Bothersome, time-consuming, and expensive cleaning call outs have also been reduced, as confirmed by monitoring system tracking the lift station operation both before and after the introduction of Concertor.

  3. Minimizing Energy Use At Pump Stations With Extreme Variable Flows

    Every spring, the wastewater municipality in Dalarna, Sweden, experienced melting snow and heavy rainfall that caused a dramatic increase in pump station inflow. To handle this seasonal volume, the station had oversized pumps that consumed more energy than needed during drier months. This case study illustrates how the installation of a variable-speed pump controller decreased energy consumption by almost 50 percent while allowing for variations in flow.

  4. Bioxide Solution Reduces Odors, Corrosion, Complaints For A Mid-Atlantic Water Authority

    When a Mid-Atlantic water authority received complaints about odor, corrosion, and safety issues, Evoqua replaced a liquid bleach system with a nonhazardous, comprehensive solution for effective odor and corrosion control.

  5. Bury A SITRANS MAG Sensor? Sure!

    A large east coast water supplier faced a number of challenges with one of its pumping stations. It was built more than 35 years ago on a 25’ earth mound (“ant hill”) to protect it from flooding, the pumping station was becoming very expensive and inefficient to operate.

  6. Dry Pit Submersibles Lower Costs And Eliminate Unscheduled Maintenance

    A utilities department was experiencing frequent unscheduled maintenance visits and corresponding unbudgeted repair bills for the pumps at the township’s main pump station.

  7. Pump Station’s Non-Dispersibles Problem: Solved

    Sun City, AZ, has had the same wastewater treatment plant since the '70s, along with a new, expensive problem: non-dispersible waste.

  8. Monsters Protect Pump Station, Weather Storms In Scotland

    Pump blockages and rags are a significant barrier to energy and operational efficiencies at pump stations, causing unscheduled shut downs, safety hazards for operators, costly equipment repairs and increased power usage due to a decrease in the pumps’ hydraulic performance. Scottish Water observed these negative effects caused by an influx of wipes and rags throughout a network of area pump stations. Engineers looked to a proven, powerful solution in the form of two JWC Environmental Channel Monster® grinders at one of their most problematic sites.

  9. Lift Station Upgraded After Rainstorm Causes Flood And Electrical Short

    Read the full case study to learn how the installation of the three Flygt horizontally mounted dry pit, flood-proof NZ-3171 submersible clog-free pumps immediately offered a 25 percent boost in efficiency at a lift station in Manitoba, Canada, after a motor had shorted out due to excessive moisture, and could not be replaced.

  10. Robertson County Water Supply Corporation Adopts VTScada Software

    Serving just over 16,000 residents in eastern Texas, the Robertson County Water Supply Corporation (RCWSC) operates a small rural water system with five water plants, four wells, one booster pump station, and approximately 350 miles of PVC pipe. In December of 2014, their systems integrator, Express Electric, recommended that they adopt VTScada software from Trihedral to remotely monitor and control their plants.