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Sydney, Australia

New waste recycling plant in Sydney uses Vaughan chopper pumps for severe solids handling applications

Situated in the south of Sydney, the Macarthur Resource Recovery Park on the Jacks Gully landfill is the city's largest alternative waste technology processing plant. The plant is responsible for processing all waste from the surrounding council's, including recyclables, organics, and up to 90,000 tonnes per year of mixed solid waste in an effort to achieve some 70% diversion from landfill.

At the heart of plant lies the Ecolibrium Mixed Waste Facility, which uses Arrowbio technology from Israel's Arrow Ecology Group. The technology involves biological digestion with outputs of fertiliser, water and biogas containing up to 75% methane. Due to the difficult nature of the waste being processed, the plant utilises up to sixteen Vaughan HE Series end suction chopper pumps throughout various areas of the plant where solids in suspension can cause clogging problems in pipe work and associated equipment.

The heavy duty Vaughan chopper pump is not just a grinder, nor a non-clog impeller pump, but features a unique chopping impeller turning across a cutter bar at the inlet of the pump, thereby reducing all incoming solids before being pumped away as a preconditioned slurry or waste. Vaughan chopper pumps can be found operating throughout Australia and New Zealand in all major processing industries, as well as local authority wastewater treatment plants and other industrial waste applications.

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Sydney, Australia

Vaughan self priming chopper pumps sent to Sydney to solve clogging problems at wastewater treatment plant

Ongoing clogging problems with existing pumps at a large wastewater treatment plant in Sydney, Australia has led to the supply of two Vaughan self priming chopper pumps. The wastewater treatment plant has been struggling to overcome problems caused due to pumps and pipework clogging with clumps of rag and ropey fibrous lengths of rag and hair.

The existing pumps are being replaced with two model SP4K heavy duty Vaughan self priming chopper pumps. Vaughan use a patented and innovative design of hardened impeller, cutter bar and upper cutter which allows the pump to chop and pump solids laden waste material without the risk of clogging. The clearances inside the pumps can be adjusted externally for ease of servicing and these particular pumps have been supplied with special ceramic-coated casings to resist wear from suspended grit in the wastewater.

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Several large elbow propeller pumps supplied to WWTP for return activated sludge transfer

Four large Egger elbow propeller pumps were supplied to the Christchurch City Council as part of a major upgrade project. Manufactured in Switzerland and direct coupled to 30 kW, 960 rpm TEFV electric motors, the four model RPG 503 pumps were required to transfer Return Activated Sludge (RAS) at a maximum head of 2 metres, with flow rates ranging from 175 up to 580 litres per second.

The unique nature of the application required that the 500 mm discharge flanges and pipe work be located below the pumps and into the floor, which made for a simple and compact installation in the pump station. The pumps were supplied in cast iron materials, featuring all 316 stainless steel self cleaning propeller blades and shaft protection tubes to offer protection from fibrous and stringy material present in the wastewater.

World renowned for their high standard of engineering and finish, Egger RPG elbow propeller pumps can be supplied in a wide range of other materials and designs to accommodate flow rates up to 5,000 litres per second and heads up to 10 metres.

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