Heavy-duty Vaughan self-priming chopper pump pays off for large Sydney paper mill

A large paper mill in Sydney required a reliable solids handling pump capable of transferring pulp waste slurry with high concentrations of suspended solids such as cardboard, strapping, etc. The solution offered was a Vaughan model SP8N self-priming chopper pump direct coupled to a 55 kW, 6-pole speed electric motor. As a result of this pump’s success, additional Vaughan self-priming pumps have been supplied for various other critical applications at the plant.

Vaughan chopper pumps ensure clog-free operation for major NSW waste recyling plant

Situated in the south of Sydney, the Macarthur Resource Recovery Park is the city’s largest alternative waste technology processing plant. At the heart of plant lies the Ecolibrium Mixed Waste Facility, which 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 E-Series horizontal end suction chopper pumps throughout various areas of the plant where solids in suspension can cause clogging problems in pipe work and associated equipment.

Vaughan self-priming chopper pump eliminates clogging problems for major New Zealand winery

A large wine producer in New Zealand was struggling to overcome continuous pump clogging problems in their main wastewater sump due to heavy loading of leaves, bottle caps, string, plastic caps and strapping. The original pumps that were installed for the job simply could not cope and as a result, a screen had to be installed on the suction to filter out suspended solids. Screening the waste only caused more problems, as solids would simply become “blanketed” over the screen, restricting pump flow. By installing a Vaughan chopper pump, any previous clogging risk was instantly eliminated meaning that the suction screen could be removed.

Penrith WWTP solves clogging problems by installing Vaughan self-priming chopper pumps

A large wastewater treatment plant in New South Wales had been struggling to overcome problems with pumps and pipework clogging with clumps of rag and ropey fibrous material in municipal sewage. The existing failing pumps were eventually replaced with two model SP4K Vaughan self-priming chopper pumps, which incorporate patented and innovative design features that allow them to chop and pump heavy, solids-laden waste material without the risk of clogging.

Vaughan vertical wet well chopper pumps tackles diffcult stringy casings application in NZ

Pump Systems supplied a Vaughan vertical wet well chopper pump to a large processing company in New Zealand for pumping wastewater containing sheep casings, mucosa, slime, threads and intestines. Material of this nature is notoriously difficult to pump, as most pumps will not cope due to clogging and binding of impellers and shafts. Pump Systems Ltd were able to offer the perfect solution with the patented chopping action of a Vaughan chopper pump.

Large poultry plant relies on robust Vaughan chopper pump for turkey feather processing

A poultry company in NZ was looking for a way to transfer turkey feathers to their rendering plant. Approximately 1.5 tonnes per hour of turkey feathers are processed daily and the feathers can reach up to 350 mm long with quill diameters up to 8 mm. Pump Systems designed a new system using a Vaughan horizontal chopper pump so that high concentrations of feathers in water could be chopped and broken down prior to being screened and rendered.