Sep 1, 2022

Reliable dosing and minimized space requirements

Camden Waste Water Treatment Plant needed a more reliable and safer dosing operation than the previous selected solutions. To meet their needs, we worked closely with the consulting engineer and assisted with the selection of the most advantageous and suitable Flowrox™ metering pumps in a wall mount packaged pumping systems.

The waste water treatment plant in Camden, USA, was faced with a challenge. Change in mediums for disinfection and de-chlorination included the construction of a new building which could fit all chemical feed equipment in one place.

In a nutshell

Customer: Camden Waste Water Treatment Plant, USA
Products:
Flowrox metering pumps in a wall mount packaged pumping systems.
Process application: Improvements to the wastewater treatment plant
Benefits:
Simple to use, compact, easy to install, accurate and ensure repeatable flow, increased operational environment safety

Industry challenge: reliable dosing and minimum space requirements

The customer decided to improve its operations by replacing gas chlorine with liquid sodium hypochlorite as the disinfection and capton as the de-chlorination method. The change included construction of a new building that included new tanks and chemical feed equipment. New installation meant space savings was a requirement to fit all the equipment into one building.

Close cooperation for best solutions

As Valmet's flow control specialists we aim to meet every customer’s needs and offer expert advice every step of the way. Already in the design stages, the consulting engineer worked alongside the local Flowrox products' representative to ensure selection of the most advantageous Flowrox metering pumps. Considering all customer’s requirements, we recommended two sets of Flowrox™ metering pumps in a wall mount packaged pumping systems.

Minimal space requirements, maximum safety and reliability

Flowrox metering pumps proved to be the best choice. Wall mount packaged systems kept the space requirements minimal while providing optimal pipeline alignment. Regardless of compact design, it ensures improved safety with integrated spill containment basin built in to the packaged system. Furthermore, the solution proved to execute more reliable dosing operation than the previous selected one. Peristaltic pumps also offer the customer more availability than diaphragm pumps due to the ability to pump through air or off-gassing as well as scaling that is present in sodium hypochlorite pumping.

After successfully delivering and installing the pumping systems, the customer recommended that the engineers specify the Flowrox metering pumps for the second site that has been delivered and commissioned.

Expert knowledge paired with decades of experience

In wastewater industry there are over 18,000 Flowrox valves and pumps installed in over hundreds of municipal/industrial wastewater treatment plants across the globe. Metering pump solutions in waste water process applications can be also found in various chemical dosing systems like metallic salts, sodium hypochlorite and its derivates and many more.

The end result

The robust design and the easy-to-use pump controls resulted in a seamless installation for the contractor. With integrated spill containment basin and hose leak detection the system helps to eliminate chemical spills. At the same time the wall mount packaged systems kept the space requirements minimal while providing optimal pipeline alignment and meet all requirements of Camden Waste Water Treatment Plant.

 

Text originally published in 2018, and slightly updated in April 2022, due to the company name change to Valmet. As of the 1st of April 2022, Flowrox brand belongs to Valmet.


For additional information on this content, please contact todd.loudin@valmet.com.

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