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What is Sludge?

Sludge is any thick, brackish material that is denser than water. Most people will reference sludge as the thick back run of old oil in an engine. However, sludge can apply to anything that is thicker than water and contains multiple chemicals.

In the case of civics, sludge will typically reference sewer backups and sewage. These can be extremely toxic and dangerous for anyone in the area, so getting rid of sludge as fast as possible is incredibly important.

Common Uses of Our Sludge Pumps

Residential Sewer Lines

The most common way to use our pumps is to free up residential sewer lines or to clean up after one of the lines has burst. This is important because the sewage and sludge can damage both the property and local ecosystem.

Communal Runoff Points

Sludge often causes backups. While this can be a residential issue if storm sewers spend too much time being filled up, it is more common when it happens in the runoff near the point of exit.

As sludge slows down or narrows, it will cake on the walls of the drain that is escorting it. This builds up over time and can stem the flow of sludge to a choke point which of course will only accrue more sludge and cause a major backup.

sewage pumpsWhen you are steadily pumping down the sewage, you may need supplementary coverage to remove the sludge that’s still running into the system. By using our DD Series (4″ & 6″ Double Diaphragm) Pumps you can safely and effectively remove the pressure from the chokehold, making it much easier and more practical for repair.

Until the MSP DD-6 was introduced into the market, the next available 6″ pump option was often OVERKILL (way too much pump in actual size and fuel consumption), Not nearly as efficient in flow (gallons per minute) to fuel consumption (gallons per hour) and solid handling (sludge handling) capabilities (in inches of spherical solids). The MSP DD-6 Pump thrives in the toughest pumping applications like heavy sludge & slurry pumping.

Myers Seth Pumps

Myers-Seth Pumps has been creating ‘Battle-Ready’ pumps for over 25 years. In that time we have established ourselves as one of the leading innovators in sludge pumping performance and capabilities. If you would like to learn more about our DD (4″ & 6″ Double Diaphragm) Series pumps & systems, give us a call today!

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