Seven Vacuum Pumps That Are Powering the Septic Service Industry

Seven Vacuum Pumps That Are Powering the Septic Service Industry

The Masport Cobra Plug & Play 532 CFM, distributed by Engine & Accessory.

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The efficiency of vacuum pumps determines the reliability and effectiveness of liquid waste management and transportation processes. As technology has evolved, so have these vacuum pumps, offering greater durability, improved airflow and reduced environmental impact. The modern vacuum pump is designed to tackle the most challenging tasks with ease. Here's a look at some of the latest offerings in the vacuum pump arena, showcasing the breadth of innovation and adaptability these machines bring to the industry.

Engine & Accessory Masport Cobra Plug & Play 532 CFM
The Masport Cobra Plug & Play 532 CFM, distributed by Engine & Accessory, was developed for tank sizes ranging from 3,000 to 8,000 gallons. It is equipped with a compact scrubber with 4-inch NPT inlet and high-efficiency steel oil separator with exhaust deflector, a 13-inch fan for cooling during operation, and operates at 22 inches Hg continuous duty. It incorporates a pressure relief valve vent recovery system that eliminates cleanup with no oil exhaustion. It utilizes a Rexnord Omega coupling for gearbox installations for a greater life with automatic transmissions and an automatic mechanical oil pump that delivers the correct amount of oil at all working levels with no manual adjustments necessary. 305-573-2268;

Fruitland 870 Series
Fruitland’s 870 Series pump allows vacuum levels of 28.5 inches Hg and continuous vacuum of 27 inches Hg. It is capable of providing 30 psi pressure for offloading. Oil consumption is 1 gallon for 18 hours of operation to reduce environmental impact. Locally sourced, non-proprietary oil may be used. The pump delivers 510 cfm (free air) through 4-inch porting. 905-662-6552;

Moro USA PM3000
The Moro USA PM3000 vacuum pump operates at 1,001 cfm, 29 psi with a vacuum of 28 inches Hg. One of five pumps in the Storm Series, it offers the combination of high air flow and deep vacuum of a rotary lobe blower and the durability of a rotary vane pump. It utilizes a cooling circuit and comes standard with a water recirculation pump for continuous heat exchange. It rotates at 1,200 rpm, resulting in lower fuel consumption and temperatures to promote longer pump life. It is constructed with a cast-iron casing, Kevlar vanes and industrial-grade Viton oil seals. It includes an integrated check-valve, changeover manifold and oil-fed bearings. Engine-driven packages and other drive configurations are available. 866-383-6304;

Presvac Systems PV750
The Presvac Systems PV750 rotary vane pump is designed for continuous full-vacuum operation in extreme conditions. It offers 400 cfm at free air, 350 cfm at 15 inches Hg, a maximum vacuum of 27 inches Hg and maximum pressure of 35 psi. Dual fans and twin ballast ports are designed to efficiently cool the pump. The solid housing with deep cooling ribs allows greater heat transfer from the vacuum chamber. Aluminum fans and shrouding work like a heat exchanger. Multiple manifold and drive options are available for truck, trailer or stationary applications. 800-387-7763;

Samson Pumps Truck Master 3400 Series
Truck Master 3400 Series liquid ring vacuum pumps from Samson Pumps are built for vacuum trucks and hydroexcavators. They offer a capacity up to 2,010 cfm and generate 27.1 Hg in vacuum. Air speed is approximately 260 feet per second in a 4-inch suction hose. They weigh in at 1,170 pounds, with a height of 22.7 inches, length of 48.6 inches and width of 26.1 inches. Highlights include a combination of water handling capabilities, non-clogging design, self-priming capability, high suction power, durability, low maintenance requirements, silent operation and environmental considerations.

Wallenstein Vacuum 753 Series
The 753 Series vacuum pump from Wallenstein Vacuum is designed for longer service life, incorporating wide vanes that allow up to an inch of wear. It provides 422 cfm airflow at 1,200 rpm and vacuum levels up to 28 inches Hg. Options include air-, liquid- or dual-cooling systems where air injection is combined with liquid cooling. A pump-flushing port is included on the top valve for convenient maintenance. The quick-access housing end plate allows for easy internal inspection with no bearings to pull. Oil lubrication is via a mechanical piston pump driven by shaft rotation or available with a sight-feed valve oil regulator system using vacuum/pressure to draw oil with no moving parts. 800-801-6663;

Westmoor Conde PowerPaks 
Westmoor Conde PowerPaks are preassembled gasoline or diesel-powered vacuum pump units. They are easy to install, according to the maker, and include a heavy-duty steel base with aluminum diamond plate trim and belt guard. Rigid assembly is designed to ensure minimum vibration and maximum power. They are available with either vacuum only or vacuum/pressure pumps. A wide range of cfm options ensure the PowerPak is matched to the tank size and application. Units are powered with optional Honda GX Commercial Series gasoline engines or Hatz industrial air-cooled diesel engines. Units can be easily transferred to another tank system when needed. 800-367-0972;


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