Vacuum Priming Systems for Suction Lift Stations

Vacuum Priming Systems for Suction Lift Stations
Where the costs for excavation and installing a wet well necessary for a vertical turbine pump application are prohibitive due to rock, steep terrain, or ponds with shallow profiles, many pump vendors promote submersible pumps mounted on sleds, to circumvent the high initial installation cost. Submersible sled systems are cheap up front, but they are a maintenance nightmare when a pump or motor problem occurs. At ProPump & Controls, we often specify horizontal centrifugal pump stations with automatic vacuum pump systems to guarantee system prime. Carefully designed, these are extremely reliable systems which are easy to install, and much more economical to maintain than a submersible sled system, which require the use of a diver and a crane for pump removal or replacement. We have systems reliably operating in the field at lifts up to 25’.
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Upgraded pump station at Greenbrier CC in Lexington, Ky., with vacuum priming

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