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Lift Stations and Sewage Pumping

Flush your toilet. Where does it go? Unless you're on a septic system, to a lift station probably. The content of your toilet exits your house into the sewage main and is then piped to an in-ground storage pit usually made of concrete. These┬ástorage pits (also known as lift stations) usually are placed at the…
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Accuracy vs. Reliability in Water Pumping

Water pumps are told to start and stop by both mechanical and electronic switches. Which one you decide to incorporate into your pumping system depends on what you value most: accuracy or reliability. Water pumping systems either pump potable water for consumption or sewage (spoiled) water for removal. Measuring these pump systems can be done…
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Water Plus Electric Shocks Humans

[caption id="attachment_2667" align="alignleft" width="199"] Pump controllers usually mean electricity around water or other liquid. Be mindful of electric shock from moist surfaces or exposed wires. It can happen fast.[/caption] Less than 40 milliamps (.04) amps at less than 100 volts can put a human heart into cardiac arrest by electric shock. It is the current…
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Pump Controller Threatened by Methane Gas

[caption id="attachment_2657" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sewage and sump areas are a source of explosive methane gas. A spark from a pump controller can cause an explosion. Using the proper "no spark" contacts can reduce the threat of explosion.[/caption] Pump project integration specialists have to be part businessman, part finance officer, part engineer and part fortune teller.…
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