Blood Pit Pumping in Slaughterhouse

Blood Pit Pumping in a Turkey Slaughterhouse with a Vaughan Chopper Pump

The Challenge

The Customer was using an AOD pump to empty their blood pit in a turkey slaughterhouse. The AOD pump used for blood pit pumping would clog multiple times with feathers during a shift and was also struggling to prime on the blood. The
AOD pump was designed to handle some solids but the long feathers were causing problems. The existing setup also included a suction lift which can be a problem with blood.

The Solution

Our Application Expert – Chris Chapman needed to find a pump that could be installed in the pit and could overcome the challenges with the solids and priming on blood. Chris chose the Vaughan chopper pump with a vertical configuration.

The Results

  • Reduced Clogging
  • Improved Uptime
  • Reduced Service & Maintenance Costs

Technology Utilized

Vaughan Chopper Pump – mounted in the vertical configuration in the center of the pit.

How it works

  • The volute, impeller and chopping components are submerged in the fluid.
  • When the pump is called for, the feathers are chopped small enough to pass through the existing 2.5” discharge pipe to a holding tank – no need for priming or suction lines.
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Blood Pit Pumping with a Vaughan Chopper Pump

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