Chopper Pumps are centrifugal pumps with the unique ability to chop all incoming solids prior to pumping.
This not only protects the pump from clogging, but also provides added benefit to downstream components, processes, and the environment.
All wear components are cast steel and heat treated for maximum impact and wear resistance. Combined together, these heavy duty patented components create the ultimate pump for handling severe solids.
This same basic concept has been used in Vaughan’s vertical wet well design for almost a half-century.
Chopping is accomplished by the scissor action of the leading edges of the impeller vanes cutting against the opposing edges of the cutter bar.
All solids are chopped as they enter between the cutter bar and the impeller vanes. The smaller solids are easily pumped by the centrifugal action of the impeller.
Vaughan Chopper Pumps – Features & Benefits:
- Dry suction lifts up to 22 feet
- Flows over 13,000 gallons per minute
- Hydraulic efficiencies OVER 70%
- Discharge sizes from 3″ to 16″
- Heat-treated and hardened components
- Direct or belt-drive configurations available
- Over 50 years experience
- Non-clogging guarantee on all Chopper pumps
Wastewater Applications for Vaughan Chopper Pumps:
RAW SEWAGE: Lift stations, CSO facilities, headworks, prisons, hospitals, restaurants.
SCREENINGS / SEPTAGE: Raw concentrated solids including rags, plastics and hair.
CLARIFIER SCUM PITS: Primary or Secondary scum without plugging or air binding.
SLUDGE TRANSFER: Eliminates “roping” and clogging in clarifier underflow to thickeners.
RAS / WAS: Continuously conditions Return and Waste Activated Sludges.
THICKENED SLUDGE / DIGESTED SLUDGE TRANSFER: Handles high sludge consistencies.
DIGESTER MIXING: Rotamix system conditions and mixes in a dual-zone rotational flow pattern.
DIGESTER RECIRCULATION: Eliminates heat exchanger clogging while conditioning sludge.
Typical Municipal Flow Diagram
Contact us today 1-877-624-5757 to help diagram your specific project needs
Chopper Pump Configurations
A number of different options for your project. Contact us today 1-877-624-5757 to help identify your specific pump needs
|Vertical Wet Well
|Cantilever Wet Well
|Electric Submersible E-Series
|Electric Submersible S-Series
|Horizontal Dry Well
|Pedestal Dry Well