Vaughan Conditioning Pumps™ are Submersible Chopper Pumps mounted on a portable stand and fitted with a high-velocity mixing nozzle. The Conditioning Pump recirculates the contents of the wet well, chopping and mixing to produce a homogeneous mixture that is more easily pumped out. Floating mats are removed, and solids accumulated on the floor are re-suspended. As the pumps are mounted on a portable stand, they can easily be used in multiple applications at a single job site, facility or municipality.
Materials of Construction
Impeller | Upper Cutter | Cutter Bar | Cutter Nut
Cast Alloy Steel, Heat Treated to Minimum Rockwell C 60
Casing | Bearing Housing
Ductile Cast Iron
Cartridge Type with Silicone Carbide Seal Faces & Stainless Steel Sleeve
Back-to-Back Angular Contact Ball-Type
ISO Grade 46 Hydraulic Oil
Vaughan Conditioning Pump Videos
|Tank Bottom Sludge & Grit Mixing – Submersible Pump
CFD animation demonstrating how a 6 inch layer of grit buildup on a tank floor is suspended, mixed, and homogenized in minutes. Streamlines indicate fluid paths, demonstrating complete tank mixing using a Recirculating Submersible CHOPPER Pump (Tank Size: 12x12x9′).
Vaughan Conditioning Pump Eliminates Surface Matting
This CFD animation demonstrates how a Vaughan submersible “S4S” Conditioning (Chopper) Pump can mix a 12” layer of oil or surface matting into a 12’ x 12’ x 09’ tank in five minutes. Conditioning Pumps provide an extra level of treatment to any wastewater system by “conditioning” the contents of a pit before the solids are transferred to another location. The Conditioning Pump utilizes a nozzle and portable-stand design that allows the unit to be moved from pit to pit as needed. Once the Conditioning Pump is lowered into a reception pit, it goes to work to reduce solids sizes, keep particles suspended, and emulsify any stratosphied layers. The Conditioning Pump is perfect for Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG) applications or any process that requires a uniform mix. Other applications include hospital waste reception pits, prisons, waterparks, industrial sites, big box stores, etc.