Commercial chemical injection pumps are used in a wide range of applications including water treatment facilities, industrial processes, and food production and processing. Injection pumps allow producers to inject chemicals at a specified rate on an intermittent or continuous rate depending upon what the application requires. In many cases if the ratio between the injected chemical and the process fluid in not consistent the product may become sub-standard or unfit for use. Chemical injection pumps help to deliver and maintain perfect chemical-to-product ratios.
In the event a commercial injection pump malfunctions, plant maintenance staff should be able to identify and solve any simple problems. In cases where the injection pumps are neglected, a problem is not identified until it creates a production problem.
How to troubleshoot your commercial chemical injection system:
Consider checking the following things when troubleshooting an injection pump.
1. Check whether the pump is receiving power
2. Check if the pump’s chemical tank has any chemical in it
3. Find out if the pump air is locked
4. Check if there is any water trapped in the air or gas regulator
5. Check if the chemical filter is clogged
6. Find out if the valves and seats are dirty or worn out
7. Check if the chemical metering is set accurately
Sub-surface drip irrigation is an irrigation technique that varies from the conventional practices which most individuals are used to. Unlike surface irrigation or traditional drip irrigation, this method uses drip tubes buried under the soil surface to supply water to plant roots. The depths at which the drip tubes are buried depend on the crop being watered and the farming practices employed. It is a costly watering system because it requires expert design and maintenance, but the fact that it delivers water directly to plants roots makes it very effective.
Sub-surface irrigation eliminates many of the effects of conventional irrigation methods such as ponding, surface infiltration, surface water runoff (leading to erosion), and excessive water losses through evaporation. Water moves out of the drip tubes in all directions and wets the soil around roots. With a well-managed sub-surface irrigation system, it possible to maintain a high degree of uniform water application throughout your fields. Plus, water is only applied underground instead of to the soil surface where weeds could easily germinate. This reduces weed growth and makes it possible for crops to enjoy more nutrients from the soil.
• In arid, semi-arid, hot and windy areas – The system is best for such areas with low rainfall and limited water supply because of its low evaporation rates compared to conventional irrigation methods. Countries such as Israel heavily rely on this technique in their farming.
• For weed control – The system can help reduce weed growth substantially.
• Growing crops that require dry surface conditions – Some crops benefit from a drier soil surface and foliage because of reduced potential for fungal diseases.
• Medium and large-scale production – The system is relatively complex and in most cases automated, so it’s not best for small-scale farming.
If you are considering sub-surface irrigation, contact W.P. Law, Inc. today for more information!
Water conservation and sustainable waste management have become serious concerns in the modern world. Pump stations play a critical role in the removal of sewage, drainage of low-lying land and water distribution systems. These pump stations help communities in many ways.
Transport of water
In water distribution systems, pump stations help to deliver fresh drinking water into homes. Treated water is pumped into vertical storage tanks and gravity fed to homes and businesses.
Increased water pressure
Water pressure can be poor in areas that have grown rapidly or have outdated infrastructure. Booster pump stations can be used to increase water pressure which makes life more enjoyable and helps appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines function better.
Collection and storage
There are situations where either fresh water or sewage will need to be collected and stored for use in the future. With pump stations, communities can not only collect and store these fluids but will also be able to let them flow when the need arises.
Reduced health risks
Sewage that is not properly managed can give off toxic gases and pose serious health risks. With pumping stations in sewage collection systems, raw sewage will flow smoothly over a significant distance. The stations ensure that sewage is managed in such a way that the related health risks are minimized.
Lower flood risks
Water that collects in low lying areas can lead to floods if the water levels rise. Pump stations can collect this water and direct it to the intended areas and in this way prevent damage and loss of lives.
Even with well-maintained pump stations, it is important for members of the community to have proper equipment to handle different fluids. At W.P Law, we supply quality fluid handling equipment for contractors, farmers and industries. In case you have any questions or would like to find out how we can help meet your needs, kindly contact us today.
If you are planning on having a well drilled or you are a new well owner, it is essential to know well basics.
Types of wells
• Driven wells – They are made by driving a pipe with a well point into shallow water-bearing gravel or sand.
• Dug wells – They are wells excavated by hand using a shovel to a level that is below the water table. They are usually lined with tiles, stones or bricks. They are shallow and easily get contaminated.
• Drilled wells – they are constructed using a rotary drilling machine. They are usually more than 100 feet deep.
It is easy to contaminate a well especially if it was not well constructed. Contaminants can easily slip into the well if toxic materials are dumped close to the well and leach into the aquifer contaminating the groundwater. Consumption of water from a contaminated well can be dangerous. It is essential to have your well tested on a regular basis for pathogens, contaminants and other chemicals.
Potential sources of contamination include;
• Microorganisms such as bacteria, parasites, and viruses
• Nitrate and nitrite present in human waste and chemical fertilizers
• Heavy metals
Protecting your well from contamination
Proper well maintenance which includes an inspection every ten years is important. You should also install a well cap to prevent hazardous materials from falling into the well. Use caution around the well and do not put any dangerous substances close to it.
If you are planning to own a well in the future, talk to the experts at W.P. Law Incorporated.