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Treatment plant forges strong process chain Treatment plant forges strong process chain

Because of several uncommon features of the 15-acre municipal plant's infrastructure, operators of the Fort Atkin-son, Wis., wastewater rreatment plan consider the reliability of pumps throughout the 2.7-mgd facility a top priority. They restored predictable performance at a critical link in the process chain with a retrofit in June 2001, replacing the original impellers of the Model 3127 pumps (manufactured by Trumbull, Conn.-based ITT Flygt) with Model 488 “N” impellers. The replacement impellers, derived from the new generation of N pump technology, maintain high efficiency even during long run times. As a result, the pumps draw less electricity because the motors are not bogged down by clogs. Read more

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