BPH Pump & Equipment Inc., an Illinois-based distributor of industrial pumps, has supported a Midwestern manufacturer since 2013 when they opened a mining operation that produces a range of silica proppants. Proppants are solid materials, such as treated sand or ceramic particulate, that are typically used in the hydraulic fracturing process to keep an induced hydraulic fracture open for optimal oil and gas extraction.
When this proppant manufacturer needed pumps for sumps in their facility, they contacted BPH Pump & Equipment Inc. for recommendations. Having initially installed a KZN submersible pump in one of their sumps for a basic dewatering application, the proppant manufacturer contacted BPH again in 2015 to discuss sourcing another KZN pump for a new sump.
Reclaiming Frac Sand in a Closed-Loop Water System
The proppant manufacturer operates the mining facility with a closed-loop water system in an effort to reduce the facility’s water consumption by as much as 73 million gallons of water each year.Read More
R.F. MacDonald Co., an industrial pump supplier and service provider that has supported thousands of pump systems throughout California and Nevada since 1956, has been working with a leading food packaging company for the past five years. This major food packaging company packages a wide range of food products – everything from syrups to sauces, fruit juices and purees to diced fruit and compote fillings. No matter what variety of cartons, tin cans, squeeze bottles, pouches, or individual portion cups, their central California- and Kentucky-based food packaging facilities run 24/7 to distribute high quality food products across the country.
A Relationship Built on Proven Performance
This major food packager was first introduced to BJM Pumps in 2011 when R.F. MacDonald Co. suggested that the central California facility use a Fahrenheit® Pump for one of their shallow sumps.Read More
Barney’s Pumps, a Florida-based company that has provided pumps, controls, mixers and systems to the water/wastewater, industrial, and food industries since 1950, supported a local juice production facility in 2014 when they were searching for a pump that would operate reliably in their feed mill sump application. The juice producer, who grows and processes oranges from their own groves as well as from independent growers in South Florida, produces up to 90 million gallons of fresh orange juice every year.
As one of the largest suppliers of ‘pure Florida’ orange juice in the U.S., the juice producer operates a feed mill on-site that turns fruit peel into a cattle feed product. In order to create the cattle feed product, the feed mill performs an evaporation process that extracts citrus oils and moisture out of the fruit skin.Read More
Goforth Williamson Inc. provides pumps, pump repair, and field services to a variety of industrial companies and municipalities across the Southern United States. Goforth Williamson Inc., who has positive working relationships with several water and wastewater treatment plants, was contacted in 2014 by a major city’s water treatment plant; one that provides drinking water to over 4 million people in a metropolitan area. When one of the clarifier sump pumps at the water treatment plant wore out, Goforth Williamson was asked to recommend a replacement pump.The Challenge
The water treatment plant extracts fresh water from a nearby river, pumping a significant amount of sand and silt in with the fresh water. The water treatment plant must separate the water from the sand and silt in a clarifier.Read More
A major Midwest power company needed a new pumping solution for one of its facilities, a 1,900-megawatt coal-fired electric power plant.The Challenge
Coal continues to play a significant role in U.S. electric power generation. The American Coal Foundation reports that nine of every 10 tons of domestically mined coal is used to generate electric power. And more than half of electric power consumed in the U.S. comes from coal-fired power plants.
For these facilities, coal poses wastewater removal challenges, due to coal’s natural properties:
· Coal fines and dust can cause explosions under certain concentrations and conditions. So, coal-fired power plants—like the 1,900-megawatt plant featured in this case study—use water sprinklers to spray coal piles and suppress the dust.Read More