Taskmaster grinder ends septage headache in Pompano Beach

Sept. 13, 2002
The Broward County Wastewater Treatment Plant in Pompano Beach, Florida is a regional facility processing 80 million gallons of wastewater every day.

Sept. 13, 2002 -- The Broward County Wastewater Treatment Plant in Pompano Beach, Florida is a regional facility processing 80 million gallons of wastewater every day.

Adjacent to the plant and across the street is a septage receiving area used for pre processing and receiving septage from haulers. Proper treatment of this septage was a problem for the facility.

Every day, haulers with an average capacity of 4000 gallons per tanker truck continually arrive at the pre treatment area and dump the effluent from septic tanks, portable toilets and other septage systems into a discharge bay.

The septage then needs to be processed so that it passes smoothly through the pumps to the treatment facility.

According to Supervisor of Plant Management, Curtis Preece, "Previously a large bar screen captured the incoming debris which was then removed to a dumpster. Maintenance of the screen was costly because it had so many moveable parts. This also contributed to a lot of down time. I knew there had to be a better way."

He attended a trade show and found exactly what he was looking for. "A light went on in my head when I saw the TASKMASTER TM8500," he said. The Taskmaster is a rugged workhorse of a grinder.

The unit's twin shaft mechanism is especially rugged due to the use of 'cutter cartridges' instead standard individual cutter and spacer disks.

This design gives it the extra strength needed to successful process these tough septage materials.

"We installed it and did away with the bar screen altogether. It does the job completely," Preece said.

The unit has been dependable on a day to day basis. The Taskmaster's size reduction capabilities facilitates further processing at the plant, protects downstream process equipment and ensures that systems run smoothly.

"We're very pleased with our choice," Preece concluded.

"Maintenance is non-existent and we've saved a lot of money."

For further information on the Taskmaster contact Franklin Miller Inc. 60 Okner Pkwy., Livingston, NJ 07039 USA Telephone 973-535-9200 Fax 973-535-6269 web: www.franklinnmiller.com Email:[email protected].

Source: Franklin Miller Inc.

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