DIP System® Featured in Fluid Handling International Magazine
The Direct In-line Pump System, or DIP System®, has been featured in the October 2016 issue of Fluid Handling International Magazine. This bi-monthly publication is dedicated to liquid and gas handling and transfer equipment in the petrochemical, chemical, oil, wastewater and water industries.
The article, “Lifting a Standard,” covers the challenges associated with traditional lift stations in wastewater collection and treatment. They use submersible pumps in a wet well, which are activated by float switches when the water reaches a specified level.
These challenges can include:
- Clogging of pumps from wipes, thick flushable materials, trash and debris
- Accumulation of fats, oils and grease on the float switches, which may require cleaning to remain operable
- Corrosion of components and structures from hydrogen sulphide gas
By lifting gravity effluent directly at the point of entry, without water loading or a wet well, the DIP System® overcomes these issues of retained volumes of effluent. It shreds wipes, trash and debris automatically, alleviating the pump clogging problem.
The article also covers the invention of the DIP System®. The system was developed by French innovator Stephane Dumonceaux, and patented and first installed in 2003. Since then, more than 1,500 systems have been utilized in locations throughout France, as well as several countries across the globe.
You can read the article here.
C&B Equipment has been instrumental in bringing the DIP System® to the Midwest. We installed the region’s first DIP System® for the Norton Correctional Facility in Norton, Kansas. You can review a video case study of the installation, which was completed in April 2016, here.