BioSTEP screened pumping systems are versatile pump packages designed to transfer screened liquids in numerous small-diameter, decentralized collection applications. Each pre-packaged BioSTEP combines proven, low-maintenance components with unique, engineered features to create an innovative solution for a wide variety of design needs.
Conventional (centralized) wastewater collection systems have always been viewed as the more desirable solution for transferring wastewater. Despite this method’s popularity, central sewers can be cost-prohibitive or simply not feasible in some areas due to various geological factors. Alternative wastewater collection systems reduce excavation time, material requirements and construction costs, and provide innovative, sustainable solutions for new development and community redevelopment. Additionally, areas with small lot sizes, poor soil conditions or other site-related limitations can overcome these barriers while maintaining a “sewer-like” feel.
BioSTEP® screened pumping systems are designed so that once installed, all normal operation and maintenance can occur without the messy removal of system components. BioSTEP screened pump vaults utilize the patented SaniTEE® screening technology to screen and deflect solids rather than collect and hold them like other filtering technologies. When BioSTEP is being serviced, an external cleaning swab is used to clean the pump vault exterior and flush out the angled slots. All of this cleaning and maintenance can be easily accomplished without component removal. Additionally, the new ScumGuard® acts as a shield to protect each BioSTEP from oil-laden scum and provides flexible, uniform installation options for most tank, manhole and riser configurations.
Materials of construction: Made with corrosion resistant materials.
BioSTEP Installation: BioSTEP screened pumping systems are mounted inside tanks in above-ground or below-ground applications. Tanks can be made from concrete, fiberglass, steel or plastic materials. Please consult product specifications for specific tank recommendations. Always check local regulations before installing or altering a wastewater system. Contact Bio-Microbics or a dealer near you for more information on the availability of proper tankage in your area.
Capacity: BioSTEP systems are available in several convenient, affordable model sizes and configurations. Please contact Bio-Microbics or a dealer near you for more information on the BioSTEP system that's right for your application.
Power Required: Electrical components are available to meet all worldwide electrical specifications (volt/phase/frequency).
Maintenance Requirements: Once installed, BioSTEP systems are virtually maintenance free. BioSTEP's exterior screen should be cleaned occasionally according to the demands of the waste stream. Periodic, manual operation of the BioSTEP pump should occur to ensure proper operation. Periodic review of electronic components and residual levels recommended. Residuals will need to be removed when