drain maintenance Articles

  • Biological drain line maintenance case study

    The Problem In one of their stores a major Supermarket group was experiencing frequent drain blockages due to accumulations of fat, oil and grease (FOG). Cleveland Biotech Ltd were asked to carry out trials using the Amnite L100 ‘GreaseBeta’ Fat Digester System to see if the problem could be overcome. The Supermarket was already hand-dosing powdered bacterial products in ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Curtailing Contamination Hydrocarbon Engineering July 2017

    During planned shutdowns, the equipment in refineries and petrochemical plants has to be checked. The downtime can require several weeks when tanks, vessels, distillation columns, and pipes have to be drained and cleaned for i   maintenance or repair. Shutdowns are labour-intensive and require accurate scheduling and organisation between all projects, as often hundreds of workers are ...


    By Kurita

  • The different purposes of drain cleaners

    Drain cleaners are chemicals that help in clearing off septic tank drain pipes or to put a stop to the amount of congested pipes. It is commonly suggested through septic tank specialists, as it is an easiest ways do repair to drainage problems. Drain cleaners includes very hazardous chemical ...


    By Hydra International Ltd

  • Clarifier maintenance

    Clarifiers are expensive, to buy or repair, and their downtime can be costly in fines imposed by regulatory agencies and in community ill will. Regular maintenance, an annual inspection of the mechanism and an occasional touchup of the paint or coating system are simple and inexpensive proactive steps that will usually prevent most problems. Three components of all clarifiers require maintenance: ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • On-site Oil Analysis to extend oil drain intervals

    Fleets demonstrate ROI on do it yourself oil analysis “If the oil is good, why would you change it?” Gary Lentsch, CAFM, fleet manager for Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), asked ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil Water Separator Maintenance

    Oil water separators (OWS) can be co$tly to maintain, $20,000 or more on average per cleaning and if not properly managed, can be very expensive conduits of pollution. Have you taken steps to minimize the effects and consequences on your operating co$t? When was your facility’s last OWS maintenance ...

  • Maintenance for septic tanks

    Septic tanks are widely used for on site sewage treatment for domestic homes which are not connected to the sewer system. Little attention is given to the septic tank until there are problems such as smells or poor drainage or ponding on the surface. A little maintenance of the septic tank can be very helpful in maintaining performance of the septic tank. The outflow from a septic tank percolates ...


    By Biofuture Ltd

  • Genesee county waste water drain commission

    Michigan county selects a Cornell pump for its new pump station. Genesee County, where Flint, Michigan is located, had an issue with their wastewater Pump Station No 1. Employing a vertical line shaft and dry pit pump design, the station was becoming increasingly expensive to maintain and operate. Adding to maintenance issues were the pump station’s age and ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Cleaning & maintenance management

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury’s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature and exposed, it vaporizes readily. Once it has become an aerosol, it is absorbed into the lungs and ...


  • Cleveland biotech steps in to clear drains and supermarket name case study

    After a leading supermarket chain was fined £13,500 for contaminating a public sewer with fat from a rotisserie chicken cooking area, it turned to Cleveland Biotech to ensure the problem never arises again. Following an investigation and subsequent prosecution by Northumbrian Water the supermarket wasted no time in contacting Cleveland Biotech, a specialist in providing natural solutions to ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • How to drain 37 million of liters of water in just 14 hours

    Trollhätte canal, located in the Southwest part of Sweden, has a difference in altitude of 44 meters, handled by six locks. One single lockage demands 8000-12000 m3 of water. In May 2009, the lock system was closed down for maintenance and repair; this required four of the locks to be drained and kept dry for four days. Grindex pumps in the sizes Matador and Maxi were rented for the task. ...


    By Grindex Pumps

  • Cbio steps in to clear drains and supermarket name case study

    After a leading supermarket chain was fined £13,500 for contaminating a public sewer with fat from a rotisserie chicken cooking area, it turned to Cleveland Biotech to ensure the problem never arises again. Following an investigation and subsequent prosecution by Northumbrian Water the supermarket wasted no time in contacting Cleveland Biotech, a specialist in providing natural solutions to ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Installation of a deep drainage trench by the bio-polymer slurry drain technique

    Introduction An underground diesel fuel spill at a county bus maintenance facility in San Jose, California was successfully remediated by constructing a pair of 50 feet deep, gravel-filled extraction trenches. Well casings with ejector pumps were set into the trenches for withdrawing the diesel fuel contaminated groundwater to a small, onsite treatment plant. Severe access restraints, the ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Residential Sewer and Drain Pipe Line Repairing by Pipe Bursting Method

    One responsibility a homeowner must accomplish is the regular maintenance and repairs around the house. The scale goes up according to how pressing the problem is. Decisive action must be done for emergency situations, especially when it comes to sewer line emergencies. As soon as you notice the pipes leaking or backing up, you’ll need to immediately have it inspected and repaired. If not, ...


    By TRIC Tools Inc.

  • Geoweb Swale Drain - Forrestdale Business Park, WA - Case Study

    Project: Geoweb Swale Drain Date: October 08 Client: Georgiou Group Location: Forrestdale Business Park, WA The new business development park at Forrestdale, located on the corner of Lakes/ Ranford Road, Forrestdale (approx.20km south of Perth CBD) required for the discharge of stormwater ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Seven Maintenance Considerations for Stormwater Filtration Systems

    All stormwater BMP’s will require maintenance at some time or time interval. Long-term maintenance costs and maintainability are very important considerations. Here are some other things you should consider when discussing maintenance of your stormwater filtration system. 1. Evaluate availability of maintenance contracting. It is the nature of filters to occlude with ...

  • Geodrilling: Maintenance of active slope stability installations

    Landslide activity and slope failure on parts of the Isle of Wight have been an ongoing problem for hundreds of years and a significant landslide during the particularly bad winter of 1994-5 seriously affected an area up to 400 metres inland from the coast. Instability in the Castlehaven area had to be addressed to reduce the risk to public safety, property and the local infrastructure. The Isle ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Acid Mine Drain (AMD) treatment to achieve very low residual heavy metal concentrations

    Abstract Mount Emmons mine wastewater treatment plant currently treats on average around 450,000 gallons per day of acid mine drain (AMD) water collected into several collection ponds. The plant uses standard lime hydroxide precipitation process at pH 10.7 to precipitate heavy metals and remove AMD contaminants with the subsequent flocculation - dissolved air flotation (DAF) and sand ...

  • Model 8 oil grabber® removes small amounts of oil from plant drain water

    Problem: Worldwide, Reichhold Chemical Corp. produces some 5600 products. At St. Helens, Ore., they produce three -urea, ammonium nitrate and ammonia. Plant drain water is discharged into the Columbia River, and although oily residues are minuscule because of a concerted program to keep oil off the floors, some is present - drippage from ammonia compressors, vehicles and machine maintenance ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

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