New Channel Monster Exceeds Expectations For Pump Stations

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For pump stations, the third generation Channel Monster® XD surpasses all existing technologies in terms of performance, durability and reduced costs. The system protects pumps and prevents ragging and clogging problems especially those caused by flushable wipes.

The patented Channel Monster integrates rotating screening drums with proven Muffin Monster® grinder technology. The system accommodates high-flows while shredding solids (such as rags, trash, rocks and disposable wipes) into particles that flow harmlessly through pumps, pipes and processes. Screening drums direct solids into the cutters and are made of 1/2” (12mm) stainless steel coil. JWCE offers optional perforated screening drums with 1/4” (6mm) circular openings for higher capture efficiency. Channel Monster XD comes in three sizes – 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0.

Pump stations full of debris are now easier than ever to manage with the Channel Monster’s larger, extreme duty design. Our taller grinders use larger cutters and shafts, allowing it to shred large solids and handle first flush storm loading. Channel Monsters easily replace troublesome bar screens and comminutors — helping you reduce operating and maintenance costs.  Clean, powerful, reliable and cost effective – Channel Monster is the industry’s high-flow grinder of choice!

From compact – the highly-efficient model 1205, to mid-sized – model 4010, powerful and high-flow, to massive – model 9020 is 10′ tall and handles up to 60 MGD.  You are sure to find a unit that can fit your needs.

“Pumping station designers can now replace bar screens with the Channel Monster so operators never have to deal with solids removal and disposal – eliminating vector and odor problems in the neighborhood,” said Rob Sabol, JWC’s Director of Engineering.

Pumping Station Flowing Smoothly Now That It’s Protected by a Channel Monster

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The Dana Point Wastewater Pumping Station in Southern California was suffering terribly from rags and trash wrapping around pump impellers. Pumps were ragging up once or twice every week – and these were the fanciest “non-clog” pumps available.

What’s the point of a non-clog pump if it constantly clogs?

The wastewater district installed a small, energy efficient  Channel Monster grinder to chop up all the rags into small particles so the pumps can move wastewater efficiently. Since the Channel Monster was installed none of the pumps have clogged.

It’s working beautifully. We used to de-rag pumps 1-2 times per week. The procedure to de-rag the pumps was time consuming and messy – lock-out, tag-out, crane them up, reach in and pull out the rag ball.  It would take two men about 30 minutes to do. This is much better.” – Pump Station Operator

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Macho Monsters Protect Moonlight Beach Pump Station From Rags

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Moonlight Beach pumping station in Southern California has a beautiful sandy beach just one block south and Cottonwood Creek just a few steps away so there is no room for wastewater back-ups and overflows.

To ensure the average daily flow of 1-million gallons of wastewater flows smoothly – no matter what comes down the sewer line – engineers from Kennedy-Jenks specified three in-line model 40000 Macho Monster grinders.

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Macho Monsters Protect Sewage Pumps in the OC

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When a Southern California wastewater district faced nightmarish pump ragging and clogging issues in one of their largest lift stations – operators knew exactly what to do. They recommended installing the industry leading Muffin Monster® sewage grinder – or in this case – its bigger brother the Macho Monster.

Operators from Moulton Niguel Water District were clearing out sewage pumps every other day at the Lower Salada Lift Station located near the coastline in Orange County. The dry-pit station is deep underground with a congested working area. During peak flow, the three 400-hp (300-kW) pumps need to move millions of gallons (40-175 l/s) of sewage to the treatment plant to prevent a back-up or overflow.

Read how they solved their pump ragging problem >