Our specialized pumping equipment ranges in size from small trash pumps to large hydraulically driven sludge pumps. We are able to transfer flows in excess of 80MGD as well as small municipal flows from .1MGD. Our hydraulic “Sludge Boss” and “Sludge Monster” line of equipment is able to move very heavy solids and sludge through our HDPE or rubber discharge systems to your desired location.
Municipal By-Pass – Our teams can perform your complete municipal sanitary sewer by pass pumping from 1-20MGD+. Our equipment includes air prime pumps and pipe blocking equipment from 4″-60″ with trained technicians available 24 hours per day 365 days per year from our Livermore, Maine office. Quiet pack pumps are available upon request for pumping operations in residential neighborhoods.
Some of our pipeline isolation capabilities are shown. The Ted Berry Company owns safety tested plugs for pipe sizes 2″-60″ in Livermore, Maine. We also stock a large supply of by-pass style plugs to allow pumping through or from a confined area. Specialty plugs with Viton rubber seals and Kevlar reinforcement are also available. All plugging equipment is installed by trained technicians and tested prior to use.
Project Profile - The Ted Berry Company Industrial Services Team was called upon to divert and isolate a 50 MGD industrial sewer system so repairs could be made on the system while keeping the plant in 100% operation and environmental compliance. Our team designed a diversion system consisting of pneumatic and mechanical plugs ranging in size from 30″-50″ to withstand flows up to 140 degrees and ph ranges from 1-10. Project lasted 7 days and approximately 350,000,000 gallons of industrial waste were diverted.
Industrial Pumping - Our teams have more than 35 years experience in pumping industrial flows at pulp, paper, power, co-generation, hydro electric, bio-mass, nuclear, solid waste landfills, construction sites and other industrial locations throughout Maine and New England. We are often called on for emergency by-pass operations as well as important scheduled outages. Our equipment includes large trash pumps, hydraulic submersibles, electric submersibles, and other specialty pumping apparatus to pump out locations such as primary and secondary clarifiers, lagoons, aeration basins, tanks, retention ponds, tunnels, grit chambers, and others. Specialty discharge systems are often designed by our crews utilizing our HDPE pipe and fusion equipment. All HDPE fusion is done by Ted Berry Company qualified technicians. We have pipe blocking equipment from 4″-60″ with trained technicians available 24 hours per day 365 days per year from our Livermore, Maine office.
Specialty Pumping - Our teams have a can do attitude when it comes to our customers needs. Other areas of experience include.
- Construction site de-watering / Wellpoint de-watering
- Slurry pumping for HDD – Horizontal Directional Drilling operations – mud recycling
- Flow isolation and pipeline blocking
- Temporary utility pipelines. Water, Sewer, Industrial Process Material
- Sludge Pumping
Tanker Trucks - We have 1500 gallon and 5000 gallon tankers available. All tankers are equipped with an air gap fill as well as portable pumps. Our tankers are also equipped with deck mounted wash down guns for washing areas such as clarifiers, lagoons, ECT. Flows from 0-900GPM at 0-150+ PSI.
As with any field working with pumps requires an understanding of the terminology common to their applications.
Pumps lift water with the aid of atmospheric pressure then pressurize and discharge it from the casing. The practical suction lift, at sea level, is 25 feet. The published specifications of most pump manufacturers will list this as maximum suction lift.
Pump performance is measured in volume as gallons per minute (GPM) and in pressure as head. In general a trade off occurs between head and flow with an increase in head causing a decrease in flow and vice versa.
Head refers to gains or losses in pressure caused by gravity and friction as water moves through the system (see figure below). It can be measured in lbs/in2 (PSI) but is most commonly listed in feet of water.
To illustrate this consider that a 3 inch trash pump is rated with a maximum head of 90 feet. A pump must produce 1 PSI to push a column of water vertically 2.31 feet, therefore dividing the maximum head rating of a pump by 2.31 will provide the maximum pressure capability of the pump.
90 (ft/head) / 2.31 (ft/head) = 38.96 PSI
Similarly multiplying 2.31 by the maximum pressure capability of the pump will provide the maximum head rating of the pump.
2.31 (ft/head) / 38.96 PSI = 90 (ft/head)
Depending on how the measurement is taken suction lift and head may also be referred to as static or dynamic. Static indicates the measurement does not take into account the friction caused by water moving through the hose or pipes. Dynamic indicates that losses due to friction are factored into the performance. The following terms are usually used when referring to lift or head.
Static Suction Lift - The vertical distance from the water line to the centerline of the impeller.
Static Discharge Head - The vertical distance from the discharge outlet to the point of discharge or liquid level when discharging into the bottom of a water tank.
Dynamic Suction Head - The Static Suction Lift plus the friction in the suction line. Also referred to as a Total Suction Head.
Dynamic Discharge Head - The Static Discharge Head plus the friction in the discharge line. Also referred to as Total Discharge Head.
Total Dynamic Head - The Dynamic Suction Head plus the Dynamic Discharge Head. Also referred to as Total Head.