Chopper pump for chicken processing plant

Wednesday, 27 January, 2021 | Supplied by: Landia

Pump specialist Ferrier Pumps has applied a solution to a tricky wastewater application at a new chicken processing plant in Scotland.

Ferrier Pumps said achieving the required flow rate was critical as the washdown water contained feathers, faeces and sawdust.

“We had to ensure the pump selection could cope with the difficult solids,” the company said in a statement.

As part of its design, which included two screens, pipework, control panels and flowmeter, Ferrier Pumps brought in a submersible chopper pump from Landia.

The chopper pump is designed with an external knife system that chops solids before they get inside the pump’s casing.

The pump, which operates at 1500 RPM, continuously reduces particle sizes for the benefit of the process.

Sales Engineer Peter Ramsay said that if the minimum self-cleansing velocity could be maintained for this packaged pumping station, then the solids in the pumped product would settle out causing blockages.

“We’d also seen from previous experience that the Landia chopper pump is extremely effective and reliable — even when having to deal with very hard-to-handle solids such as feathers,” Ramsey said.

Image supplied by Landia.

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