One of the most important issues influencing the profitability of industrial and manufacturing operations is maximizing equipment uptime to maintain a consistent throughput of production. This is clearly a priority in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, which relies heavily on the movement of fluids in closed systems, where production can be slowed or brought to a standstill because of a clogged valve or pump.
Crude oil refineries are especially at risk because of the high solids content of slurries moving through these operations, particularly relating to storage tank bottom cleaning at refineries. Pumps, centrifuges and liquid-solid separators, critical to keeping production moving in these operations, are subjected to extremely demanding industrial conditions, being under a constant onslaught of hydrocarbons like paraffin and asphaltenes, and inorganic solids like rock, sand, rust and heavy metal oxides. Consequently, this equipment can experience high incidences of interruption and repairs, impacting production throughput and operational costs.
Increasingly, refineries are now relying on powerful in-line dual shafted grinders to protect their costly downstream processing equipment. These grinders are powerful enough to grind down rocks, wood debris and paraffin sludge, to ensure pumps do not clog, and that liquid-solid separators and centrifuges receive properly sized content for separation, enabling them to operate at optimum throughput without interruption.
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After 24 years this Muffin Monster is finally coming back in to get a new set of sharp steel cutter teeth.
At Gore Mountain ski resort in New York, a Muffin Monster sewage grinder faithfully chews-up all the debris flowing into the treatment plant into small particles in order to protect pumps and systems from clogging.
After 24 years of continuous operation the grinder is finally taking a break from the slopes and coming back to JWC Environmental’s Buford, Georgia rebuild facility to get a new set of sharp steel cutter teeth installed. Then it’s back up on Gore Mountain again for even more shredding waste.
JWCE is proud to be a part of the organic waste recycling movement! The powerful 4-SHRED Monsters installed at the West Lafayette, Indiana wastewater treatment plant has increased efficiency at Purdue University. This food waste shredder grinds food waste recovered from the dining halls at Purdue University as the first step in the energy recovery process. The high-strength organic material is ground up into small pieces and then pumped into anaerobic digesters where it increases the production of biogas which is then burned to generate electricity.
The green energy project takes what was once wasted food scraps or food waste sent to the landfill and turns it into clean, green all-natural energy.
“A good 90 percent of our waste will be saved from the landfill and will go to the grinder,” said Jill Irvin, Director of Dining Services at Purdue. She estimates the University will send 20 tons of food waste every month to the treatment plant. Nothing the 4-SHRED Monsters can’t handle.
Organic Waste Recycling – now another check box for JWCE!