Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc.is offering its AutoPump Ultra 4+ Aggressive Fluid Duty landfill liquid pump.
It has upgraded materials that extend the pump’s service life and expands its use cases to a wider set of conditions.
The AutoPump Ultra 4+ Aggressive Fluids pump has stainless steel parts that have been upgraded to 316-grade to improve corrosion resistance. The pump’s nonmetallic internal parts are polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF). PVDF, a high-grade engineered plastic, that retains higher strength at elevated temperatures and has extremely broad chemical resistance. These components ensure the new pump withstands the acidic and oxidizing cleaning agents sometimes used for pump maintenance.
The pump has a patented design that achieves chemical resistance that lasts in a host of challenging scenarios. Specifically, it is able to provide reliability and safety in the following difficult conditions: hydrocarbon (LNAPL and dissolved phase) remediation; landfill leachate and methane condensate pumping; solvent (dissolved phase and DNAPL) cleanup; suspended solids, silts and corrosives; high viscosities; high temperatures; and, frequent starts and stops.
The pump is available with either a 4-inch bottom inlet or a 4-inch top inlet and can withstand temperatures up to 180° Fahrenheit. It has a maximum fluid viscosity of 1,000 cSt, a maximum depth of 250 ft, and a flow range of 6-14 gpm.
It’s designed for a diverse range of applications, including use cases for landfills, mining, DOD and DOE sites, remediation sites, and oil and gas.