Pacific Northwest community optimizes its vacuum sewer system with cutting-edge telemetry monitoring Full Article Click here Making the switch from a purely septic-based wastewater handling model to a publicly owned and operated vacuum sewer system solved problems for the small community of … [Read more...]
Flovac Collection Pits are Preferred by Vacuum Sewer Installers
Many Contractors find installing vacuum sewers much easier to install than traditional gravity sewers and low-pressure pumping systems. Vacuum sewers are installed in shallow trenches and have an easy connection point at a property boundary for homeowners to connect up to. Gravity flow from a … [Read more...]
1,000,000 cycles. How long should your vacuum valve last.
A vacuum interface valve is located in a collection pit usually outside of the property boundary at the side of the road. In most systems this collection pit is connected to 4 to 6 homes via a gravity pipe connection. Although the vacuum system is designed so that the vacuum valve allows … [Read more...]
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Engineered Solutions. Flovac Launches New 2 inch Vacuum Valve
Early vacuum sewerage systems are about to get a makeover thanks to the Flovac R&D team in conjunction with the Production team in The Netherlands. Clients from many parts of the world had struggled with getting reliable and easy to use vacuum valves to fit the earliest vacuum systems installed … [Read more...]
Can the Flovac Valve and Controller work under water
Vacuum sewerage systems are often installed in areas which are prone to flooding and rising water tables. A question we are often asked is "Can the Flovac Valve and Controller still operate when they are under water" The simple answer is yes! The writers of the British and European … [Read more...]
Why are ISO Standards Important
With the recent move to a new international production facility in The Netherlands, the first thing that General Manager Mr Leo Huijs had to set up was new ISO certification for the new facility. ISO certification covers many aspects of our business and how we do the business. ISO 9001 covers … [Read more...]
What is the Asset Life of a Vacuum Sewer System?
As vacuum sewers are relatively new it is difficult for many engineers to develop good whole of life models when doing a comparative analysis on alternative sewer systems. Although vacuum systems are newcomers to the sewerage industry we are seeing some systems just reaching their 50th … [Read more...]
The Hidden Costs of Gravity Sewers versus Vacuum Sewers
When looking at what sewage infrastructure to use in a difficult area, most consultants will do a study which compares gravity sewers with vacuum sewer technology. In some smaller communities they may also do a comparison showing a low pressure or grinder pump system. These costs are usually split … [Read more...]