SRS Crisafulli News

SRSC Fall Show Schedule - World Dairy Expo and WEFTEC

Posted by Laura Fleming on Mon, Sep 08, 2014 @ 07:09 AM


SRS Crisafulli is packing personnel and equipment to exhibit at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, September 30th – October 4th.

SRS Crisafulli's Booths: #726 & 727

We’ll be outside with a Slurry Pump, and a FLUMP with new agitation features on display. Stop by and find out how SRS Crisafulli can solve your settled solids lagoon challenges.  

Here is our encampment photo from last year's World Dairy Expo:

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Staff attending in 2014: Dredge Rental and Sales Manager Troy Fercho, and Chad Schipman, Engineering Manager.

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WEFTEC:  Water Environment Federation:  water quality people at the annual water quality event takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana September 29th – October 1st.

SRS Crisafulli's Booth: #7928

Staff attending: Applications Engineer Tristan Hoff, CFO Laura Fleming, Treasurer Aldace Fleming, with support from Representative Frank Vestal of Tennessee.  We look forward to connecting with other Representatives and Customers at this National Event.

Also, 

In the News:

Tristan Hoff, Applications Engineer, recently opened an SRS Crisafulli Sales office in Kennebunk, Maine. While attending the Western Dredging Association trade show in Toronto, Canada, writer Judith Powers interviewed Mr. Hoff for International Dredging Review.

The article and photo can be found here.

Manure Managers Expo

Finally, in early June, SRS Crisafulli participated for the first time in the Manure Managers Show in Springfield, Missouri.  The Floating Lagoon Pumping System (FLUMP), competed with Agitation Boats at a Dairy Lagoon, and generated interest because of it's low-turbidity and electric approach to moving manure.  Design Engineer Jordan Webb was interviewed by Douglas Hamiilton, PdD, Oklahoma State University, Associate Professor, Waste Management Specialist.  That interview was filmed and will be available soon.

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 Photo:  Jordan Webb and Douglas Hamiliton fiilming in front of the FLUMP.

 

Happy Hunting one and all.

Links to the 2 Fall Shows: 

http://www.weftec.org/

https://www.worlddairyexpo.com/

 

Topics: dredge, flump, Municipal dredging, sludge, maintenance dredging, Hydraulic dredging, rotomite 6000, WEFTEC, World Dairy Expo, Manure

Training: How to Remove Lagoon Sludge and Improve WWTP Outcomes

Posted by John Zuccerella on Tue, May 28, 2013 @ 13:05 PM

What should you do when your town is under multiple and ongoing consent orders for violations of its Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) wastewater discharge permit?

By Laura Fleming, President

Excessive lagoon sludge accumulation contributes to the poor performance of any treatment system, particularly in winter.  Removing sludge from the lagoon cells will improve treatment at the facility and help to address some of the violations in the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) enforcement action. 

The City of Harlem, Montana has a wastewater treatment system consisting of a three cell partially mixed aerated lagoon system constructed in 1985.  The lagoon system discharges to the Milk River under wastewater discharge permit MT0021270. The sludge removal project is the initial step in a comprehensive facility upgrade for the City of Harlem.

 

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Photo:  Plaque at the Harlem WasteWater Lagoons:  Construction 1985.

Stahly Engineering & Associates, Bozeman, MT and City of Harlem staff conducted a lagoon survey in December 2009.  Each cell was sampled in multiple locations using a sludge judge probe assembly operated from a small boat.  Solids volumes were calculated using the lagoon bottom area multiplied by the sludge depth.  A volume allowance was added for solids accumulated along the sloped sides.  The aerated ponds contain significant quantities of settled solids 1 to 2 percent in concentration and occupy between 27 and 58 percent of available volume. 

 

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 Photo:  Aeration in Cell #3, City of Harlem, WWTP, May 2013

Jim Bridges, a Geotube distributor doing business as Clearwater Dewatering, in Nampa, Idaho, brought together a number of parties to collaborate on the City of Harlem’s Sludge Removal Project and turn it into a training opportunity.

WaterSolve, LLC, a national leader in dewatering operations located in Caledonia, Michigan, and a master distributor of TenCate GeoTube® products bid the project. The project is financed by a grant from the Renewable Resource Grant and Loan (RRGL) program of Montana’s Department of Natural Resources.

A subcontractor to WaterSolve, SRS Crisafulli, Inc., Glendive, MT, a manufacturer of sludge removal dredge systems, will be providing the dredge, float line, and operator/trainers to this two week project, located 270 miles northwest of the Glendive factory, just the other side of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge.

Montana Rural Water System’s Dan Kramer has qualified a training program, Sludge Removal for Small System Wastewater Operators Workshop, as a Continuing Education Credit (.35 CEC's)for Montana Certified Operators, approved by the Montana DEQ.  He is offering training at the jobsite with presentations at City Hall.  The training will be offered on  Thursday, June 6th, 2013.  Training is geared towards small and medium sized wastewater systems.  The training will provide information about the importance of the Notice of Intent, daily monitoring of equipment calibration and operation, a discussion of sludge removal, and the on-site demonstration of the working sludge removal system.

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Photo:  Montana Water Environment Association Award to the City of Harlem for the Outstanding Operation, Maintenance and Administration of a WasteWater Treatment System, 1995.  On the wall at the Harlem City Hall.

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Presentations at this one-day seminar will be conducted by Dan Kramer, Wastewater Technician, and Randy Wilcox, P.E., Technical Sales Manager of WaterSolve. Representative Alan Junker from Tencate, and Ryan Rittall of Stahly Engineering will participate in a roundtable discussion. This program is open to all wastewater operators and is eligible for 0.35 CEC’s. The seminar will cover the problems facing many wastewater treatment lagoon facilities.

This specific project involves the removing of approximately 75 tons (dry weight basis) of lagoon solids from up to three treatment lagoons and pumping to a gravity dewatering system consisting of polymer addition and gravity dewatering bags.  All systems are designed by the contractor and all dewatering bags will be left on site.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Dan Kramer at techman@ronan.net.

We look forward to see you in Harlem!

 

Topics: flump, lagoon, sludge, Rural Water, WWTP, wastewater, aerated ponds, Geotube, City of Harlem

FLUMP Field Installation Helped by Novel Means of Communication

Posted by Elizabeth Kaiser on Tue, Apr 03, 2012 @ 12:04 PM

By Elizabeth Kaiser, SRS Crisafulli Marketing Manager

Sometimes we need to look up a phone number, check an account, or find an engineer ASAP for on-the-go technical information.  Most of us today rely heavily on our cell phones and email for these important communication needs.  On rare occasions, however, we may find ourselves with no cell coverage, no access to email, and no time to wait for a text or email response.  Maybe not often, but you have to admit, it does happen.

Recently SRS Crisafulli Specialists Chad Schipman and Tristan Hoff were dispatched to install a Crisafulli FLUMP in a remote area of Mexico.  Unfortunately, however, upon arriving at the final destination airport in Mexico, Mr. Schipman discovered his baggage had been lost.  The missing baggage contained the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manual documenting all the technical specifications for the FLUMP they were about to install and for which they were scheduled to provide training.

Thanks to years of experience, the installation was successfully completed without the manual, but they still needed the technical specs.  Mr. Schipman realized he had no cell phone service and access to his remote email was blocked.  However, he did have Internet access.  On the final morning of the installation visit the home factory received a live chat request (a feature recently made available on the crisafullipumps.com website) from our very own Mr. Schipman.

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Within a half hour we were able to publish the required O&M pages and pump curve papers via the crisafullipumps.com website for fast and easy download.  Later that day another chat request came in from Mr. Schipman.  Working together the Engineering, Sales and Marketing departments were collectively able to assist Mr. Schipman. They provided him with flow calculations, general advice and the other documents Mr. Schipman required.  "The live chat was a 'life saver,'" said Mr. Schipman upon his return home.

Contact us

Ever find yourself in a similar situation?  Perhaps we can assist with our live chat function found at crisafullipumps.com.  It is available 8-5 MST Monday through Friday.  During off hours you can use the live chat to leave us a message and we will respond ASAP. 

 

 

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SRS Crisafulli's Guest Author Dr. Losoncy on Water

Posted by Elizabeth Kaiser on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

Article submitted by Dr. Larry Losoncy, CEO of Clean Up America

Water, Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink

Two great crises face the world: shortages of energy and water. The world's population is heading towards seven billion.  It is expected to continue increasing to nearly nine billion people. In order to sustain and enhance life for this many people, it is absolutely necessary that industrialization expand around the world.  As industrialization expands, the need for energy also expands, as does the need for safe fresh water.  Ironic that a planet with many times more surface water than land mass should now be desperate for usable water!

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Photo Credit:  The Great Lakes; Visible Earth:  A catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet

One fifth of the world's surface freshwater lies in the Great Lakes. That says much about how the rest of the world lacks for lakes.  Almost all of the streams and rivers on earth are now compromised, needing more and more treatment to be safe (an example of how energy and water use are linked).  Drought, flooding from climate change, pollution from wastewater, and overuse are also wrecking havoc with most rivers, both here and abroad. 

Wells are increasingly threatened by groundwater pollution, unless they are deep aquifers - too far below the surface to be contaminated.  Unfortunately, however, Deep aquifers cannot replenish - precisely because they are so deep.  When pumped for irrigation, drinking water and industrial uses, they are depleted.

New technologies and strategies that go beyond conservation are needed for energy production.  Likewise, the response to water needs must go beyond conservation. New technologies for treating seawater, better use of irrigation, alternatives to water use in producing and packaging food and in the production of energy and in industrial processes are needed RIGHT NOW. 

Our nation and world would do well to work together at these challenges.

 

Wish to share a thought?  You can leave a comment below this article.

Read about Crisafulli's FLUMP dredge's contribution to a remediation effort at the Three Crowns Golf Course

Read how Pond Recovery Services of Hainesport New Jersey used Crisafulli's Rotomite for their shoreline remediation project.

Do you have a project?  Have an SRS Crisafulli Specialist consult with you.

 

Contact Dr. Losoncy about training and business coaching at cuatulsa@cox.net.

Dr. Losoncy, Ph.D., is the CEO of Clean Up America, Inc., a company that markets waterless sanitation systems, including the South African Enviroloo. He writes about environmental and business management issues and does training and consulting. He is also a mental health professional, licensed as a marriage/family therapist. He brings communication and psychological perspectives to bear on business practices.

 

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