Archive: Jun 2022

What is a Roots Blower?

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A Roots blower was the invention of Francis and Philander Roots. They created it in 1854, patenting it in 1860. This is a rotary positive air blower. This pump became known as the Roots Blower in New York, New Jersey and the state where it was first manufactured, Indiana. It is available with either two or three lobe versions as a standard.

The Root blower has always been an integral part of aeration of liquids, be they for chemical mixing for metallizing or aeration of tanks to aid in the municipal wastewater process.

Root blowers are also an integral component in the operation of many manufacturing industries, conveying of products for transportation within piping, mixing of products, or aeration of food processing as well as agriculture for industrial water treatment.

How Does a Roots Blower Work?

A positive displacement lobe pump, a root blower uses meshing lobes. These rotate within a tight housing. The pump moves the Air or Gas from the inlet or suction side to the outlet or pressure side passing between two components: the housing and the meshing lobes. As a positive displacement machine it does not create pressure but reacts to pressure in the system.

To discover more about the working of a Roots blower, contact the experienced professionals on staff at Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. They can help guide you through the selection process to determine what Roots blower will serve your application best.

Sewage Pumps and Their Care

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Sewage pumps are not sump pumps. In New York, commercial businesses, industrial companies and municipalities use them to remove not only wastewater but also liquid and solid waste to a sewage system or septic tank. They are constructed to handle different sizes of materials flushed down the toilet or from various other industrial and commercial applications. To achieve this goal, they utilize gravity.

Two types of sewage pumps are common in New Jersey and surrounding areas. These are effluent pumps and grinder pumps. Many are categorized by methods of waste removal including:

  • Agitator pumps – utilizing kinetic energy
  • Centrifugal pumps – using centrifugal force
  • Macerator pumps – are used to empty the sewage from its holding tanks


If installed correctly, the sewage system will not demand copious attention. A regular check-up will ensure its continuance. However, this does not mean you cannot ensure its smooth operation. Some actions you can take are:

  • Do not flush down materials or objects that are not flushable
  • Never flush down large objects
  • Do not empty kitty litter or pet waste into the toilet

Overall, remember, the toilet is NOT a garbage disposal unit.

Here, at Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc., our experts can help you choose the right sewage pump from among the various ones we offer, the one meeting your specific application and requirements. We also can provide you with more information on dos and don’ts to ensure sewage pumps in New York, New Jersey and surrounding areas, perform to their optimal capabilities.

What is a Wilo Pump?

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A Wilo pump is the product of WILO SE. A European company with American affiliates, it manufactures both pumps and pump systems for Commercial, Industrial and Municipal uses. Depending upon the type and model of pump, it provides the means for transporting and/or handling such tasks as:

  • Sewage Collection and treatment
  • Storm Water
  • Raw Water
  • Dewatering

If the materials to be transported are corrosive and/or toxic, the pump is coated with a proprietary material – WILO-Ceram C0.

The staff at Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. can help you decide whether Wilo pumps are suitable for your company’s project in New York. In particular, they can discuss the merits of the Wilo-EMU FA submersible sewage pump. It is employed for a variety of drainage and sewage applications.

How Does a Wilo Smart Pump Work?

Wilo employs the latest technology to ensure its customers receive the best product possible. Realizing the importance of saving energy, it has produced the world’s first smart pumps. These highly efficient pumps reduce energy consumption by utilizing ECM (Electronic Commutated Motor) technology as well as an integrated variable speed drive. Its settings, including Dynamic Adapt Plus, automatically ensure it will adapt to whatever requirements your system may have.

In Wilo pumps are increasing the efficiency of fluid circulation by monitoring its circulation and fine-tuning it in any zone. Wilo Pimps New York and Wilo Pumps in New Jersey, are available through Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc.

What Are the Differences Between Process Piping and Plumbing?

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Understanding the differences between plumbing and process piping requires some specific information about how and where these types of piping are used. At Rapid Pump and Meter Service Co., Inc. and Machinery Services Corp., we offer a wide range of services that can address the needs involving process piping and plumbing. New Jersey and surrounding area customers rely on our knowledge and experience to service their industrial pump stations and other equipment in a reliable and efficient manner.


Plumbing incorporates processes that involve the distribution of liquid and chemical substances through piping networks. Plumbing is usually associated with the pipes which are connected to shower and faucet systems. Process piping, on the other hand, includes pipes that service processing machines, which are often located in factories.

Process Piping

Process piping functions outside of a building’s mechanical systems and is aimed instead at the production of a particular product. It is used to convert liquids, gases, and chemical into tangible, useful products. Process piping is used to convey substances other than water for water distribution which is used for cleaning, bathing, and drinking.

The components of a process piping system are interconnected and can include flanges, separators, traps, pressure hoses, gaskets, strainers, and more. These components are arranged and connected in such a manner as to separate, disseminate, and control to stop the transport of substances with the piping system.

A Key Difference Between Plumbing and Process Piping

Building codes tend to define the difference between process piping and plumbing. Plant developers must adhere to engineering codes when designing process piping systems to ensure the proper piping and other related design aspects are used and followed. A proper plumbing system installation requires adherence to the relevant plumbing code to ensure all code requirements are met.

Plumbing systems should comply with the use of certain materials, for example copper pipes as mandated by state laws. Manufacturers and designers have more flexibility when it comes to the materials used in a process piping system. Engineers must choose materials and components that do not interfere with the proper production of the end product.

To learn about the various industrial services we offer that affect process piping and plumbing in New Jersey and beyond, call us today at 973.345.5600 or use our contact form to send us a message.