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Custom Designed and Packaged Booster Pump Stations to Meet Your Specific Pumping Needs

Booster stations consist of groups of booster pumps positioned in strategic locations throughout a water distribution system. Pump stations keep pressure levels consistent and enable sufficient flow. These stations are able to transfer water from bodies of water such as reservoirs, water towers, and ponds into the system. At Rapid Pump and Meter Service Co., we are your source for services that address the needs of water and wastewater pump stations. New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey pump stations and systems are served by our capabilities.

The services we offer include design of concepts, selection of products, sales and manufacturing, product application, system installation, testing, monitoring, maintenance, and repair. We provide services for both current and outdated pump manufacturers.

We have you covered whether you need lift station pump repair, centrifugal pump repair, pump motor repair, sewage pump maintenance, or sewage pump and booster station installation in New York, New Jersey, or Philadelphia.

Custom, Packaged Booster Pump Stations

Water distribution systems function properly in large part when sufficient water pressure is maintained. Powerful devices for sustaining consistent water pressure are water booster pumps. We offer complete packaged and custom designed booster pump stations to serve your pumping requirements.

Our services include:

  • New Pumps or Pump Repairs
  • Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
  • New Pump Station Electrical Components
  • Control Panels
  • Pitless Adapters
  • Submersible Vertical Turbine Pumps
  • Isolation Valves
  • Quiet, Highly Efficient Motors
  • Above Grade Access
  • State-of-the-art Control Panel
  • Lightweight and Compact
  • Economical
  • Complete Assembly
  • IQ Pump Controls
  • Factory Tested
  • Pre-Packaged

Applications for Booster Pumps

Water booster pumps are required in various situations. Pump stations and booster pumps provide the extra power needed to counteract and overcome the forces that resist the flow of water. The nature of the terrain often determines whether a pump station is required to deliver to customers the water the need.

Booster pump technology is employed by municipal water utilities to maintain smooth system operation. With booster pump stations, Philadelphia, PA, New Jersey, and New York entities can transport water to higher altitudes at the required pressure, whether the project involves high rise buildings, tanks, water towers, or irrigation systems.

To learn about the custom designed and packaged pump stations and related services we offer, including installation, maintenance, and repair, call us today at 973.345.5600 or reach us through our contact form.

Your Trusted Source for Emergency Pump Repair

When it comes to emergency pump repair, New York, Philadelphia, and other regional customers can count on our team at Rapid Pump and Meter Service Co., in Paterson, NJ to get the job done on a prompt and expedited basis. We are highly skilled at handling a variety of wastewater and water pump station repair issues. Our services cover pumps manufactured by current and obsolete companies. Whether you need pump motor repair; sewage pump or booster station installation; centrifugal pump repair; or lift station repair, we have you covered.

Pump Failures

With considerable experience solving pump station issues, our team understands what it means for your operations if your pumps malfunction or go down completely. It can significantly impact your operations, revenue, and the health of staff or bystanders. Expertise is required to act quickly on an emergency basis to provide reliable emergency pump repair work on equipment that has failed.

The types of pump station issues that require prompt attention include:

  • Pump failure – Various debris, such as wipes, female products, and grease can clog up submersible pumps.
  • Electrical problems – With no power, pumps will cease operation.
  • Mechanical failure – Various parts in a pump station are susceptible to malfunctioning and can negatively impact pump operations.

Emergency Pump Repairs

With emergency pump repair, Philadelphia, PA, New York, and other surrounding area’s businesses can benefit from fast solutions to a variety of pump equipment failures. The services we offer for pump stations and their various components include control panel repair, pump repair, blower repair, fan repair, guide-rail system repair, piping and valve repair, and pump station electrical component repair.

At Rapid Pump and Meter Service Co., Inc., we have over five decades of experience operating in the installation, repair, and sales sectors of the water and wastewater industry. The emergency pump services we offer include not only pump repair, but also pump maintenance, pump training, pump rebuilding, replacement parts, engineering, and diagnostics.

Our experienced technicians are ready to provide the emergency pump repair services you need. Our in-house facility has all the resources necessary to perform urgent repairs on your pumps that will restore them to proper operating condition.

For more information about the emergency pump repair services we offer in the New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and surrounding areas, give us a call today at 973.345.5600 or complete our contact form.

Process Piping Solutions

The effectiveness of process operations often depends highly upon the use of quality process piping systems. Without the process piping, industry in New York, Philadelphia, and other surrounding areas would not have the ability to seamlessly transport and covert materials for the function of various systems in their day to day operations. At Rapid Pump and Meter Service Co., Inc. and Machinery Services Corp., we are your source for an array of exceptional quality process piping solutions and particularly for those which apply to the Municipal, Industrial, Commercial and Transportation sectors.

What is Process Piping?

Process piping consists of a series of pipes arranged and connected for the purposes of conveying a substance such as gas, liquid, or other fine materials. This piping may be manufactured from several materials such as iron, aluminum, or concrete, depending the on industry and application. The piping material must be designed to handle specific operating conditions to ensure the piping is safe for use under certain parameters such as pressure, temperature, erosion, or corrosion.

The industries in which process piping systems are used includes water, manufacturing, chemical engineering, food production, and more. Each industry uses process piping solutions for the efficient transfer of substances and materials in process industries.

Types of Process Piping

When it comes to process piping, Philadelphia, PA, New York, and similar surrounding areas, companies rely on different types of piping to meet the requirements of certain applications. Every industry must adhere to a unique set of safety regulations which determines the piping material to use. Other regulations dictate the substances certain piping can carry and how piping is to be cleaned. Depending on these factors, some industries may need process piping that can handle high pressures while other require pipes that convey slow moving liquids.

Process piping systems are involved in various operations, including gathering of materials or substances, transporting them, and distributing them. These different operations are coordinated to deliver a comprehensive service to the end customer.

To learn about the various process piping solutions we offer for plant services, including those involving pumps, other machines, and more in the greater New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia areas, call us today at 973.345.5600 or use our contact form to send us a message.

What is a Roots Blower?

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

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?

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?

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.

Pump Station Repair vs. Replacement

As a plant or pump station operator or engineer, you want your equipment on site to operate efficiently for many years to come. When it comes to lift station pump repair, New Jersey pump station operators expect exceptional quality repairs they can rely on for the long term. In other cases, it may become necessary to replace the entire pump station. New Jersey, New York and surrounding area customers are served by our team at Rapid Pump and Meter Service Co., Inc. and Machinery Services Corp. that can do both. We offer efficient water and wastewater solutions for contractors, engineers, and developers for commercial, municipal, and industrial applications.

Pump Replacement

If a new development is being performed on an existing plant and if the pump station was added with the last decade, the average daily flow rate should be evaluated to determine if the plant could handle a greater flow rate. If the increased demands are too high, you may need to replace the pumps or even the pump station. The reason for pump station problems could be that the pump station is close to the end of its service life. This may be due to a higher quantity of solids in the waste stream or H2S corrosion.

Pump Repair

When it comes to lift station pumps with mechanical seal issues, replacing the individual parts of the system can address the issue. However, if a new development or new infrastructure requires support, regardless of how well the existing equipment is operating, it will probably need to be replaced since it is not designed to handle the new capacity to be produced by the new development.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mandating Replacement

Sometimes EPA will mandate replacements of equipment to municipalities that have degrading infrastructure. The budgets of municipalities play a part in the decisions to repair or replace systems.

For information about the lift station pump repair and replacement and other services we offer for pump stations in the New Jersey and New York region, including services for machinery, pumps, and instrumentation, call us today at 973.345.5600 or send us a message through our contact form.

What is a Submersible Pump?

Submersible pumps are a type of wastewater and sewage removal devise. Unlike other types of sewage pumps, it has been designed to be submerged under the very water it is to displace. While some pumps may be partially in the water, a Submersible Pump is completely covered. Our customers in New York, New Jersey and surrounding areas generally use Submersible Pumps to drain slurry or sewage. However, submersible pumps are also employed to drain flooding water and ponds.

How Does A Submersible Pump Work?

The submersible pumps we sell and service in New York, New Jersey and operate using a motor and a rotating propeller. The motor is completely sealed from any exterior elements, notably wastewater and is coupled as close as possible to the actual body of the submersible pump. Level sensors act to help control its functions.

The energy produced by the rotating impeller is converted into kinetic energy then into pressure energy. This motion pushes the water outward and to the surface. The amount of water a submersible pump can displace depends upon the horsepower of the pump. Different models are designed to handle a specific water draining task.


What makes submersible pumps advantageous to many operations are the following three characteristics:

  1. They do not require priming, ever
  2. They are very efficient
  3. Unlike many sewage pumps, they are very quiet

To learn more about how a submersible pump may function best in your company’s tank sewage system, contact the knowledgeable staff at Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc.

Turnkey Plant Relocation Services

At Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. and Machinery Services Corp., we are your trusted provider of turnkey plant relocations in New Jersey and surrounding areas. Companies that require this service rely on us to achieve efficient relocations of their plants, including all associated Industrial Machines, Pumps and other equipment.

What is Turnkey Plant Relocation?

The relocation of a plant is a considerable and complex project. Various services are involved in the completion of such an undertaking. A turnkey plant relocation is patterned somewhat after the design/build concept in construction. Turnkey industrial plant service companies have the resources and experience to carry out all stages of a plant relocation project.

There are a number of benefits provided through turnkey plant relocation services, including:

Cost-effective and Safe

The safe relocation of large industrial equipment requires professional skill and experience. Turnkey plant relocations performed by an experienced turnkey industrial service provider will provide removal, dismantling, expert crating, and transport.

With a professional turnkey plant relocation company handling your plant relocation, you can save time and money through efficient processes that control the cost of labor.

Streamlined and On-Time Process

A turnkey industrial plant services company can ensure streamlined communications and coordinated logistics. The entire process from rigging and disassembly to transport and installation at the new site is synchronized to ensure your new plant begins operations on schedule.

You can count on quick and efficient, customized solutions from a turnkey plant relocation provider when unanticipated issues arise. The effect of this is to minimize the downtime of your operations.

Our Turnkey Plant Relocation Services

We provide turnkey installations that are efficient and seamless based on our extensive experience handling these requirements for industrial clients. If you work with multiple subcontractors as opposed to a single turnkey plant service company, you may incur significant difficulties and costs.

Through our project management and turnkey capabilities, we aim to eliminate the hassles that can occur with the attempt to coordinate many assignments among a group of subcontractors. We retain approximately 75 employees who are able to handle the complete scope of your plant relocation needs, including project management, electrical, and mechanical requirements.

To learn about the turnkey services for plant relocations we offer in New Jersey and beyond, give us a call today at 973.345.5600 or leave us a message through our contact form.