Verderflex says the pumps provide reliable and accurate performance which helps the Hydrocell sampler systems produced by Halifax-based Smart Storm to measure the volume and toxicity of wastewater effluent.

Smart Storm needed a pumping solution which offered reliability, accuracy and the ability to lift trade effluent up to 7 metres, prior to it being measured and analysed, without a secondary pump being required. The company chose Verderflex R3DC OEM peristaltic pumps to fit the bill, as it is claimed these compact, easy-to-maintain pumps combine the required performance with a proven track record gained in a wide variety of industrial waste applications.

The R3DC pump from Verderflex.

In 2013 Smart Storm embarked on a design exercise to replace their existing wastewater sampler with a new state of the art product that would meet the harsh demands of industrial wastewater sampling. The new product, known as the Hydrocell sampler, included the Universal Smart Instrument (USI) as its instrument controller which offers a graphical user friendly interface and Windows CE programming.

“We chose the Verderflex pump because its vertical lift capacity of 9m far exceeded that of other manufacturers’ pumps; its reliability was very impressive and it was extremely robust,” says Smart Storms managing director, Dr John Duffy. “Often the pump is the weakest part of a wastewater sampler so reliability is paramount. We have now been using Verderflex pumps on our samplers for two years and we have not had a single failure.”