JMS (Jim Myers & Sons, Inc.) announced they received issuance by the US Patent Office of a patent that covers an innovative improvement to their hoseless sludge removal technology.
Patent for invention number 9,764,257 is for a balanced diagonal sludge removal assembly configured for use in a water or wastewater treatment basin. The balanced diagonal sludge removal assembly includes a discharge pipe, collection pipe(configured to slideably receive the discharge pipe) and one or more header pipes. One or more balancing diagonals extend between the collection pipe and the header pipes to provide a second sludge communication path, balancing flow throughout the header pipes.
“This patented equipment design, used in our JMS Mega-VAC (Sludge Removal System), allows us to offer our customers the best in technology for sludge removal, with even, effective removal across the entire width of the basin.” said Kerry Dissinger, Vice President of JMS.
Traditional systems for sludge removal may suffer from constricted and uneven flow caused by forcing sludge through a narrow opening at one end of the discharge pipe. This phenomena results in reduced effectiveness of the sludge removal system overall, and particularly at the extreme ends of the pipe. Flow balancing diagonals minimize the effects of the differential pressure across the header of the Mega-VAC, and have a balancing effect on flow entering each orifice.
This latest patent comes just after JMS was issued a patent on their redesigned Eco-AIR (Low Profile Cascade Aerator). JMS also holds a patent on their TFCATM Top Flow Control Angle that controls headloss and eliminates clogging on the company’s Mega-SETTLER (Plate Settler System).
Established in 1962, Jim Myers & Sons, Inc. (JMS) is recognized as a leading designer and manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment equipment and systems. The company attributes its continued success to the ability to incorporate equal parts innovation, quality and reliability into every component bearing the JMS name, maintaining its leadership position through one of the most comprehensive, solution-driven product offerings available. Its professional engineering staff makes concepts a reality by providing solutions to complex problems, utilizing the latest software for BIM-compliant mechanical and structural design with commercial and proprietary analysis programs.
JMS is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. Its 72,000 sq. ft. facility is the site for all fabrication, manufacturing, machining, and testing. There, the JMS commitment to excellence and “The JMS Way”, a part of the company’s DNA, manifests itself every day with the promise to continue for generations to come.