JMS Mega-FLOC (Paddle Weel FLocculators)

It is not possible to sum up in a few words what has taken better than half a century to achieve, but these three come closest. Our Mega-FLOCS (Paddle Wheel Flocculators) design has already proven itself in hundreds of successful applications throughout the U.S. and abroad. JMS in-depth knowledge of both the water and wastewater treatment markets allows us to fully understand your process and provide solutions like the Mega-FLOC (Paddle Wheel Flocculators), solutions designed with operational efficiency in mind. Like all JMS products, our Mega-FLOC (Paddle Wheel Flocculators) line offers an unsurpassed level of performance geared around the longest possible component life and the lowest maintenance demands of any comparable flocculator system. Just three words: Proven, Process, Performance, speak volumes. JMS has the answers you want, the solutions you need, and the support you deserve. 

Types of Paddle Wheel Flocculators JMS Offers:

Multi-Stage Flocculators

For over 50 years JMS has been designing and developing flocculators. These include the horizontal, vertical, and walking beam paddle style flocculator. Over the years JMS has concentrated on paddle wheel flocculators as it has proven to be the superior technology. Paddle Wheel Flocculators have traditionally been used in the municipal Water Treating process, primarily because their slow speed, low shear mixing method is well suited to the flocculation process in a Water Treatment basin. Multiple paddles of considerable size are used to gently mix the basin influent allowing for a robust high density floc with a high settling capacity, resulting in low turbidity effluent. The large engineered paddles reach the entire basin eliminating dead spots and short circuiting. JMS can help with the most common styles of flocculator basins including; serpent, over and under, and ported with the use of the JMS Mega-WALL (Baffle System).

JMS can help you with a turnkey situation for flocculators basin needs with the Mega-TREATMENT (Water Treatment Systems) line of products including:

JMS Mega-BEARING (High Performance Bearing System)

JMS Paddle Wheel Flocculator Aftermarket Parts Mega-BEARING (High Perforamce Bearing System)

Bearings “make the world go around” and are associated with such desirable process descriptions as faster, trouble-free, long-life, and more productivity. The importance of bearings in any piece of equipment can be measured by extended equipment life and low maintenance requirements among other variables. Water treating applications represent a challenging environment for bearings in that they are full-time operations, high load, and can contain high amounts of abrasive grit.

JMS has been supplying paddle wheel flocculators since 1962, and over the years has seen the evolution in materials of construction for bearing housings and liners. JMS has taken a leadership role in pioneering manufacturing methods, design, and materials of construction to enhance the performance and life of the bearings used in their Mega-FLOCS (Paddle Wheel Flocculators).

After much research, JMS is introducing the new Mega-BEARING (High Performance Bearing System). This multiple component system combines all the best of technology and materials of construction maximizing bearing and resulting equipment life.

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Paddle Wheel Floccculators vs Impeller Flocculators

One of the key components in the water treatment process, flocculation is most effective when the functions of fluid motion, differential settling, and velocity gradient (during each stage of the process) work in harmony to achieve the ultimate goal: maximizing agglomeration for either enhanced settling or filtration. This concept of harmony is at the heart of JMS Mega-FLOC (Paddle Wheel Flocculators) design. With more surface area than comparable turbine or impeller type units, paddle wheel flocculators can both operate at lower speeds, and achieve the desired velocity gradient. While lower speeds mean measurably reduced operating costs, it is never at the expense of performance. The lower tip speed (an industry standard 3 feet per second [FPS] for paddle wheels, versus 10 FPS for turbine and impeller units) coupled with the increased surface area, reduces floc shear while providing a broader homogeneous mixing action. Dead mixing zones and high shear areas in the basin, common in alternative systems (as seen in the CFD examples below), are all but eliminated. Want to learn more about when to choose Paddle wheel Flocculators vs Impeller Flocculators? You can do that on the JMS Learning Center.

JMS Mega-FLOC (Vertical Paddle Wheel Flocculator) CFD Testing

JMS Paddle Wheel Style Flocculator CFD Test

Impeller CFD TestingCompetitor Turbine/Impeller Type Flocculator CFD Test

JMS Mega-FLOCS (Paddle Wheel Flocculators)

JMS Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator)

Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator)

JMS Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator) is one of the most low maintenance flocculators available today. With such key features as JMS Shaft Connects, Stainless Steel Bearings and Drive Sprocket they are ideally suited to provide the best value for large production plants.

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JMS Mega-FLOC (Vertical Paddle Wheel FLocculator)

Mega-FLOC (Vertical Paddle Wheel Flocculator)

JMS Mega-FLOC (Vertical Paddle Wheel Flocculator) offers a wide range of flexibility with easy installation. With such key features as JMS Shaft Connects, Chain Coupling, and Radial Thrust Bearing the JMS Mega-FLOC (VPWF) provides maximum longevity and reliability.

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JMS Mega-FLOC (Walking Beam Flocculator)

Mega-FLOC (Walking Beam Flocculator)

JMS Mega-FLOC (Walking Beam Flocculator) is the best option for optimal flocculation performance. The reciprocating vertical paddle motion allows for the Mega-FLOC (WBF) to create the best flocculation. With such key features as the  JMS bearings and paddle assembly it is no wonder the JMS Mega-FLOC (WBF) is the most optimal flocculator.

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