Wastewater specialist Pump Technology believes it has found the solution to handling draining from Zip tap sinks.
This requires a robust pump which can regularly be subjected to liquid temperatures above 40°C. However, current dedicated hot water pumps can be relatively large and space below sinks can often be restricted.
Therefore the Pump Technology technical team looked carefully at the pump options that would fit into its compact DrainMinor.
The firm decided on the Jung Pumpen U3K Spezial (SL) which is designed to be robust over many years of service. This pump features a mechanical seal rather than the lip shaft seal normally found with this small size of submersible pump.
Originally designed for mildly aggressive fluids, the U3K Spezial (SL) has been adopted for many challenging pumping requirements. Many leading fast-food chains have reported good performance in applications with heavy deposits of coffee granules, milk skin etc.
The DrainMinor features a recyclable polyethylene tank and when the pump is fitted with a low-level float, should provide a compact wastewater pumping solution. It also features an integral (replaceable) charcoal vent, and a removable lid for cleaning and maintenance, which should enable easy installation and operation in tight spots.
For commercial kitchen appliances such as combi ovens, pasta makers and dishwashers (also all needing to handle hotter water), the company has developed the DrainMajor wastewater pumping system which features a 730HES hot water pump, suitable for 90°C.