Grit Pump

Reliable Grit removal from the grit chamber is a necessity to reduce equipment wear due to abrasion throughout the wastewater process. The techniques and equipment options have evolved such that the use of Airlift removal of grit which was popular in the 70s & 80s is rapidly fading into history. Also, many of the old plants which have grit pumps installed in underground tunnels leading to the Vortex grit chamber are finally able to eliminate the challenging maintenance work environment to say the least with regard to odor from the organics in raw sewerage, confined space, low light conditions, and just plain nasty.

Our EMS reciprocating vertical ram pumps are rapidly replacing these airlifts and underground pumps with above ground mounting. Our pumps are also replacing the pumps mounted on the travelling bridge above grit channels.

The EMS Grit Removal Pumps are low horsepower to save power, designed for 24/7 constant slow-motion strokes, and wear parts of tungsten carbide to insure many years of reliable, low-maintenance operation.

With 30 feet (9 meters) of suction lift capability and such a simple common-sense design, we just wonder why would you use anything else to pump grit?

EMS Ram Pump Size Chart

Click on the Model # for dimensional drawings.

ModelDriveFlow lit/minPressure range (bar)

For more information on Grit Pumps visit our EMS Pumps Page.

City of Manchester Sewerage Treatment Plant(6) Model VRMG 270 pumps installed on moving bridges of grit channels.

EMS Ram Pump, Slurry Transfer Pump

EMS VRM Grit Pump

Grit Pump or Ram Pump For Filter Press Installation
EMS VRMG270/3/450 Grit Pump

EMS VRMG250 grit pumps c/w blow back facility.

Grit removal pump blow back facility.
Grit hopper at pumping facility.