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Bio-HANDLING (Material Handling Systems)

JMS is now using our 50 years of proven experience in the supply of equipment for municipal water and wastewater plants to design and manufacture complete systems to meet your material handling needs. Pulling together the best in knowledge, testing, and design programming, our experienced engineers and manufacturing staff take care to fully understand your process needs and design equipment systems to yield a high level of performance geared around the longest component life and lowest maintenance demands of any comparable system.

Proven, Process, Performance, JMS has the answers you want, the solutions you need, and the support you deserve.

JMS Key Strengths

Specializing in the design and manufacture of equipment and systems for the water and wastewater treatment industries for a half century, we have seen the management of biosolids increase in cost, volume, and complexity. Wastewater utilitiy organizations are reaching out to seek options to traditional landfill and agricultural applications that are both cost effective and sustainable. JMS supports this effort with Bio-HANDLING bulk material handling systems providing innovative designs that consider both project needs and budget. Our key strengths can make a difference in your project outcome.

Application Engineering

Let JMS worry about the equipment specification so that you can concentrate on the bigger picture. Our engineers take care to make sure that they understand your needs and goals to recommend a system to satisfy both.

  • Bulk solids material testing of your material for flowability and flow patterns
  • Visual computer analysis based on material properties
  • Expert assistance in component selection and design based on your specific material properties
  • Sales drawings
  • Pre-recommendation testing to specify optimal handling variables
  • Clear scope definition

JMS Bio-HANDLING (Material Handling Systems) Solid Testing Software

JMS Bio-HANDLING (Material Handling Systems) project drawings

Project Management

Each project is staffed with an experienced Project Manager to guide the process from concept to success.

  • PMBOK® Phase Gate Structure from write-up to startup
  • Enterprise Project Management software tracks project deliverables and status performance
  • Supply of submittals and work through approval process
  • Coordination of schedules including shipping and arrival
  • On-site advice for installation, testing, and training

Engineering and Design Knowledge

Whether you need a single component for conveying, or multiple component system for storage and distribution, JMS knowledge can supply you with the best possible design.

  • Experienced Professional Engineers on staff
  • Integration of mechanical and structural design software for a single source integrated design in a BIM compliant environment
  • Conveyor computations, structural analysis, and general purpose finite element analysis to qualify designs
  • Degreed ISSF Certified Stainless Steel Specialists apply their knowledge to material selection, maximizing performance

JMS Bio-HANDLING (Material Handling Systems) 3D Modeling Software

JMS Bio-HANDLING (Material Handling Systems) Structure Steel

Full System Integration

From a simple system to multiple component systems, our years of experience and in-house manufacturing capabilities are demonstrated in each project.

  • Specializing in municipal water and wastewater treatment systems for over 50 years
  • In-house manufacturing capabilities in stainless steel, galvanized steel or painted options
  • CEMA Manufacturer
  • PLC and custom controls offered

Most Common JMS Bio-HANDLING (Material Handling Systems) Applications

JMS Bio-HANDLING (Material Handling Systems) Receiving Station

Receiving Station

JMS metered-end discharge receiving stations are typically loaded by truck or directly from dewatering equipment. These systems provide temporary storage of solids until the sludge can be metered into downstream equipment at a controlled rate. Most often used at the front end of dryer or incinerator operations, these systems typically include a sludge hopper and additional downstream conveyors or pumps.

JMS systems are optimized to prevent plugging, bridging, and rat-holing to evenly distribute material within the hopper, fully utilizing available capacity. JMS engineers can provide assistance in sizing custom equipment for your application, taking into account angle of repose, material characteristics, and loading/discharge points of a given project.

Typical Components for Receiving Stations

JMS Receiving Stations can include some or all of the following equipment:

  • Rectangular metered-end discharge hopper with live bottom screws
  • Circular bottom discharge hopper with live bottom screws
  • Retractable truck receiving cover for odor control
  • Hopper load cells
  • Shafted or shaftless screw conveyors
  • Belt conveyors with belt scales
  • Level sensors
  • Slide gates
  • Structural platforms/walkways
  • Control panels

JMS Bio-HANDLING (Material Handling Systems) Bio Stabilization Systems

Bio Stabilization Systems

Bio-stabilization systems are an effective process to meet EPA (40 CFR 503) guidelines regarding the safe treatment, beneficial use, and disposal of biosolids. Lime stabilization is specifically mentioned in the EPA regulations as a method of pathogen kill and a way to reduce the tendency of biosolids to attract disease vectors such as rodents and insects. Class A or B lime stabilized biosolids can be land applied as a fertilizer or soil conditioner.

Typical Components for Bio Stabilization Systems

JMS systems are optimized to allow for reduced lime volumes/costs and to prevent material bridging and plugging issues. JMS Bio-Stabilization Systems can include some or all of the following equipment:

  • Sludge receiving hoppers with live bottoms
  • Weigh belt conveyors
  • Shafted or shaftless screw conveyors
  • Pug mill mixer
  • Lime storage silos with truck fill lines
  • Truck load-out hopper with live bottom screws and slide gates
  • Hopper weigh systems
  • Level sensors
  • Structural platforms/walkways
  • Control panels

JMS Bio-HANDLING (Material Handling Systems) Dried Biosolids Systems

Dried Biosolids Systems

Sewage dust is typically an ST1 explosive class dust which means the Kst constant falls in the range of 0-200 bar-m/sec. JMS has successfully dealt with the combustion and self-heating properties of dried sewage sludge as well as meeting required NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) requirements for its transport.

JMS dried biosolids storage systems act as the first line of defense preventing fire/explosions through the use of:

  • Temperature sensors
  • Carbon monoxide sensors to detect early signs of combustion
  • Nitrogen blanket inerting systems
  • Sizing equipment to allow for thermal dissipation of heat

Additionally, if an explosion cannot be prevented, protective measures are provided as follows:

  • Explosion relief venting
  • Weak-seam covers
  • Containment inside equipment
  • Placement of equipment in a safe location

Typical Components for Dried Biosolids Systems

JMS Dried Biosolids Systems can include some or all of the following equipment:

  • Drag chain conveyors
  • Pneumatic conveyors
  • Shafted or shaftless screw conveyors
  • Storage silos
  • Retractable truck discharge chutes
  • Silo weigh systems
  • Level sensors
  • Temperature sensors
  • Carbon monoxide sensors
  • Nitrogen blanket systems
  • Explosion relief venting
  • Rotary air locks
  • Structural platforms/walkways
  • Control panels

JMS Bio-HANDLING (Material Handling Systems) Truck Load-out Station

Truck Load-Out Station

JMS bottom discharge truck load-out stations are typically loaded by conveyor, pump, or directly from dewatering equipment. These systems provide storage until the sludge can be discharged into transportation vehicles. Load-out stations generally include a sludge hopper and additional conveyors or pumps. The discharge rate of sludge into trucks is controlled by slide gates.

JMS systems are optimized to prevent plugging, bridging, and rat-holing to evenly distribute material within the hopper to fully utilize available capacity. JMS engineers can provide assistance in sizing custom equipment for your application, taking into account angle of repose, material characteristics, and loading/discharge points of a given project.

Typical Components for Truck Load-Out Station

JMS Truck Load-Out Stations can include some or all of the following equipment:

  • Rectangular bottom discharge hopper with live bottom screws
  • Circular bottom discharge hopper with live bottom screws
  • Retractable truck receiving cover for odor control
  • Hopper load cells
  • Shafted or shaftless screw conveyors
  • Belt conveyors with belt scales
  • Level sensors
  • Slide gates
  • Structural platforms/walkways
  • Control panels

Bio-HANDLING (Material Handling Systems)


JMS Bio-HOPPER (Live Bottom Hopper) ISO

JMS Bio-HOPPER (Live Bottom Hopper)

The JMS in-house engineering and fabrication teams have designed and built numerous Storage Hoppers, Bins, and Silos for sludge applications. These vessels can be manufactured from stainless steel or painted carbon steel and are typically used in conjunction with JMS Live Bottom Feeders to provide a metered discharge.
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JMS Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System) ISO

JMS Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyor System)

JMS Bio-BELT (Belt Conveyors), in use in numerous wastewater treatment plants across the country and internationally, are typically designed to transport materials such as dewatered sludge and screenings. Available with either a troughing belt or flat belt with corrugated side-walls, this type of conveyors can transition from horizontal to incline. All JMS Belt Conveyors are built to strict CEMA standards.
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JMS Bio-SCREW (Screw Conveyor System) ISO

JMS Bio-SCREW (Screw Conveyor System)

JMS Bio-SCREW (Screw Conveyor) consists of Shafted and Shaftless Screw Conveyor, in use in numerous wastewater treatment plants across the country and internationally, are typically designed to transport materials such as dewatered sludge and screenings. All JMS Screw Conveyors are built to strict CEMA standards.
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JMS Bio-VALVE (Diverter Valve) ISO

JMS Bio-VALVE (Diverter Valve)

JMS Bio-VALVE (Diverter Valve) consists of 2-way and 3-way diverter valve for solid materials and the JMS Centrifuge Diverter Valve, which handles liquid concentrate from the centrifuge during startup and solid sludge from the centrifuge once the sludge is consolidated.
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JMS Bio-GATE (Slide Gate) ISO

JMS Bio-GATE (Slide Gate)

JMS Bio-GATE (Slide Gate) are typically used with screw conveyors that have multiple discharges or on the bottom of hoppers and bins. JMS Slide Gates are generally manufactured from stainless steel and can be operated either with a manual handwheel or an electric actuator.
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