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Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator)

One of the most economical options available for almost any flocculation need, Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator) have been utilized in thousands of plants across the country (a large majority of which have been provided by JMS). Ideally suited for large production plants, HPWFs provide the best value per million gallons per day (MGD) of any comparable design available.

JMS Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator) Advantages

Maintenance Advantages

  • Minimal wear parts
  • Single drive assembly for multiple flocculation reels
  • Proprietary features designed to both reduce maintenance demands and enhance component life

Process Advantages

  • Optimum process control
  • Follows “Ten States Standards”
  • Low tip speed
  • Homogeneous mixing

Experience Advantages

  • JMS is the leading supplier of HPWF systems in the country with thousands of JMS Mega-FLOC units in operation today
  • Utilizes proven design enhancements critical for the longevity of the system
  • Proven system design based on numerous installations and field testing data

Certified to NSF/ANSI 61

JMS Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator) Key Features

JMS Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator) drive sproket

Drive Sprocket

JMS drive sprockets are designed and fabricated with stainless steel sprocket hub and UHMW-PE sprocket teeth. Our component selection ensures the drive sprocket works optimally and accurately engages the drive chain.

JMS Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator) shafting connections

Shaft Connections

JMS shaft connections are the standard for all flocculators. These connections utilize bored blind flanges with special welds for added strength. Each flange is grooved to the correct diameter and surface milled to parallel for strength and proper alignment.

JMS Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator) stainless steel bearings

Bearing Assembly

The JMS bearing assembly is designed to be durable and have a low life cycle cost. JMS Mega-FLOC (HPWF) uses submerged journal bearings that are manufactured with split cast stainless steal housings with UHMW-PE liners which allow for water lubrication.

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A Powerful Train

In no area is JMS knowledge more evident than in the Mega-FLOC (HPWF) drive train with integral chain tensioning. Selection of materials of construction and use of the JMS proprietary design program optimize performance and minimize maintenance costs over the system’s life cycle. Having sold more HPWFs than any other supplier, use of JMS know-how determines optimal gearmotor horsepower requirements using the desired velocity gradient, system efficiencies, and safety factors. The industry leading choice of SS for the drive sprocket hub, non-metallic UHMW-PE sprocket teeth, and specialized SS chain are JMS enhancements that utilize the latest in technology, for trouble free continuous operation. Drive trains are available in wet chain, dry chain, and direct coupled options.

A Look in the Shaft

Proper sizing, material selection, and internally developed manufacturing processes add to the quality of each JMS Mega-FLOC (HPWF). Solid 17-4 stainless steel (SS) spool shafting at the bearing points utilizes bored blind flanges with special continuous fillet welds on both sides of the flange. A minimum of four gussets are installed for additional reinforcement. Pipe shafts, between bearings, are connected with blind flanges grooved to the correct diameter for precise alignment and joined by a continuous watertight weld. Attention to detail demonstrated after fabrication by surface milling of all flanges to parallel, eliminates stress risers and cyclic fatigue.

Getting Your Bearings

The Mega-FLOC (HPWF) design features proprietary split cast SS journal bearings with UHMW-PE or bronze liners (for high grit applications). This component selection offers each plant the aesthetic appearance, low life cycle costs, and durability they are looking for. All bearing assemblies come mounted on a base plate with proprietary leveling assembly for accurate alignment.

JMS Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator)

JMS Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator) Success Story

JMS Mega-FLOC (Horizontal Paddle Wheel Flocculator) Tuscaloosa AL

The Ed Love Water Treatment Facility is one of two water plants owned and operated by the City of Tuscaloosa, AL. Tuscaloosa is in west-central AL, and is home to more than 95,000 residents and a number of businesses. This facility, built in 1976, sits near Lake Tuscaloosa, the source for incoming water.

In response to population growth, the city embarked on a program to increase water production capacity, including upgrades at the Ed Love Plant, and a new plant to serve the area. At the former, old paddle style flocculators, with multiple reels powered by a single motor, were in dire need of replacement. Working with Almon Assoc., a highly regarded local engineering firm, JMS specialists proposed Mega-FLOC (HPWF) with each flocculator reel on a single drive to give the plant the flexibility they desired.

Four years later, the installation of JMS Mega-FLOC (HPWF) is considered a great success. Mr. Chris Jarrell, a 26 year veteran of the facility, praises the new equipment as more efficient with less maintenance requirements. JMS ability to customize the system, has surpassed their needs in terms of process control, and overall flexibility.

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