Nestlé partners with BJM Pumps to dispose of its wastewater

By Jenny Eagle

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Nestlé BJM Pumps wastewater
Nestlé has enlisted the help of BJM Pumps to dispose its caustic and acidic wastewater, laden with solids, fibers and fats from a factory in North America.

In the early stages of production ingredients are washed before being sent to various production and preparation areas.

Strict environmental rules and regulations

The remaining wastewater must be pumped away and disposed of while adhering to strict environmental rules and regulations. 

Nestlé works closely with its packaging and ingredient suppliers to ensure stringent quality and food safety guidelines​ are followed​,” said a spokesman for BJM Pumps. 

The process begins with a highly coordinated transport and delivery procedure ensuring quality and safety of supplier ingredients prior to production. Once the ingredients arrive at Nestlé’s manufacturing locations, they are inspected with great care before being approved and accepted into its facilities​.

Ensuring environmental safety measures means carefully maintaining several waste streams involved in the plant’s manufacturing process​.”

American Heart Association

For Nestlé, setting standards higher than the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is required to exceed the expectations of its customers. 

The company utilizes both government and internally developed standards and all criteria guidelines and product development is based on the research and recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association, FDA, the US Department of Agriculture, and the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine. 

Bryan Raftery, sales engineer, Northwest Michigan, Kerr Pumps, recommended BJM Pumps to Nestlé. 

All wear and "wet end" parts (parts exposed within the food waste) such as impeller, wear-plate, oil housing, pump-housing and inner pump top are made of cast 316 stainless steel material and its submersible motor is protected by double mechanical seals. 

Lower seals are made of silicon carbide/silicon carbide and the upper seal is constructed of carbon/ceramic. 

shredding action

The manufacturer installed pumps from its SKX range. 

The SKX type pumps produce a shredding action caused by a cutting impeller with a Tungsten Carbide Tip against a suction plate​,” the spokesman added. 

The suction plate has an irregular opening with engineered cutting slots to help grab debris and aid the impeller with its shredding action​. 

The non-clog, single vane impellers are designed for high volume and lift performance, and an additional lip seal has been installed above the impeller to prevent abrasives from entering into the seal chamber​.” 

BJM Pumps, is headquartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and has been providing fluid handling equipment for industrial and municipal services since 1983.

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