Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pumps FAQs

Diaphragm Pumps - Questions and Answers

What is a diaphragm pump?

A diaphragm pump is a positive displacement pump that uses a combination of reciprocating action and either a flapper valve or a ball valve to transfer liquids. This pump is sometimes referred to as a membrane pump. Diaphragm pumps are self priming and are ideal for viscous liquids. Most models are available in electric, engine, manual, air operated or hydraulic configurations.

What sizes of diaphragm pumps are available?

Diaphragm pumps are available in 1"-4" connection sizes. Couplings are available to fit almost any piping arrangement.

What kinds of fluids does a diaphragm pump transfer?

Diaphragm pumps transfer almost any kind of slurry, debris laden waste, food processing residual, liquid, stones, sticks, sugar, oil sludge, refinery waste, mud, clay pharmaceutical, industrial fluids and much more. For a comprehensive list of approved Mud-Sucker pumping applications click here or call 1-888-82-WASTE.

What types of diaphragm pumps are available?

You have a wide choice of diaphragm pump offerings. First you can choose between single or double diaphragm models and stationary, wheel kit, skid mounted or trailer mounted models. See the Mud-Sucker Product line click here.

How long have diaphragm pumps been specified for waste transfer?

Diaphragm pumps have been in existence since the 1920's. Many consulting engineering firms have been specifying diaphragm pumps for wastewater and slurry handling since the 1930's.

Who manufactures the Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pump?

Wastecorp Pumps is the OEM (original equipment manufacturer), which means that we design, engineer, manufacture and test and Mud Sucker pumps in North America.

are Mud Sucker Diaphragm Pumps Made?

The Mud Sucker brand is one of the only diaphragm pumps designed and built in North America. Mud Sucker's can be used anywhere in the world with 50 Hz drive systems.

What kind of support programs and warranty does Wastecorp Offer?

Wastecorp's factory trained Mud-Sucker experts can help you with your pumping applications from our support center. Our technical support is free and is consistently ranked among the best in the business. Most Mud-Sucker models feature one or two year warranties depending on your application. Wastecorp warranty fulfillment centers are located worldwide. For larger facilities and more complex packaged installations, we offer installation and training services at our training center or at your facility.

Is it easy to use a diaphragm pump?

Mud Sucker's are designed and engineered placing the operator and application first. This means that when you choose the right pump for your application, you get the legendary long Mud Sucker life cycle, easy to maintain design and minimal replacement parts costs. In most cases, you connect your Mud Sucker and turn it on.

What is different about a Mud Sucker diaphragm pump?

Mud Sucker's are OEM designed and manufactured by Wastecorp Pumps which specializes in pump design and manufacturing. We are a pump company. While this may seem obvious, many other brands are assembled by companies who make several different products or "knock-off" their designs. This often results in higher maintenance costs and almost always, shortened life cycles. 
The Mud Sucker is not a "throw-away" pump. Mud Sucker's are patented and designed for the toughest municipal, industrial and public works fluid transfer jobs. Wastecorp's pump production staff have years of training in the pump manufacturing business.

What kinds of facilities use a diaphragm pump?

Facilities of all sizes use diaphragm Pumps. We provide multinational food and beverage corporations, pharmaceutical, construction, oil and mining corporations with packaged diaphragm pump systems. We also provide homeowners, local businesses, restaurants, hotels, biofuel producers, marinas and campgrounds with Mud-Sucker's for their pumping applications. No matter what the size of your pumping job Wastecorp has the right Mud-Sucker for you.