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Jess Kelley

Jess Kelley has been director of drive sales at WesTech Engineering, Inc., for more than 10 years. In that capacity, he is not only in charge of drive sales, but performs field service, installation, startups, troubleshooting, field measurements and the design of drives and other wastewater and water treatment equipment. He can be reached at

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Clarifier Maintenance

Posted by Jess Kelley on May 3, 2016 12:40:48 PM

Clarifiers are expensive, to buy or repair, and their downtime can be costly in fines imposed by regulatory agencies and in community ill will. Regular maintenance, an annual inspection of the mechanism and an occasional touchup of the paint or coating system are simple and inexpensive proactive steps that will usually prevent most problems. Three components of all clarifiers require maintenance: the effluent system, the sludge removal system and the drive. The effluent and sludge removal systems require maintenance only occasionally, whereas the drive requires regular maintenance.

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Topics: Clarification, Equipment Maintenance