(PRAGUE) — ACO Marine, a leading supplier of wastewater treatment solutions to the global maritime industry, has developed and introduced the ACO PowerVAC, a vacuum pumping unit that forms the centerpiece of ACO Marine’s vacuum toilet collection and transfer system.
Unveiled for the first time at the SMM trade show in Hamburg, Germany, the development of the ACO PowerVAC is significant in that it negates the need for the company to outsource key system components, offering a complete in-house sourced vacuum-based wastewater management solution.
Designed for vacuum toilets, black water collection and wastewater transfer systems, the ACO PowerVAC is a vacuum generation and dual-phase sewage/air pumping unit.
Of compact and low weight design, and available with capacities ranging from 90 to 670 flushes per hour, the pump creates a strong vacuum with up to an 8m suction lift. This means it is capable of pumping effluent directly to holding tanks and ACO Marine’s Clarimar MF and Maripur NF wastewater treatment plants without the need for a temporary collection reservoir. Delivery heads range up to a maximum of 40m total lift.
The development is a key step forward in the Germany-headquartered company’s strategy for total in-house product supply and the provision of complete vacuum and gravity-based wastewater system solutions for both newbuild and retrofit markets.