Industrial Raft Innovations Project Case Study


CTS Case Study #: 27701

Unit Size: 8'6" W x 18'3" L x 8'8" H

Unit Weight: 6,275 LBS

Opportunity: In a paper mill operation, the waste water pond was filling with effluent sludge. The customer was looking into options for removal of the sludge without draining the pond.

Solution: The lagoon cleaning raft is a breakthrough in the field of municipal and industrial cleaning. A unique mixer/pump raft system re-suspends and pumps solids making it the ideal water cleanup solution. The raft is easily maneuverable and is the most cost-effective way to clean an entire lagoon. The raft is composed of a main section incorporating the functional elements and two supporting outriggers. The main section and outriggers are individually constructed, which facilitates transportation. They can then be readily joined in the field. The structure can be made from carbon steel, aluminum, or stainless steel. Although stainless steel is more expensive, it has the advantages of corrosion resistance, durability in a wider variety of environments, a much greater life expectancy, and is virtually maintenance free.