04/10/16 – Its dirty work , but someone has to do it .

As an engineer in the water industry you come across some pretty dirty environments and today I found myself in a pretty dirty place.

One of my jobs today was to fix a sludge transfer ram pump . A sludge transfer pump moves sludge from high level inlet down to the sludge treatment tanks so that it can be processed, as part of repairing the pump we needed to strip it down . 

Sludge is a byproduct of sewage and It has a bad smell and gets everywhere when working with it. Long story short I had a very interesting day . 



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