SPOTLIGHT – Suncoast Hydraulic Electric Manufacturing – Getting the Stink Out

Suncoast Hydraulic Electric Manufacturing (Suncoast) was founded in 1990 building control systems to operate car washes.  When you visit an automated car wash and select what type of wash you want and include specific cleaning details such as under carriage, wheels, etc., that is the magic behind their product.

That experience led to a new division in 2000 for the wastewater industry.  If you’ve ever been near a wastewater treatment plant or lift station and smelled a bad odor, you can understand the problem the neighboring community is facing.  How do they get that smell out of there?  Suncoast has solutions for this.

The close proximity of this wastewater lift station to the neighboring community was a problem until Suncoast’s Oda Killa was installed.

Suncoast has 16 sales representatives nationwide.  Currently there are 28 employees at the Jacksonville, Florida location building the units for both the car wash industry and the wastewater division.  Soon, Suncoast will have an automated manufacturing system in place to make it easier and quicker to build their units.  It takes an average of 4 to 6 weeks to build a control panel for the wastewater plant once all of the submittals and drawings are submitted.

The Oda Killa by Suncoast eliminates odor by using UV treatment for above ground installations.  They are available in 10, 20, 30 & 60 grams per hour for different sized units.  They are the most versatile and effective and can be modified to the customer’s needs.  What does the Oda Killa do?  It removes the methyl mercaptan (the rotten cabbage smell) and Hydrogen Sulfide or H2S (the rotten egg smell) from the air around the lift stations.

Suncoast Grease Killa in action destroying three feet of grease.

The Grease Killa eliminates FOG (Fat, Oils and Grease) for below ground installations in wet wells and headworks. (See photo at right)

The newest product, the Oda Killa UV System uses UV lighting on low flow systems. (See photo below)

Oda Killa UV System

Every piece of equipment is hooked up to a motor and tested before it ever leaves their shop.  They simulate floats and produce a quality control report and/or video the results.

Suncoast is so confidant in their odor control systems, that if you do not get the results you were promised in writing, they will do whatever is requires to make it work or they will remove all of their equipment and return your site back to its original state at NO COST TO YOU!

Success Stories:  Their first installation of the Oda Killa was in Palm Coast, Florida.  That installation has been so successful that Palm Coast now has nine Oda Killa units throughout the area.  There is also a unit installed on the end of the scrubber at Sea World.

Another successful installation is in the open market area of downtown Jacksonville, FL.  It was uninhabitable due to the odors.  Now, thanks to the Oda Killa, they hold open-air concerts, farmer’s markets and even weddings with the St. John’s River as a back-drop. (See photo below)

The building on the left houses the Oda Killa units for the open air market at St. Johns Landing.

Local Project:  A new lift station is being constructed off of Front Street in Kansas City, Missouri. However, when you bring in a lift station you also bring the odor with it.  To prevent that, the engineer specified the Oda Killa unit to be installed as well.  No other product was allowed or approved for this job.  That speaks volumes of the confidence they have in Oda Killa.  It is exciting for our community to be getting the first installation in our area.

To get more information regarding Suncoast Hydraulic Electric Manufacturing click here.

Let’s Turn Pumping on its Side with Flygt N-Horizontal – Join us for a Live Webinar

Contact JCI to Scedule for a Live Webinar

Unlike typical wet-well electric submersible solids-handling pump installations, dry-pit pump stations are not flooded with sewage. Since the dry-pit pump stations are typically built below grade level, the dry-pit pump station is vulnerable to flooding during an upset condition.

Protection of electrical equipment has dictated the installation of conventional vertically mounted, non-clog pump units in the dry-pit with a conventional electric motor installed at a level above grade, connected by an extended drive shaft. This design keeps the electric motors above the flood level. Maintaining of extended drive shafts, universal joints and bearings can be a mill-wright’s nightmare. Electric submersible pump have been successfully used in dry-pit installations for decades. While designed to continuously operate submerged in the pumped media in the wet-pit design, the adaptability of submersibles provides for excellent service in dry-pit installations.

The utilization of the dry-pit submersible pump has been expanded to include horizontal installation. This webinar reviews the installation modes for electric submersible pumps focusing upon dry-pit type applications. The numerous features and benefits of the horizontal dry-pit installed solids-handling pump will be provided to the attendees. An overview of successful projects of both new and retrofit of ageing pump units will be highlighted with emphasis placed upon design elements that pump station engineers need to focus upon.

Whether designing a new pumping station or a retrofit/upgrade for an ageing dry-pit pump station, current technology in submersible pump designs deliver pump station designers and users with alternatives to consider when developing designs. This webinar relates the technical benefits and savings of placing a submersible pump in horizontal dry-pit service.

Earn complimentary CEU credits by successfully completing this online webinar upon request.

After registering, you will receive a GoToWebinar confirmation email containing information on how to join the webcast and calendar files.

This session will be presented by Bob Domkowski, Engineering Consultant, NA at Xylem and hosted by Kristel Zaman, Flygt Product Marketing Manager, NA at Xylem.

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JCI Industries, Inc. hosts Gorman-Rupp T-Series and Super T-Series Pump training in Joplin, Missouri.

JCI Industries, Inc. welcomed employees from local industrial users for an overview of Gorman-Rupp Pump Technologies via mobile demonstration trailer. The training was presented by Faron Kelley, Central District Manager of Gorman-Rupp, and Dirk Bennett, Vice-President of JCI, Industries.

Dirk Bennett showcased the JCI Industries, Inc. SWMO Branch repair facility and educated users on the performance and engineering advantages of Gorman-Rupp’s Super T-Series pump line. A hands-on walkthrough of Gorman-Rupp T-Series and Super T-Series Pump assembly, disassembly and trouble shooting was also included. The mobile demonstrator trailer offered a view of cavitation and dead head issues through a glass faced pump. 

 For more information about Gorman-Rupp’s Super T-series pumps, visit

For more information about Gorman-Rupp’s T-series pumps, visit


UGSI – Project Profile Polyblend® Mechanical Polymer Activation System Significantly Outperforms Hydraulic Polymer Mixing Unit at Yucaipa Valley Water District Recycling Facility

Henry N. Wochholz Regional Water Recycling Facility (WRWRF) at the Yucaipa Valley Water District (YVWD) is an 8 MGD plant consisting of primary, advanced biological secondary and tertiary treatment with advanced total nitrogen removal.

Always interested in enhanced treatment performance, the YVWD staff members recently examined the polymer use of the existing dewatering belt filter presses. Specifically, their existing polymer mixing system utilized a non‐mechanical, hydraulic mixing approach to activate their emulsion polymer. Recognizing that today’s polymers are fully activated only after a short‐duration high shear/energy mixing regime that breaks up polymer agglomerations followed by a lower energy mixing zone that prevents polymer chain destruction, the team engaged UGSI Solutions to pilot their Polyblend® polymer activation system. Polyblend® systems have a two zone mechanical mix chamber that imparts the appropriate G‐value or mechanical shear to emulsion polymers and then allows the expanding polymer chains to “uncoil” and reach the optimal viscosity.

YVWD installed the PolyBlend® demonstration system in the dewatering building, side‐by‐side, with the existing polymer mixing system. The trial included a comparison of both polymer systems treating the same sludge on separate belt filter presses. During the demonstration period of 60 days the Polyblend® reduced polymer use from 67 pounds per day to 47 pounds per day, a 30% savings.

60 Day Comparison Polyblend® M‐Series Hydraulic Polymer

Mixing System

Polymer Use 47 Pound Per Day 67 Pound Per Day 30% Savings

The Polyblend® polymer activation system combines proven mechanical mixing technology, precise controls, a variety of pump offerings, and an easy‐to‐service open‐frame design. Additionally, two stage dilution, automatic dosage control further protect the fragile expanding polymer and further explain the success of the trial. Finally, polymer savings with a significant reduction of polymer loading, and the desire to maintain the high standards set by the staff at YVWD, was a major influence on the decision to ultimately purchase the Polyblend® system.

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Polyblend® M‐Series Pilot Unit

For more information on UGSI Polymer Systems, click here.

Contact JCI for a demonstration on how you can save up to 30% savings in polymer costs.

Mission SCADA – Take Advantage of Free 60 Day Evaluation – No Strings Attached

Take Advantage of Free 60 Day Evaluation – No Strings Attached & No Obligations

mission-scadaLet JCI’s factory trained technicians professionally install a Mission unit to any lift station, water tank, line pressure or any other monitoring need. Installation is unobtrusive and lets you take advantage of a full SCADA system that is so simple, that we’ll have you up and running in less than a day. Use it as a stand alone system, or as fill-in or backup for existing SCADA systems. Cities including Olathe, Gardner, Blue Springs, Springfield and many others have taken advantage of Mission SCADA systems.
Take advantage of the free trial and the ability of a  fully implemented systems at a fraction of the costs of traditional SCADA. In many cases, such as a lift station monitoring, enjoy the MISSION SCADA system for less than the price of many auto-dialers.
mission-scada-pebble-beachSee for yourself why thousands of customers enthusiastically recommend MISSION including the following quote from a customer that took advantage of the free demo. The customer had read about the MISSION system in trade magazines, but because of the low price and  prior experiences with cellular,  didn’t think the system would meet expectations. Following is the customer’s comment of their experience with MISSION:
“It’s a little embarrassing. We bought MISSION as a backup to our existing SCADA. In many areas it out performs the primary system. It’s certainly a heck of a lot less expensive and easier to use.” 
Follow the link to Mission’s website for the full case study of “Pebble Beach – Mission for backup of existing SCADA System”. With its reliability and affordability, other cities and utilities can make Mission their primary or only SCADA system.

The MISSION system includes the use of all our web based SCADA software, software upgrades, and hosting and maintaining two customer web sites.  All technical support, and all wireless data and long distance telephone charges and archiving of the customers’ historic device data is also included.  In addition, the MISSION system can send all your data through an OPC interface into your SCADA software.

Contact JCI or email to discuss a free trial.

For more information on Mission Communications, follow the link to more information on our website: – Click Here.

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