About Magnum Spill Buster
To all of our valued customers - the Magnum Spill Buster is no longer available. We continue to accept repairs for the time being. Thank you for your business over the last 30+years!
The Magnum Spill Buster™ is an automated free-phase petroleum contamination pumping system. It is specifically designed to remove NAPL petroleum product from the water table via a 2″ or larger diameter well. Its unique auto-seeking device allows the pump intake to automatically follow the elevation of the oil/water interface as it fluctuates throughout the entire length of the well. The Magnum Spill Buster will not pump any amount of water.
The Magnum Spill Buster™ system is composed of three interactive modules:
The Magnum Spill Buster™ Control Box coordinates and displays the condition of the system operation. The control box also allows certain system parameters to be varied according to site requirements.
The NEMA 4 weatherproof enclosure with its connector “pouch” (shown on the right with its protective cover) provides easy access to the cables, adjustable controls, and AC wiring.
The input power to the Control Box is 110-120 VAC. Therefore, the box must be located outside of any hazardous areas. If your site conditions require the box to be placed farther than 25′ from the wellhead, we can build custom-sized cable lengths to accommodate the extra length required. If the panel must be located in a hazardous location, CET can provide an explosion-proof enclosure (Class 1, Div 1, Groups B, C, and D).
Cable terminations within the connector pouch utilize our unique, size‑coded SLIMLINE connectors that pull through underground conduits easily and are color-coded for intuitive placement. They are extremely rugged and very easy to clean.
The Auto Seeker is a small, motorized, reel assembly that automatically raises and lowers the probe to follow the NAPL interface through the entire depth of the well. This makes the system operation highly efficient even with large changes in the level of the groundwater.
This self-winding feature also means that routine maintenance of the product pump is a matter of pushing a button to reel the probe to the top of the wellhead, eliminating the need to haul an oil-covered cable up by hand to spread out all over the ground.
The Standard Auto Seeker is not rated explosion-proof and should be mounted outside of all classified hazardous zones. Refer to applicable codes for your site to determine how the Auto Seeker should be installed. On many sites, it is possible to remove the Standard Auto Seeker from the classified hazardous area by raising it above the wellhead. For example, the use of a wood or metal scaffold such as the one pictured on the right may accomplish this.
If the Auto Seeker must be located in a hazardous location, CET can provide an explosion-proof enclosure, utilizing Mil-Spec sealed connectors. This version is certified for use in Class1, Div1, Groups B, C, and D locations and may be mounted directly on the wellhead as shown on the right.
The Magnum Spill Buster Probe is certified NEC 2011, Section 500 compliant for use in the Class 1, Div 1 area within recovery wells. The 1.93” diameter probe contains the patented ALPHA ARRAY™ interface sensors, as well as a small but powerful 12vdc electric product pump. These sensors are noncontact, fluid-interface sensors that are a spin‑off of spacecraft fuel gauging developed for NASA. The use of this interface sensor in the environmental industry is unique. Since it is a noncontact sensor, it is highly immune to fouling, which is a problem with virtually all other types of sensing methods (including conductive, float, optical, and even radiofrequency methods).
The pump used in the Magnum is a modified off-the-shelf, diesel fuel pump. This pump is a rugged and chemically resistant roller vane unit capable of pumping up to 46 gallons (174 liters) per hour of low viscosity liquids (up to 12 Cp, see system specifications below).
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