Industrial Applications

Clog-Free Pumps For Industrial Settings

Vaughan Company’s longevity, customer-first focus, diverse product variations, and outstanding warranty have led companies to continually choose Vaughan pumps for a wide variety of industrial applications.



Food Processing

Vaughan pumps are ideally suited for waste handling in all types of food processing, including restaurants, poultry, pork, beef, fish, fruit and vegetable processing.

  • Blood and bones
  • Vegetables such as carrots, corn husks, potatoes and tomatoes
  • Poultry feathers, whole chickens and turkeys
  • Seafood processing waste



Paper & Wood Products

Vaughan pumps expertly handle the high solids content and the combination of abrasive and corrosive materials in contaminated wastewater, making them ideal for the pulp and paper industry.

  • Woodyard sumps
  • Log soaking vats
  • Chip conveyors
  • Yard sumps
  • Coal pile runoff
  • Conveyor gallery sumps
  • Fly ash and carbonized bark
  • Knot and bark handling
  • Drainage sumps
  • Lime sludge transfer
  • Underflow to dewatering
  • Emergency clarifier
  • Effluent to treatment
  • Clarifier scum
  • Paper machine sumps
  • Broke pits



Automotive / Steel

Vaughan Pumps set the standard in strength and reliability. By utilizing the toughest materials available our pumps can be used in virtually any application, no matter how abrasive or demanding.

  • Paint overspray sludge
  • Chrome based painting slurries
  • Body metal, glass and plastic
  • Mineral and oil washdown
  • Boiler blowdown
  • Coke breeze
  • Coke tar decanter sludge
  • Iron ore pellets
  • Mill scale
  • Rolling grinder cooling water



Chemical / Petrochemical

Suspended solids in chemical production and waste treatment create highly corrosive and abrasive pumping conditions. All wear components of Vaughan pumps are engineered with cast steel and heat treated for maximum impact and wear resistance, making them ideal for handling severe solids.

  • Detergent cakes
  • Hand cleaners with pumice
  • Latex skins
  • Lead oxide slurries
  • Paint sludges
  • Plastics
  • API separators
  • Coke slurries
  • Oil waste
  • Refinery mud
  • Storm drains



Contractor Services

Industrial and hazardous waste solids suspended in chemical solutions create the worst environment for any pump. Vaughan pumps stand the test of lagoon cleaning, sludge dewatering and storage tank cleaning due to their unique ability to chop unknown plastics, glass and metals prior to pumping – all without clogging.

  • Hazardous waste cleanup
  • Lagoon cleaning
  • Recycled solvents
  • Sludge dewatering
  • Storage tank cleanout



Rendering Operations

Even the toughest materials are no match for the Vaughan Chopper Pump. Hard and abrasive solids like hooves and hair would clog and wear down standard pumps, but the patented cutter bar and impeller veins process animal byproducts with ease.



Institutional & Correctional

Vaughan Chopper Pumps are ideally suited for institution and correctional facility pumping stations. The combination of chopping and pumping eliminates plugging on rags, clothing, bedsheets, towels, blankets, plastics and other stringy materials. Vaughan pumps can directly replace existing pumps, eliminating the need for a pre-grinder or comminutor.



Mining / Sand & Gravel

Extremely abrasive environments are detrimental to conventional sleeve bearings, packing and lip seals. Vaughan's unique seal-and-bearing design with the patented seal shroud addresses these problems. Heat treatment of wear parts extends pump life, while minimizing maintenance costs.

  • Acid mine water
  • Coal and sand washing
  • Concrete batch plant sumps
  • Sand and gravel silt ponds
  • Truck washdown sumps