PISTA® Grit Removal System
Available from Smith & Loveless
Smith & Loveless’ commitment to market leadership in grit removal kindles on-going research and development, which leads to continued system innovations. Since the introduction of the original vortex PISTA® Grit Chamber in the early 1970s, S&L has developed numerous patented and exclusive components to further enhance the capability for complete grit removal, handling, and dewatering. This innovation and experience make the unparalleled PISTA® the industry’s most specified grit removal system today.
The PISTA® 360™ Grit Chamber is equipped with the patented V-Force Baffle™, which is an integral flow control baffle for both the inlet and outlet of the main chamber. The V-Force Baffle™ is designed to direct the inlet flow into the chamber in a manner ensuring the proper vortex flow and to prevents short-circuiting, allowing for a full 360° rotation through the inlet and outlet, providing maximum travel for the most effective grit removal.
This most recent innovation further enhances the world’s best grit removal scheme, providing many engineering and cost saving considerations. By increasing chamber velocity during low flow periods, the baffle extends the grit extraction path within the vortexing grit chamber. This is key because a longer grit path within in the flow pattern increases the effectiveness of grit being captured on the chamber’s flat-floor.