Complete Vortex Grit Removal Solutions for Every Need

After pioneering the first flat-floor forced vortex grit removal chamber, S&L continues to lead the industry in advanced hydraulic grit removal research and development by emphasizing a combination of CFD analysis and field testing. The state-of-the-art PISTA® brand is the most-specified vortex grit removal system in North America.

Vortex grit removal is truly a value proposition. What is best for your plant or facility? What are your grit removal efficiency goals? What are your site plan limitations? What are your flow variations? What possibilities exist for retrofitting or upgrading your existing grit removal system installation? Because Smith & Loveless offers a complete portfolio of vortex grit chambers, grit pump configurations, and grit washing and dewatering options, we can offer you a proven and advanced solution for any flow ranging from 0.5 million gallons per day to 100 million gallons per day (in a single PISTA® unit) and larger with multiple units.

Unit Capacities0.5 to 50 MGD (~190,000 cmd)
ArrangementVariable inlet / outlet up to 360°
Removal Efficiency95% down to 75 Micron Particles
Capacitiesup to 100 MGD (378,500 cmd)
ArrangementVariable inlet / outlet up to 360°
Removal %95% down to 140 mesh (105 micron)
Capacitiesup to 100 MGD (378,500 cmd)
Arrangement360° with V-FORCE BAFFLE™
Removal %95% down to 140 mesh (105 micron)
Capacitiesup to 100 MGD (378,500 cmd)
Arrangement270° with OPTIFLOW 270™ Baffle
Removal %95% down to 100 mesh (150 micron)
Capacitiesup to 100 MGD (378,500 cmd)
Arrangement360° or 270° without baffle
Removal %95% down to 50 mesh (300 micron)
85% of 50-70 mesh (297 - 210 micron)
65% of 70-100 mesh (210 - 149 micron)
Package ComponentsOBEX™ Fine Screen, PISTA® 360™ V-FORCE™ Grit Removal System, PISTA® TURBO™ Grit Pump, PISTA® Grit Concentrator, PISTA® TURBO™ Grit Washer, Control System, and more!
Package ComponentsPISTA drive units, Top-Mounted PISTA® TURBO™ Grit Pump, Control System, Vacuum Priming System, Weather-protected Retractable Fiberglass Enclosure, Heater (optional), DURO-LAST® Stainless Steel Baseplate (Optional)

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