SedVac® Sediment Removal System


The SedVac Sediment Dredge System is a sediment removal system designed to clean your clarifier by effectively removing the compression zone layer of sludge. Unlike clog-prone vacuum pipes, the SedVac system can handle high concentrations of sludge and grit and is capable of consistently removing solids of 3% concentration across a wide range of influent quality. Its unique header wing design features 4-inch-high intakes that significantly reduce the opportunity for clogging and remove much less water than competing systems.

SedVac also provides a unique cost advantage for sludge removal in long-length tanks. Where traditional chain and flight systems would require additional chain, flights, tracking, wear shoes, and associated components, the SedVac unit only requires a hose and an extended track assembly.


  • Proven operation beneath tube and plate settlers

  • Maintains flow rates & resists clogs

  • Supports both vacuum & pump configurations

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NSF/ANSI Standard 61

SedVac is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for drinking water applications.

NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Certification


Triangle-Shaped Header

SedVac’s triangle-shaped header departs from traditional industry designs in order to address common clogging issues. The 4-inch-high intake engulfs sludge at its densest level, handling sediment loadings up to 3 percent and cleaning all the way down to the floor.


Our unique chassis design is the crux of the SedVac system, capable of withstanding the pulling power of our winch systems and the harsh elements of submerged environments.

Sludge Removal

Traction Winch System

SedVac’s no-slip traction winch provides positive movement at programmed speeds and cycles within short and long basins up to 380 feet.

Track Assembly

The track assembly keeps the system secured to the floor, preventing binding and derailing. Its design makes it easy to install and requires minimal infrastructure changes.

Sludge removal

Flexible Wipers

SedVac’s flexible wipers scrape the floor and walls of the basin clean.


Pumps are available in various flow rates to handle the toughest of facility sediment loadings.

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Full Clarification Solution

Full Clarification Solution

Combine the SedVac system with our blue tube settlers to maximize clarifier efficiency!

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