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Barnes EcoTRAN Pressure Sewer Systems

KG Power Systems is installing Barnes EcoTRAN Pressure Sewer Systems in the Long Island and New York area. The Barnes EcoTRAN™ Pressure Sewer System preserves  groundwater ecology by collecting and grinding residential sewage in an underground basin and transmitting the waste under pressure to a remote private or municipal waste treatment plant. 

Why Use a Pressure Sewer System?

Pressure sewer systems are an effective method to move residential wastewater through small diameter pipes to collection facilities where other methods are less economical or less feasible. The primary differences between conventional gravity sewer systems and pressure sewer systems are in the piping network and the reduction of solids size in the wastewater. Pressure sewer systems use specialized submersible grinder pumps, which are designed to reduce sewage particulate size to easily move the sewage through small diameter pipes.

The Heart of the System is the Grinder Pump

The Barnes Omni Grind PlusTM (OGP) provides heads up to 200' and flows to 28gpm. With the high head capabilities of a progressive cavity pump and the long life of Barnes centrifugal grinder pumps, the Omni Grind Plus is truly a universal grinder pump for single family residences.

Superior Performance

• Two stage pump design provides high head capability
• Installed with the Barnes ESPSTM, (Environmentally Sealed Pressure Switch) problems with grease build up are nonexistent.
• Start and run capacitors are located in the motor housing so no expensive control panel required
• UL and CSA listed to assure quality and electrical safety

Dependable Activation Depends on a Reliable Level Control

The Environmentally Sealed Pressure Switch, or ESPS, is a highly dependable level control designed specifically for use with standardized low pressure sewer packaged systems.
• Pressure switch parts are protected from the basin environment with a Barnes exclusive sealed design.
• Slim, rigid column with no external moving parts. Unit is unaffected by solids, grease build up, or liquid swirling in basin.
• No field adjustment required because operating levels are factory preset.
• Barnes exclusive quick connect power cord seals tight and reduces strain.
• Overflow protection with separate air bells for operating control and high-level alarm.

Barnes Omni Grind Plus
Barnes Omni Grind Plus

Barnes ESPS

Barnes ESPS Pump 

Engineer / Specifier

The Barnes EcoTRAN Pressure Sewer System has been designed, tested, and certified to ensure long term, trouble-free operation. The system components and basin package, as a whole, were tested and certified to UL and CSA electrical standards and NSF/ANSI 46 grinder pump and station requirements.

All non-metallic components in polypropylene, polyethylene and thermoset vinyl ester provide outstanding corrosion resistance and high strength. All metallic components in cast iron, stainless steel or bronze offer proven resistance to corrosion in sewage applications.

Two grinder pump alternatives, the Omni Grind Plus (OGP) or Omni GrindTM (OGV), provide system design flexibility and “universal” residential hydraulic coverage. The OGP high-head grinder pumps can be used universally, while the medium-head OGV grinder pumps can be used as a cost-savings measure for lower system heads.

Factory pre-set Environmentally Sealed Pressure Switch, or ESPS , is immune to the effects of grease build-up and requires no field adjustment.

Both vented and “flood plain” covers are also available. 

Simple Installation

The Barnes EcoTRAN Pressure Sewer System is easy to install and designed to eliminate time consuming callbacks.

Direct burial cable, alarm box, additional redundant check valve and all needed parts and gaskets are supplied with the EcoTRAN unit. Wiring and lifting harnesses stow neatly with cable hooks at top of the riser.

To install the system, a 36" auger or backhoe can be used for excavation. Pre-installed, epoxy-coated rebar allows simple anti-flotation ballasting with poured concrete. Only 1/3 yard of concrete is required for any installation depth. The riser design also permits day-of-installation depth setting.

Three inlet positions provide piping location flexibility and a flexible outlet connector prevents potential misalignment due to settling. Pre-wired waterproof power connectors dramatically simplify electrical wiring and the alarm box readily attaches to a residence or post.

All components are easily installed, including the level control and pump. The level control drops into factory pre-set position, with no adjustments required. The pump then slides easily into position and does not need to be powered up until system start-up.

Homeowner Features

Barnes EcoTRAN Pressure Sewer System is dependable, safe and aesthetically pleasing to homeowners.
The EcoTRAN is equipped with a sealed pressure switch, eliminating costly maintenance frequently required of float systems where grease is present or in areas where mercury ?oat switches are banned or restricted. Additionally, a highly dependable centrifugal grinder pump eliminates wearing components for trouble-free operation.
Equipped with a low profile, non-rusting alarm box
with silence button, the system provides both light and horn notification in the event of pump malfunction.
The EcoTRAN System is also equipped with lockable rock-shaped cover which makes the system safe and completely childproof. This unique cover design also blends well with its surroundings, reducing visual impact, which makes the system both out of sight and out of mind.
The Barnes EcoTRAN System basin cover readily adapts to virtually any landscape design, blending in with the natural environment surrounding it.


Barnes EcoTRAN Pressure Sewer System is easy to maintain. All system maintenance is performed from topside so confined space entry is never required.

The cover is easily removed by unlocking the padlock, twisting the cover to unlock and then lifting off. The level control can be readily removed without handling the pump. The pump-mounted check valve, discharge diaphragm and anti-siphon valve are all easily serviced. A pre-attached two-point lifting harness allows quick and easy removal of the pump with no unbolting required.
To facilitate repair, the pump motor is bolted to frame components, rather than press or shrink-it to the housing. The shut-off valve, connected to the pod, is easily removed from above. The isolation valve is also operated from above with a color-coded actuation cord.
Quick-connect cords were designed to simplify pump and level control connection, allowing for rapid component swapping if needed. All systems are equipped with standard alarm boxes with circuit breakers, eliminating the need to decipher through complicated, customized control panels, or optional boxes with generator receptacles.

Alarm box

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Barnes offers a choice of two different grinder pumps with an EcoTRAN System. Which pump should I choose?
A. The Omni GrindTM (OGV) is rated for low to medium heads, up to 95 feet or 41 PSIG, while the Omni Grind PlusTM (OGP) is designed for higher heads, up to 180 feet or 78 PSIG at 10GPM. The project Engineer or a Barnes Pressure Sewer specialist can advise the expected head based on the system piping design, or you can simply select the OGP for any head up to 180 feet.

Q. Are progressive cavity grinder pumps available with the EcoTRAN System?
A. No. In order to provide the best possible grinder pump life, we have chosen to use grinder pumps with the proven centrifugal vortex design. Progressive cavity pumps continuously wear, and the wear is accelerated under certain operating conditions; centrifugal pumps by their nature are not affected by pressure extremes or high flow rates.

Q. The Barnes EcoTRAN System is fairly compact. What do I do if additional retention capacity is required?
A. Barnes offers an extensive line of engineered pressure sewer systems with available depths up to 20 feet and diameters up to 6 feet. Larger capacity stations are readily available for your specific needs.

Q. Many specifications call for a minimum 24" diameter basin. Why was the riser on the EcoTRAN System selected with an 18" diameter?
A. The size of the external cover (effective diameter) depends primarily on the riser diameter; an 18" diameter was chosen to reduce the visual impact of the cover in
the homeowner’s yard. The specifications calling for a 24" diameter require a worker to enter the basin to perform shutoff valve maintenance. With the removable POD design, all maintenance is performed from topside eliminating the need for confined space entry.

Q. How are children prevented from gaining access to the basin or the alarm box?
A. The EcoTRAN is provided with brass padlocks for both the basin cover and the alarm box.

Q. What happens if solid materials or drain cleaners enter the system from house?
A. The EcoTRAN has been thoroughly tested and qualified to NSF/ANSI 46, a specification that requires successful operation despite the occasional entry of a wide range of challenging materials, including cloth.

Barnes Replacement Core Units

KG Power Systems is replacing Long Island and New York's old pressure sewer systems and replacing them with the best on the market. Crane Pumps and Systems Barnes Replacement Core Units allow operators and service providers to replace competitor's grinder pump models and are replaced with a Barnes centrifugal grinder pump.  The replacmenet pumps are fitted directly into most competitor's stations. 

Why a Barnes Replacement Core Unit for your System? Barnes Replacement Core Unit Benefits:

Reliability you can count on!
• Reduces operational and maintenance costs
• Hydraulic coverage to meet higher discharge head pressure and increased flows to provide proper line scouring velocities
• Reduces or eliminates odor problems
• Increases pump life 
• Reduces solids settling out in basin
• Reduces level control issues

•  Superior hydraulic design coverage versus common 1hp and 2hp grinder pumps
• Multiple assemblies available for a variety of applications
• Individual plug-n-play cords allow for modular component installation and replacement needs
• Rigid piped or flex-hose connections

Crane Pumps & Systems pressure sewer design utlizes a two-stage centrifugal pump to allow reduced pump life cycle costs and a higher degree of reliability. 

Pressure sewer systems that utilize progessing cavity pumps are at risk for potential failure due to continual pump end stator wear. Progessing cavity pumps have limited grit handling capabilities, reduced pump life when system head conditions exceed 150 fit. and limited operation at 180 feet or greater.  A centrifugal pump will provide a service call mean time of 10-12 years, while a progressing cavity pump averages 3-10 years. 

Two-Stage Centrifugal Pump Benefits:
• Provides continuous operation at heads over 180 ft. and greater performance capabilities compared to 1hp progressing cavity pumps. 
• One pump can scour a HDPE 11, 1-1/4" pipe BY ITSELF to a head of 180ft. 
• Two vortex impellers handle solids and provide continuous operation at any point on the curve without overloading the motor. 
• Can run continuously at shutoff without damage.
• No "Closed Valve Protection" required for high wear components as required with progessing cavity pumps.

progressing cavity pump
Progressing Cavity Pump

two-stage centrifugal pumpTwo-Stage Centrifugal Pump

1.25 Fixed Discharge Replacement Core Unit
The Barnes 1.25 Fixed Discharge Core Unit uses the Barnes Omni Grind Plus™ (OGP) pump and provides a drop-in ready package that fits directly into E/ One 200, 2000 and Extreme D-Series. The pump combines the reliability of a centrifugal grinder with high head capability.

1. Stainless discharge pipe fits into existing receiver.
2. Flap-Style check valve easily maintained.
3.  Grinder Pump is cast iron and all hardware provided in corrosion resistant stainless steel. 
4. 2hp centrifugal grinder pump empties basin in half the time with substantially greater life than progessing cavity design. 
5. Level control easily removed for inspection without removing pump. 
6. Quick-connect fitting simplify electrical connection. 
7. ESPS sealed pressure switch controls pump with no exposed electrical components.

1.25 fixed discharge replacement core unit.jpg1.25 Fixed Discharge Replacement Core Unit with OGP Pump

ESPS™ Features:
1. Self-compensating design eliminates the need for external pressure relief tubes or bulky bladders. 
2. Thermal protection with an internally mounted high temperature cut-off switch. 
3. Save time and money! No control panel requiredwith Simplex Automatic Version.

Universal Replacement Core Unit
The Barnes Universal Replacement Core Unit is designed to fit into many universal basin styles with a 1.25" NPT discharge connection. The Barnes Omni Grind Plus two-stage centrifugal pump provides maximum reliability and low life-cycle costs.

1. 1.25" NPT for connection to existing flex hose or head piped connection. 
2. Combination Flap-Style check valve with anti-siphon port.
3. Cast iron pump stand and level control stand provides proper clearance and support for the units eliminating field adjustments.
4. Independent level control and pump allow for easy removal and inspection of either item. 

universal replacement core unitUniversal Replacement Core Unit with OGP Pump

Flanged Horizontal Discharge Replacement Core Unit
Barnes OGV Omni Grind Pump with flanged discharge fits directly into existing ABS brand systems. The flanged volute features a 1/25" discharge with a standard ANSI pipe flange design. The suction also features a pipe flange to fit 3" ANSI flanged pipe. 

Wet End kits are available to convert Standard model OGVF and OGVH grinder pumps. 

crane omni grind pumpOmni Grind Pump with Flanged Discharge

Model  OGP2022CO OGP2022AUE OGVF2022M
Description 1.25" Fixed Discharge Unit Universal Unit - 1.25" NPT Flanged Horizontal 1.25" Discharge Unit
Fits E/One E/One, Hydromatic Upgrades ABS® S-16 and S-18 grinder pumps
HP 2 2 2
Volts / Phase 240/1 240/1 240/1
Amps 16.5 16.5 15.0
Head / Flow (Max) up to 200' / 28 GPM up to 200' / 28 GPM up to 100' / 58GPM

Accessory Options:
Optional factory wired Electrical Quick Disconnect (EQD)
The factory installed EQD option reduces field upgrade time. The connector is identical to the original fitting used on the E/One 2000 or Extreme series stations. 

Fits E/One 2000 Series

Circuit breakers are sold separately for all kits
To allow you the option to select the required breaker design for the installation

Fits E/One Extreme
Fits E/One Extreme

New Grinder Pump and ESPS-100 and -150 level control stands
Painted cast iron with protective feet and stainless steel mounting hardware. The pump stand provides the required pump suction clearance and works with all of the 2hp series grinder pumps. The level control stand locates the ESPS-100 and ESPS-150 height so there is no need for field adjustment. Independent stand allows for ease of installing and servicing for the ESPS level control or pump. 

2hp SGV, OGV and OGP stand2hp SGV, OGV and OGP stand

Optional 120V indoor remote alarm light wall plate

Remote Alarm wall plate allows the homeowner to install a fault warning light indoors. Available in various color options and installs in a standard single gang enclosure. 

remote alarm wall plateRemote alarm wall plate