Filling a satellite slurry lagoon?

PREES

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Location
SW Wales
We are in the process of building a slurry lagoon (with cover!) which will be located on some outlying land and filled by slurry tankers (& then emptied by umbilical). So my question is - does anyone have any design suggestions as to how we fill it? Ideally we want to have a quick turnaround with the tankers so we don't want to have to physically attach pipes, we would like to pull up alongside, open a valve, drop the slurry, drive away! It will be mainly separated slurry so free flowing. Creative, cheap, safe ideas please
 

puppet

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Livestock Farmer
Location
sw scotland
Here is my starter for 10. We do similar to a tower but time-consuming and have bought a pump and hose to empty underground tanks and save all the tanker work. I presume you have collection tanks or slats at the steading.
Best but expensive is to dig in a pipe and pump it from the steading.
Second is via umbilical if you have enough collection storage that you only do it once a month.
Lastly is a tanker with my proposed design. Reinforced low wall to stop the back wheels and just open the valve from the seat (no splash plate).
Problem may be pouring slurry down the same area of liner for years so may need a reinforced layer.
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Here is my starter for 10. We do similar to a tower but time-consuming and have bought a pump and hose to empty underground tanks and save all the tanker work. I presume you have collection tanks or slats at the steading.
Best but expensive is to dig in a pipe and pump it from the steading.
Second is via umbilical if you have enough collection storage that you only do it once a month.
Lastly is a tanker with my proposed design. Reinforced low wall to stop the back wheels and just open the valve from the seat (no splash plate).
Problem may be pouring slurry down the same area of liner for years so may need a reinforced layer.
View attachment 1011293
That sort of thing but with 6 cube of concrete as a splash/mixing point
 
WE have two outlying 1M gallon slurry stores 500-700m away from the main slurry tower. They both had underground pipes installed when built/dug. The separated liquid was pumped by a variety of pumps over the years . We have had problems with the liquid settling in low spots and drying out and blocking the pipes. We still do pump through this system with an electric motor driven centrifugal pump but by far the quickest way to clear the main tower at the yard is to put the umbilical system on the job as there is a massive difference between the flow in a 3" underground pipe and a 5" umbilical. Starting from scratch I would just save on installation costs and plan to use the umbilical.
 

eulb

Member
We are in the process of building a slurry lagoon (with cover!) which will be located on some outlying land and filled by slurry tankers (& then emptied by umbilical). So my question is - does anyone have any design suggestions as to how we fill it? Ideally we want to have a quick turnaround with the tankers so we don't want to have to physically attach pipes, we would like to pull up alongside, open a valve, drop the slurry, drive away! It will be mainly separated slurry so free flowing. Creative, cheap, safe ideas please
If it’s a covered lagoon your going to need something like a cattle grid feeding in below the cover.
 

eulb

Member
@eulb - yes that was the sort of idea we were thinking of.
Before I removed the cover off my lagoon I had two 315mm pipes sat onto tractor tyres filled with concrete to anchor them for filling and emptying,if you did the same but had a concrete tank feeding into the pipe you could fit a grid onto the tank,you could then use x2 hydraulic gate valves on the tanker to empty faster.
 

eulb

Member
Umbilical every time,not always possible though.

I have thought about running the pipe down the pavement,at night,just short of 2000m but 800m on the pavement of a B road is pushing it a little.
 

Foxcover

Member
Umbilical every time,not always possible though.

I have thought about running the pipe down the pavement,at night,just short of 2000m but 800m on the pavement of a B road is pushing it a little.

Sod’s law someone will crash into it and not only will you get in sh!t, they’ll also get covered in it.
 

yin ewe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim
Here is my starter for 10. We do similar to a tower but time-consuming and have bought a pump and hose to empty underground tanks and save all the tanker work. I presume you have collection tanks or slats at the steading.
Best but expensive is to dig in a pipe and pump it from the steading.
Second is via umbilical if you have enough collection storage that you only do it once a month.
Lastly is a tanker with my proposed design. Reinforced low wall to stop the back wheels and just open the valve from the seat (no splash plate).
Problem may be pouring slurry down the same area of liner for years so may need a reinforced layer.
View attachment 1011293

How far are you pumping it and do you use an ordinary slurry pump? We use tanker to fill above ground store but would be quicker to pump direct. Store is 100m away from the underground tank and I'm not sure our pump will pump that far.
 

vantage

Member
Location
Pembs
We are in the process of building a slurry lagoon (with cover!) which will be located on some outlying land and filled by slurry tankers (& then emptied by umbilical). So my question is - does anyone have any design suggestions as to how we fill it? Ideally we want to have a quick turnaround with the tankers so we don't want to have to physically attach pipes, we would like to pull up alongside, open a valve, drop the slurry, drive away! It will be mainly separated slurry so free flowing. Creative, cheap, safe ideas please
Liner and cover? Who is supplying it?
 

puppet

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
sw scotland
How far are you pumping it and do you use an ordinary slurry pump? We use tanker to fill above ground store but would be quicker to pump direct. Store is 100m away from the underground tank and I'm not sure our pump will pump that far.
Got an umbilical pump for around 200m but have other storage 500m away as well.
 

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