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Dewatering / Oil Detection Systems

by Zoeller Pump Co.


Prevent the aggravation and unnecessary expense from damage caused by oil and water leakage. These Oil Smart® Systems trigger an alarm and use different color lights so you know why the alarm has sounded. We also offer high water alarms and many other pumps and related products.

Oil Smart® Pump System
Includes: Pump, Switch and Alarm

The Oil Smart® system works by setting off an alarm when any oil or a high water level is detected. It uses lights and audio alarms to specify if it was water and/or oil that caused the alarm to go off. This is important because an undetected oil leak can lead to equipment failure and damage to the environment. High water levels can lead to water damage and equipment damages as well. The Oil Smart® system benefits the customer by alerting them early on, so they can fix the problem before any real damages occur. This pump is great for elevator sumps, transformer vaults and manufacturing facilities.

Main Features For These Oil Smart® Pump Systems:
Zoeller 57
Model 57 shown
This submersible dewatering pump system features:
  • Pump, switch, and alarm included
  • Pump is durable cast iron construction with powder coated epoxy finish and all stainless steel fittings - parts are resistant to corrosion
    - Cast iron housing is durable and greatly reduces noise
  • 1-1/2" NPT discharge
  • Automatic reset thermal overload protected
  • Maximum fluid temperature: 130°F
  • View performance curve
Model 57-0002 features:Models 152-0002 & 153-0002 feature:

Submersible Dewatering Pump with Oil Smart® Switch Assembly & Alarm System

Model Description Amps HP Shut-off Price & Quantity
57-0002 Cast Iron Vortex Impeller - Passes 1/2" Solids 9.7 3/10 19.25' $1,915.18
152-0002 Thermoplastic Vortex Impeller - Passes 3/4" Solids 8.5 2/5 38' $1,983.31
153-0002 Thermoplastic Vortex Impeller - Passes 3/4" Solids 10.5 1/2 44' $2,083.87

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Please note: Check valves are recommended for use with these pump systems.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "How does the Oil Smart system use the 20' piggyback electrical supply cord?"
A. The Oil Smart system has a sensor that turns on the pump when the water level reaches a certain point. The Oil Smart sensor sends a signal through the piggyback cord to turn on power to the pump. This is how the Oil Smart sensor turns on the pump. If the Oil Smart sensor doesn't detect any water at the turn on point, then the pump doesn't get any power and it stays off.

Q. "What do dry contacts do for the system and what kind of connection do they have?"
A.The dry contacts have screw down terminals. When the alarm goes off power is turned on in the 2 screw down terminals. You can connect the dry contacts to an alarm near your desk or some other convenient place. That way, you won't have to physically go to the Oil Smart system every time you want to check and see if the alarm went off.

Q. "Do I adjust the on and off points together or individually?"
A. The on and off points have to be adjusted together. The "on point" is 6" above the "off point" at all times. So, if the "on point" is at 24 inches then the "off point" will have to be at 18 inches.

Q. "Does the red light turn on at the same time as the yellow or white light?"
A. Yes, whenever there is a problem the red light is on. Depending on the type of problem either the yellow or white light will be on as well.

Q. "What is a vortex impeller and what does it do?"
A. A vortex impeller handles debris better than other impellers. It's used to help prevent clogging in your pump. Below is an example of a vortex impeller.
vortex impeller

Q. "What is a NEMA 3R enclosure?"
A. This type of enclosure is made for outdoor use and protects the enclosed equipment from rain.

Q. "What does the automatic reset thermal overload protection do?"
A. If the pump gets too hot the thermal overload protection will turn it off until the pump cools down (to prevent damage to the motor). The pump turns back on after it has cooled down enough. This backup protection feature is useful if some debris causes the pump to overheat.

Q. "What does it mean by 'dewatering'?"
A. The pumps are called dewatering pumps because they are made to remove water and pump it somewhere else.

Q. "Are there any advantages of iron vortex impellers vs thermoplastic vortex impellers?"
A. For the most part they function just the same. However, if your pump will be dealing with rocky debris the iron pump is less likely to crack.

Q. "Why is it called a submersible pump?"
A. These pumps are designed to be placed directly in the water and draw the water up from the bottom of the pump. We offer a huge selection of submersible pumps.

Q. "What else should I know about this pump?"
A. Make sure to follow all of the manufacturer's instructions and directions by performing the proper maintenance and inspections to ensure that you are fully protected from flooding and oil leaks; this is ever-so-important with (man-made) safety devices as they will eventually fail. A little vigilance in the form of proper maintenance and inspections can go a long way toward extending the life of your pump system.


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