JPS products are engineered systems, custom-designed and precision-manufactured – specific to each application and environment. Installed in the most demanding municipal and industrial processes, many JPS Baffles and other products continue in service more than 20 years later. Industries served by JPS include: Pulp and paper, food processing, chemical manufacturing, oil storage and transport, power generation and more along with many municipal installations.
JPS has pushed the limits of many materials for decades, with one thought in mind – “How can we make a stronger baffle and make it last longer?” Today, JPS Baffles are hand constructed using the strongest nylon scrim available, with rip stops every 4th filament of the material scrim to help prevent tearing. Our anchor system is cast concrete blocks along with a minimum ballast of 5/16-inch galvanized steel chain sewn directly into a special hem in the bottom of each baffle section. Special nylon straps, which maintain a tensile strength between 12,000 lb. and 20,000 lb., are sewn into the sides, tops and bottoms of all sections. All hardware is 304 stainless steel. Definitely ready to take a beating.
All structural components of JPS Baffles are manufactured using nylon materials to maintain a uniform rate of linear expansion which helps to eliminate friction. Stress is evenly absorbed throughout the structure; a claim no other manufacturer can make. This is largely due to the construction techniques utilized when building each baffle section. For example, strength and flexibility is added to seams and hems by sewing them together using silicone-treated nylon thread and reinforcing specific areas as recommended by the hydrodynamic model. It is this careful attention to detail and uniformity that insures JPS Baffle Curtains will have minimal wear and tear and a long life in each application.
For generations JPS has provided complete wastewater treatment solutions. The process to build the ideal solution begins with a custom-fit based on field measurements of the lagoon by qualified JPS field technitians. JPS techs will recommend placement of all components in order to engineer treatment efficiencies, then fabricate and manufacture the baffle curtains to a precise fit.
Developing JPS baffles to fit each individual project requires engineering that is specific to each application. Design conciderations include seasonal or environment change, historical weather conditions and more. The custom-fit of each JPS baffle curtain is based on field measurements, of the lagoon, by qualified JPS field technicians prior to fabrication and installation.