A large council in South East Queensland were after a sewage By Pass Pump Unit to achieve a range of duties across their Network. They wanted a self priming pump that could operate on suction lifts of up to 6m. They preferred a self priming pump over a prime assisted (or dry or auto prime) pump because they did not want to rely on “add-on” systems to provide the priming function.
The pump selected by council that filled the criteria was a Gorman-Rupp state-of-the-art V6A60-B Ultra V Series self priming wastewater pump. This pump is capable of flows to 120 litres per second and heads to 50 metres.
This pump will handle a 76mm spherical solid and is supplied with a self cleaning wear plate system to enable the pumping of stringy materials such as rags. A large removable cover-plate allows operators to have easy access to pump internals for inspection or removal of debris. The pump is also easy for operators to adjust internal clearances (one person, two spanners, four minutes), check oil levels and to repair.
The Pump is driven by a John Deere Diesel engine model 4045T and mounted in an Acoustically rated enclosure (approximately 71dB(A) at 7 metres) with access doors for pump and engine maintenance.
The council are pleased with their investment and have since ordered more units.