A NSW fruit juice manufacturer has recently taken delivery of a pair of Gorman-Rupp self priming wastewater pumps.

The company saw the value of mounting pumps above the wastewater pit and not in it. This way, their operators need not be put at risk of:

  • Working over water
  • Working at heights
  • Working with heavy swinging weights
  • Working with cranes while monitoring and maintaining their asset.

The duty called for Gorman-Rupp’s most advanced Ultra V Series pump model V3B60-B. This self priming pump delivers flows to 35 L/s, can pass a 76mm spherical solid [as big as a cricket ball], and is fitted with a self cleaning wear plate to minimize blockages by stringy materials such as rags and wipes.

The Ultra V Series self priming pump has the most advanced safety and maintenance features of any pump type for this kind of application. This makes them a good choice for asset owners wanting to keep control of operational costs. With this style of wastewater pump, spending on “rated” lifting chains, anchorage devices, descent/rescue equipment, connectors, body harnesses etc can be kept to a minimum, along with costs associated with crane hire or purchase.

This type of asset has the potential of limiting safety incidents and potentially [positively] effecting insurance premiums.