Hazeldene’s Rely on Gorman-Rupp Wastewater Pumps

Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm is a world class producer of Free Range and RSPCA accredited poultry, located near Bendigo, in Central Victoria. They have a state of the art poultry production facility, and their products are sold through Coles, Aldi, Woolworths, Harris farms, IGA, butcher shops, charcoal chicken stores and smaller specialty retailers. They employ more than 750 people in the local Bendigo area.

In line with their focus on quality, Hazeldene’s were looking for a quality solution for their wastewater pump needs. They had previously tried several different brands of self-priming wastewater pumps, but none were able to deliver the quality of service Hazeldene’s engineers were looking for. They needed a pump that was capable of handling all the solids that form part of the wastewater stream in a chicken process plant [like feathers, internals, feet etc], and that was also an extremely reliable self-primer.

Hydro Innovations recommended a V3B60-B, which is part of Gorman-Rupp’s range of Ultra V Series self-priming pumps. Adam Hazeldene, Technical Services Manager, was well aware of Gorman-Rupp’s quality reputation and was keen to see one installed in his wastewater system to solve the problems they were experiencing.

The V3B60 can be easily and safely maintained by one operator without the need for lifting apparatus. NO cranes, NO harnesses, NO work over wet wells, NO confined space, NO additional staff. One person and two spanners are all that is required.

The V3B60-B has a 100mm suction and 80mm discharge and is capable of handling a 76mm spherical solid, along with stringy materials. The self priming pump can be placed on a suction lift up to 7.6 metres. It can deliver flow of up to 50 litres per second and can be relied upon to prime and re-prime automatically every time it is asked to pump. For more corrosive environments, the V3B can be supplied with 316 internal components, and for abrasive applications, hardened iron materials can be fitted.

The pump was duly purchased and installed, and Adam has had no regrets about his purchase. Read more about the Ultra V Series self-priming wastewater pumps here.


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