Another AJ Bush Bromelton upgrade for better and safer aeration


AJ Bush Bromelton

Upgrade by AJ Bush Bromelton makes aeration safer

  • AJ Bush & Sons
  • Bromelton, QLD
  • 2022
  • Rendering Plant
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Gorman-Rupp Echo-Storm Aerator
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Project Background

AJ Bush and Sons operate the largest capacity rendering facility within Australia, and are located within the State Development area of Bromelton, Queensland. Meat by-products are processed through six different rendering process lines, and the company is the recipient of a Climate Alliance award for site emissions reduction.

The Issue

Not a company for resting on their laurels, when their treatment lagoon was not responding to the installed surface aerators, Plant Engineering Manager, Mr Byron Boyers, contacted Hydro Innovations for advice.

Solution – Gorman-Rupp Echo-Storm Aerator

Hydro Innovations recommended using two of their Gorman-Rupp Echo-Storm venturi aerators. These are bank mounted aerators that use self-priming pumps to ‘drive’ them. The required pump to drive these units was a Gorman-Rupp self-priming T10 [Super T Series] pump. This was perfect for Boyers, as he was able to repurpose a pump that the plant already had within its asset list, as it was already a Gorman-Rupp pump user.

The Benefits of using the Echo-Storm Aerator

Mr Boyers said that one of their first thoughts when selecting equipment is ease of access, and this was the beauty of the Echo-Storm venturi aeration system. He also said that due to unimpeded access, installation was a “breeze”.

The Results

Byron and his team are extremely happy with the outcome of the project. “The visual colour of the water and surrounding odour has significantly improved within a week after installation”.

Gorman-Rupp’s Echo-Storm venturi aerators are available in four sizes [50mm, 75mm, 100mm and 150mm] and are proving very popular with companies and organisations wanting to improve safety and reduce maintenance costs associated with running their aeration systems.

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Gorman-Rupp is the world leader in self-priming centrifugal wastewater pump technology, and invests heavily in R&D, and in training for their international representatives – like Hydro Innovations.

This puts us in an excellent position to make the very best recommendations for our Australian customers.

Our other suppliers, Ragazzini of Italy and EDUR of Germany, are also world leaders in their respective technologies (Peristaltic Pumps – Ragazzini, and Specialist centrifugal pumps – EDUR).

We carry a very large inventory of pumps and spare parts for all of these brands, to help us to deliver industry-leading service.