Daydream Island Installs Gorman-Rupp Self-Priming Pump For Seawater

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Daydream Island Installs Gorman-Rupp Self-Priming Pump For Seawater

  • Daydream Island
  • QLD
  • 2016
  • Travel
  • Water Treatment
  • Super T
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Project Background

A seawater pump was needed at Daydream Island to pump filtered seawater to the Living Reef on the North Side of the Daydream Island Resort.

‘the sewage pump assembly was able to be mounted high above the seawater, with only a simple concrete slab needed to mount the pumps, keeping the installation simple’.

The Problem

They needed a flow rate of 180m3/hour, and wanted this delivered by both pumps in a dual pump arrangement.
To do this with submersible pumps would have required the construction of a “wet well” with lifting apparatus, and to do it with standard centrifugal pumps would have meant the construction of a dry well.

Self priming pumps were considered, because they could be installed relatively inexpensively when compared with the other options. Because of the tropical temperature seawater to be pumped, the materials of construction of the pump needed to be corrosion resistant.

self priming pumping seawater at daydream island

The Solution

Gorman-Rupp self priming centrifugal pumps were offered in CD4MCu construction. CD4MCu is a duplex stainless steel that is more corrosion resistant than 316 “marine grade” stainless steel, and is quite a bit harder, making it suitable for pumping sand if it gets into the system.

Being self priming, and more importantly, a “guaranteed” re-priming pump, the pump assembly was able to be mounted high above the seawater, with only a simple concrete slab needed to mount the pumps, keeping the installation simple.

The Results

A 100mm pump was used for the application, but pumps are available in sizes from 50mm to 250mm and in materials of construction to suit a wide range of applications. The pump will pass a large solid [to 75mm diameter], and has a large inspection cover-plate for operators to gain access to the pump internals for maintenance.

More information on sewage pumps in Australia can be obtained by contacting Hydro Innovations on 02 9898 1800 or by email on info@hydroinnovations.com.au

The Pumps

The Gorman-Rupp Super T Series self priming centrifugal wastewater/sewage pump has been the world benchmark for this technology since 1963 (over 50 years!). They have been designed for economical, trouble-free operation, with superior solids handling capability and a large inspection cover to access pump internals for service or blockage removal.

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The Gorman-Rupp Super T Series self-priming dewatering pump has been the world benchmark for this technology since 1963 (>55 years). These engine driven pumps are direct coupled to diesel engines through flexible flywheel couplings to ensure perfect alignment between pump and engine. These are mounted onto our “engitank” platform. This platform includes an extra heavy duty fuel tank base with a 450 litre capacity, lifting points on 4 corners, fork lift pockets, and a central lifting frame. A sheet-metal roof is provided to help protect the engine from the elements.

Advantages include:

  • Simple priming system. Just fill casing with water.
  • No complicated “add-on” priming systems.
  • Pump solid particles up to 76mm dia
  • Pump stringy materials [rags, bags and wipes] with Eradicator technology
  • Greatly reduced OH&S issues
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • Advanced safety features to protect operators
  • Improved maintenance features to greatly reduce maintenance time and costs, with externally adjustable clearances.
  • A variety of materials of construction to handle abrasive and/or corrosive fluids
  • Any engine brand required by the customer.
  • Choice of skid or trailer mounted configuration

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Super T Series pumps now have several variants that either improve solids handling or efficiency.The Gorman-Rupp Super T Series self-priming centrifugal wastewater/sewage pump has been the world benchmark for this technology since 1963 (>50 years). They have been designed for economical, trouble-free operation, with superior solids handling capability and a large inspection cover to access pump internals for service or blockage removal.

Advantages include:

  • Self-Priming pump has the ability to mount high and dry above the wet well (not in it)
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Greatly reduced OH&S issues – no more working over water/heights/cranes/heavy swinging weights
  • Surface-mounted pumps with easy access for monitoring or service
  • Advanced safety features including pressure relief valve to protect operators
  • Improved maintenance features to greatly reduce maintenance time and costs, with removable rotating assembly
  • A variety of materials of construction to handle abrasive and/or corrosive fluids

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The Gorman-Rupp Super T Series pump with Eradicator™ Solids Management System are a series of self-priming centrifugal pumps designed specifically for handling municipal and industrial wastewater containing stringy, difficult-to-pump, solids in suspension (such as wet wipes, rags and feathers).

They have been designed for economical, trouble-free operation, with design features that deliver superior solids handling capability and a large inspection cover to access pump internals for service or blockage removal. Gorman-Rupp Super T Series wastewater and sewage pumps have been used for pumping of WAS and RAS and for digester recirculation with great success in wastewater treatment plants around the country, as well as food process plants, paper mills and other heavy industries. The Eradicator™ system advances the solids handling capabilities of this range.

Advantages include:

  • Ability to mount high and dry above the wet well [not in it]
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Greatly reduced OH&S issues
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • Advanced safety features to protect operators
  • Improved maintenance features to greatly reduce maintenance time and costs, with removable rotating assembly
  • A variety of materials of construction to handle abrasive and/or corrosive fluids

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Hydro Innovations is proud to distribute a broad range of quality, reliable and industry-leading industrial pumps and aerators.

We are also delighted to share that Hydro Innovations is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Gorman-Rupp Pumps.

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.