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Venturi Aerator solves wastewater problem at Margaret River Winery

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  • Flying Fish Cove
  • Margaret River, WA
  • 2020
  • Wine
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • VA 65-170
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Project Background

Hydro Innovations received a call from  Damon Eastaugh of Margaret River Wine Maker Flying Fish Cove, one night, smack bang in the middle of vintage, the most hectic time.  Damon’s wastewater  surface aerator had broken down!! Not the most desirable situation to be in, in the midst of a pandemic, complicating issues of potential repairs or replacement.

Flying Fish Cove was in need of a simple, reliable and efficient replacement system and FAST.

The Options

Damon had heard of bank mounted Aerators, and was excited to hear more about how effective they could be and how much simpler the maintenance would be, so he would not have to experience this annoying and costly  situation again. Damon also wanted to know if the bank mounted aerator could be retrofitted to replace his existing surface aerator easily?


The team at Hydro were able to explain to Damon the benefits of the Venturi Aerator, a bank mounted aerator, and pin point the exact model to fill his requirements. The benefit of the Venturi Aerator over a surface aerator, is that the equipment is mounted on the bank of the lagoon. This makes maintenance and servicing simple and easy, which in turn means the equipment is more likely to be regularly serviced and have a longer life span than aerators which are difficult to access.

The Venturi Aerator does not need any special equipment such as cranes or row boats, or any complicated annual certifications for servicing and maintenance.

The Solution

Not only was Damon happy with the pump and price, but he was also thrilled that Hydro could get the system to him and his problem solved in less than four weeks, including transporting from East Coast to WA.

Damon was very happy with the results his new purchase delivered. Shortly after installation, his BOD had gone down by 1400 ppm from the previous month.

Hydro Innovations keep a wide range of products in stock, which was also instrumental in solving this problem effectively and quickly, even during the 2020 pandemic.

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.

The Venturi Aerator features a classic design for modern applications. Whether you need a complete replacement or simply an enhancement to your existing system, the Venturi Aerator offers an innovative and convenient approach to your aeration needs.

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The EchoStorm water aerator from Gorman-Rupp offers the benefits of safety, reliability and ease of access to water aeration applications.

Because these units are mounted on the bank [instead of floating on the water or being submerged in it], access is much less complicated and safer, while delivering oxygen transfer outcomes.

The EchoStorm water aerator benefits::

  • No cranes or row boats for maintenance
  • Easily accessed
  • Less downtime
  • Reliable and easy to maintain
  • Easily scalable and low cost of ownership
  • Thorough mixing – no dead spots
  • High SOTR (Standard Oxygen Transfer rate)
  • Oxygenated water

These aeration units are used in conjunction with Gorman Rupp self-priming centrifugal pumps to deliver solutions for the following applications:

  • Lagoon and basin water aerator
  • Oxidation ditch aeration
  • Lake destratification and algae control
  • Odour control
  • Sludge digestion
  • Septage treatment

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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. Super T Series pumps now have several variants that either improve solids handling or efficiency.

Advantages include:

  • Self-Priming pump has the ability to mount high and dry above the wet well (not in it)
  • Up to 7.6 metre suction lift
  • Handle spherical solids to 76mm in diameter
  • 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
  • “Eradicator” technology for handling rags, wet wipes, rope etc
  • “Eradicator Plus” technology for extreme-duty stringy materials applications

Super T Series With Eradicator
Super T Series with Eradicator Plus

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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.