Greater Western Water utilises Gorman-Rupp pumps in a water delivery project

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Greater Western Water

Project to deliver water to irrigation pivots and also to storage tanks on the North Western fringe of Melbourne.

  • Greater Western Water
  • Melbourne
  • 2023
  • Municipal
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Ultra V
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Project Background

Hydro Innovations was engaged by an Engineering Consultant to select pumps for Greater Western Water’s WIN project to deliver water to irrigation pivots and also to storage tanks on the North Western fringe of Melbourne.

Duty points ranging from 30 l/s to 150 l/s at a constant pressure of 68m for the pivots and 58 l/s at 43m up to 115 l/s at 46m for future flows were required from the same pumps.

‘Greater Western Water were impressed by the simplicity of the solution and the great quality of the Gorman Rupp pump..’

Why did Greater Western Water select Gorman-Rupp Pumps for this project

Hydro Innovations offered the Gorman Rupp VS6A60S-B pump with 110kW motors. These pumps are a 2 stage self-priming pump capable of delivering the full flow ranges, either using a single pump or running 2 x pumps in parallel. Although designed by Gorman-Rupp for wastewater handling duties, including raw sewage, the pumps are so efficient and produce high enough pressures for them to be an ideal selection for this application for Greater Western Water.

Greater Western Water were impressed by the simplicity of the solution and the great quality of the Gorman Rupp pump.

Hydro Innovations delivered the pump sets coupled to the motors on galvanized steel bases ready to be bolted to the pipework and connected to power.

The Results

The pumps run quietly and will deliver the flows required by SCADA reliably and without the need for an operator to be present. As they are above ground, they are easily accessed by Maintenance and Operations without the need for lifting equipment, confined space entry or a large crew of people.

Floating suction lines mean the pumps can operate across the changing water levels throughout the year without hassle.

The supplied pump is part of Gorman-Rupp’s “Ultra V Series” range of pumps, which are available in single or two-stage configurations, giving them a pressure range between 10 and 95 metres. They are available in 3 sizes [3”, 4”, and 6”], with flow ranges from 10 litres per second [L/s] through to 100 L/s. Predominantly a wastewater pump, they can also be fitted with Gorman-Rupp’s “eradicator solids management system” to enable the pumps to handle stringy materials such as rags, feathers and wet wipes.

Pumps can operate on suction lifts to 7.6 metres, allowing them to be mounted “high and dry” at ground level, allowing easy and safe access for operators to monitor and maintain them.

More information on these pumps may be obtained from Hydro Innovations at info@HydroInnovations.com.au or call us on 02 9898 1800

The Pumps

Gorman-Rupp pumps are heavily used in the municipal, food process, and any industry who’s companies don’t compromise on safety and reliability. Because they are surface mounted, operators can access them easily for monitoring and maintenance, and because they are cast, machined, assembled and tested in the USA, reliability, performance and parts support is guaranteed.

  • 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
  • New Eradicator Solids Management System

More information on these pumps may be obtained from Hydro Innovations on 02 9898 1800 or info@HydroInnovations.com.au

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The Ultra V Series is Gorman-Rupp’s higher pressure self-priming dewatering pump. 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:

  • Higher pressures
  • 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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The Gorman-Rupp Ultra V Series is the most advanced self-priming centrifugal wastewater and sewage pump range on the market today.

They are high performance, high head, and high-efficiency pumps, designed to deliver a long and low maintenance service life, with a low cost of ownership.

Ultra V Series pumps are now also available with “Eradicator” technology to enable them to handle stringy materials such as rags, wet wipes, feathers and other debris that might otherwise block a pump.

Advantages include:

  • Ability to mount high and dry above the wet well [not in it]
  • Self-priming to 7.6 metres
  • Flows to 110 L/s and pressures upwards of 95 metres
  • Efficiencies up to 20% higher than any other solids handling self-primer
  • Higher pressures (heads) (up to 300%) than any other solids handling self-primer
  • Greatly improved operator safety
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • 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 Ultra V Series solids handling sewage and wastewater pumps 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 Ultra V Series wastewater and sewage pumps have been used 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]
  • Up to 7.6 metre suction lift
  • Handles up to 76mm spherical solids as well as stringy materials
  • 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
  • Flows to 110 L/s and pressures upward of 95 metres

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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.