Chicken Farm installs Gorman-Rupp Wastewater Pumps


Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm

Gorman-Rupp wastewater Pump was the quality solution for poultry production facility

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  • Hazeldene's Chicken Farm
  • Lockwood, VIC
  • 2019
  • Meat Processing
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • V3B60-B
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Project Background

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.


The Options

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 Solution

The V3B60 can be easily and safely maintained by one operator without the need for a 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 a 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.

The Pumps

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 low cost of ownership.

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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.