Ragazzini Pump solves sludge pumping issues

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Ragazzini Pump solving sludge pumping issues at local piggery

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  • Blantyre Farms
  • Young, NSW
  • 2020
  • Abattoir
  • Sludge Pumping
  • MS3
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Project Background

Blantyre Farms is a highly productive mixed farming and livestock business situated near Young in New South Wales. They needed a reliable pump to transfer sludge from their covered Methane gas dam.

Mark Schulz, Maintenance Manager at Blantyre Farms contacted Hydro Innovation’s Regional Manager for NSW, Phil Rothheudt, in early 2020 to find a suitable pump for the application. Mr Schulz was happy with the service, “The information supplied by Phil to select the correct pump for our application was great, as was the communication for the actual purchase”.

Mark and the team at Blantyre farms were very pleased with their purchase.

The Solution

The design and engineering team at Hydro Innovations recommended a Ragazzini Peristaltic pump model MS3 to solve the problem. Ragazzini pumps use a roller on bearing design so the casing does not have to be filled and re-filled with expensive lubricating fluid. This means that hose changes are quicker and cleaner and also enables owners to take advantage of Ragazzini’s [fast] leak detection system that alerts owners when a hose needs replacing. Pumps can be used on suction lifts up to 9 metres and can produce pressures to 15 bar.

Mark and the team at Blantyre farms were pleased with their purchase. The installation went well and they have not had any issues.

Ragazzini Pumping Piggery Sludge

The Pumps

Ragazzini Rotho Peristaltic Pumps are at the cutting edge of “Hose Pump” design and have the features to make pumping easier. They consist of an elastomeric tube that is squeezed along its length by rollers that push the fluid contained within. This feature makes the pump easy to clean, maintain and last longer. Ragazzini pumps are very easy to access for monitoring and maintenance making them safer for operators.

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Ragazzini Peristaltic Pump are at the cutting edge of “Hose Pump” design and have the features to make pumping easier. They consist of an elastomeric tube that is squeezed along its length by rollers that push the fluid contained within. This creates a gentle pumping action that doesn’t cause damage to the product.

Further advantages include:

  • Handle a range of applications, including food products, abrasives, chemicals, sludge, and solids
  • High performance including pressures to 15 BAR, reversible flow, and suction lifts
  • Run dry without damage
  • No seals or valves to clog or fail/replace
  • Only one part [the hose] comes in contact with the pumped media.
  • No [expensive] messy fluid lubricant in the casing
  • Easy maintenance including easy hose replacement and easy leak detection
  • CIP with retractable rollers
  • Greater operator safety
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • A variety of hose materials to handle food, pharmaceuticals, 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.