“Gorman-Rupp, one of the best things we’ve done”

One Harvest

Gorman-Rupp Pump solves choking at Vegetable processing plant

OneHarvest love their Gorman-Rupp pump
  • One Harvest
  • Bairnsdale, VIC
  • 2018
  • Food Processing
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • T2A60-B
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Project Background

Regional vegetable processing plant, OneHarvest, was having trouble with a sump and submersible pump arrangement on their wastewater. The pump was a constant and costly drain on maintenance hours and production disruption as it would block regularly with the vegetable matter in the wastewater. The time and costs involved in removing the chokes and replacing the submersible equipment was an issue that needed to be resolved.

“Gorman-Rupp, one of the best things we’ve done!”

vegetable processing plant

The Solution

OneHarvest’s Maintenance Supervisor, Mr Matt Leach, contacted Hydro Innovations Regional Manager for Victoria, Graeme Spence to discuss potential solutions. Graeme and the Hydro team share over 80 years of pump experience and knowledge, and were able to work with Matt to devise an innovative system.

By re-using the majority of their existing civil works – wet wells and inlet valves, but replacing the problematic submersible pump with a rugged and reliable above ground self-priming pump, the chokes would occur less often and it would be far simpler to monitor and maintain.  A Gorman Rupp T series pump, motor and base were selected to replace the existing unreliable submersible pump. The current 2” discharge line could easily be retained, and a new 2” T series pump was selected. Because the Gorman Rupp pumps are so easy to check and adjust clearances, the pumps operate better, and for longer than submersible pumps, resulting in fewer chokes and blockages.

The Results

Placing the pump and motor at the surface and using the excellent self-priming Gorman Rupp T Series pump, no blockages have occurred since its installation. The pump has performed so well, the plant is instigating a policy to replace their other submersible pumps with Gorman Rupp self-priming pumps. Feedback from the plant was “We couldn’t be happier with this pump and it’s become the standard that we will use going forward” and “One of the best things we have done”.

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 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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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.