Top 10 Tips to Extend the life of your Gorman-Rupp self-priming pump

If you’re looking for tips on how to extend the life of your Gorman-Rupp pump, you’ve come to the right place.

With a Gorman-Rupp pump, you get a quality product built to last. Indeed, the most reliable self-priming pumps on the market. This is why Gorman-Rupp is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of reliable self-priming pumps for a variety of applications.

Even the best pumps require basic attention and maintenance to ensure they provide an exceptionally long service life and unmatched performance.

We have compiled a list of Top 10 Tips to extend the life of your Gorman-Rupp self-priming pump….

  1. Make sure you have the most up-to-date manual for your pump. Talk to Hydro Innovations to obtain one.
  2. Change the oil in the seal cavity and the bearing cavity annually. Make sure to use the correct oil. Check with Hydro Innovations if unsure.
  3. Periodically perform shutoff head test to check pump internal conditions. Adjust impeller-to-wear plate clearances if needed.
  4. Adjust belt tension bi-annually or annually as needed.
  5. Lubricate pump air release valves regularly.
  6. Keep discharge check valves unclogged and operating properly.
  7. Ensure your electric motor is greased as per the operator manual.
  8. Only use genuine Gorman-Rupp replacement parts for proper fit and longevity. Hydro Innovations stocks all spare parts.
  9. Perform preventive maintenance. It will dramatically increase the life of your pumps, reduce downtime and increase reliability.
  10. Book in for Training at our cutting edge training facility.

Contact us to discuss the best Self Priming Pump for you. Visit our website Contact Us section or call us on 02 9898 1800

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Gorman-Rupp Pump Maintenance Videos:

Watch instructional videos here showing how simple the maintenance activities are for Gorman-Rupp surface mounted self-priming pumps:

INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY

BACK COVER AND WEAR PLATE REMOVAL

SUCTION CHECK VALVE REMOVAL

ROTATING ASSEMBLY REMOVAL

CARTRIDGE SEAL REMOVAL

SHAFT AND BEARING REMOVAL

CARTRIDGE SEAL INSTALLATION

IMPELLER INSTALLATION AND ADJUSTMENT

ROTATING ASSEMBLY INSTALLATION

BACK COVER INSTALLATION

PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE MAINTENANCE

SETTING PACE CLEARANCE

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Self-Priming Centrifugal Pumps:

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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

The Gorman-Rupp Super T Series 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 Super T Series wastewater and sewage pumps have been used for pumping of WAS and RAS and for digester recirculation 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]
  • 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

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 for pumping of WAS and RAS and for digester recirculation 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]
  • 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

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The Gorman-Rupp 80 Series range of self priming centrifugal grey water are heavy duty 24/7, quick priming “work horses” for industry. With multi-vane impellers and a “straight-in” suction design, the 80 Series pumps deliver high efficiencies and quick positive self priming.

Advantages include:

  • Ability to mount high and dry above the wet well [not in it]
  • Capital cost savings over wet well/ dry well constructions
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Greatly reduced OH&S issues
  • Easy access for monitoring or service

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The Gorman-Rupp Super U Series self priming dewatering and grey water pumps combines the best features of quality trash pumps in Australia with increased fuel efficiency and higher heads to pump through smaller and/or longer discharge piping systems or overcome the losses in filter systems.

These centrifugal pumps have been designed for economical, heavy duty (24/7) trouble-free operation.

Advantages include:

  • Ability to mount high and dry above the water (not in it)(to 7.6m)
  • 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
  • Any engine brand required by the customer
  • Choice of skid or trailer mounted configuration

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The Gorman-Rupp 10 Series grey water pump range of self priming centrifugal pumps and effluent pumps have been delivering excellent service to industry since 1946. With large inspection cover to access pump internals for service or blockage removal and a very thick vaned solids handling impeller, 10 Series pumps are the choice for many an abattoir, concrete batch plant or chemical plant.

Advantages include:

  • Ability to mount high and dry above the wet well [not in it]
  • Capital cost savings over wet well/ dry well constructions
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Greatly reduced OH&S issues
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • Improved maintenance features to greatly reduce maintenance time and costs
  • A variety of materials of construction to handle abrasive and/or corrosive fluids

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Trailer mounted multi-purpose machines designed to speed up and simplify the deployment of emergency response equipment for municipalities, emergency services and contractors.

Advantages include:

  • Enables deployment of multiple pieces of equipment, using only one vehicle.
  • Diesel-driven power generator complete with variable frequency drive [VFD] powers a lighting tower and a rugged and reliable Gorman-Rupp pump.
  • The cleverly designed unit can light up a work area while operators set up the self-priming pump or operate numerous electric tools from the power generator.
  • The VFD allows for soft starting electrical equipment, including the pump, and can vary the speeds of these machines to suit the duty at hand. While all this is happening, the compressor can be driving air nibblers, air-operated nail guns, wrenches or tyre inflators.
  • The Lampo units also come standard with an air compressor, discharge hose reel, suction hoses and a robust mounted toolbox.

The central components of the Lampo – the generator, VFD and lighting system are manufactured by quality equipment manufacturer, Euromacchine in Italy. They are housed in an acoustically rated enclosure constructed from powder-coated galvanised steel plates.

The Lampo multipurpose units are then mounted on an Australian heavy-duty built hot-dip galvanised double axle trailer and fitted with a self-priming Gorman-Rupp trash pump.

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We are leaders in Self Priming Centrifugal Wastewater Pump Technology. Hydro Innovations is the exclusive distributor of Gorman-Rupp pumps for all the municipal and industrial markets in Australia. Gorman-Rupp is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-priming sewage pumps and wastewater pumping equipment and has been for more than 75 years.

Holding a very large inventory of pumps and spare parts allows us to deliver industry-leading service. With over 88 years combined experience in applying, selecting and troubleshooting pumps, we are also in a good position to help design the best and most cost-effective fluid transfer systems for our customers.

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