Safer, above ground pumping

Oberon council reduces workers required for pump maintenance

Is your wastewater pump and the WHS procedures required for routine maintenance and troubleshooting giving you a headache? Feel like the crane operator is on your phone’s favourites list? Wish there was a better way? We all know the story too well. Pumps always break down at the most inconvenient time, during football or when you are at a family BBQ. The call-out comes– here we go again huh??? Whether it be a blockage, broken parts, or routine maintenance, the complicated and costly procedure slows down productivity and has high risks associated with the process.

Once the wet well covers are open, the myriad of WHS high risk issues mount up. How do we eliminate the risks of personal injury and even death:

• falling into the wet well

• drowning

• confined spaces

• cranes and safety issues associated

If you use a submersible pump, the SWMS process can include but is not limited to:

• Safety Harness equipment and fitting

• Working at heights (skills and certifications)

• Working Over water (skills and certifications)

• Tripod to connect safety harness

• Working with heavy swinging weights if you need to hook a chain to submersible pump.

• Crane booked, delivered, operator, skills and certifications

• Hook the submersible pump to the crane.

• Dogman and Watchperson to supervise use of crane.

• If we have to go down inside wet well to remove a pump stuck on from guide rail or discharge bend, there is the need to lower someone down on a winch

• Confined Spaces (skills and certifications)

• Lowering staff requires breathing apparatus – equipment booked, delivered, skills and certifications.

• On a yearly basis need to ensure all rated equipment is re-certified. Some equipment needs to be replaced even if not used if its shelf life has expired

• Start off with pump down in well – 3 people required for service and maintenance. On surface all risks eliminated and only one person required. Almost all of these tasks are in the Higher Risk (centre and red area) of the Hierarchy of Controls shown below. If pumps are located on the surface, all these risks are eliminated and only one person required.

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Many of these risks are eliminated with above ground self-priming pumps. The main difference is that the wet well covers do not need to be opened. Above ground pumps pull the water up, only the suction lines are underground. The use of self-priming Gorman-Rupp pumps eliminates all safety risks associated with cranes and wet wells. By eliminating the risks instead of having to manage them by increased participation and supervision, the chances of a mishap decrease along with the costs of maintaining systems associated with these risks. When these risks are eliminated, many ancillary costs and systems can be reduced or eliminated. The likes of rated lifting chains and the need to regularly inspect and replace them, height safety gear and the need for inspecting and replacing these and the need for training and keeping registers for all this equipment is all greatly reduced when the risk is eliminated.

Above ground self priming pumps are much safer to operate, service and maintain, as most risky WHS risks are eliminated.

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Reduced energy consumption with innovative DAF Pump for Waste Water Management

Cedars Meats were impressed with the simplicity of the dissolved air flotation system and promptly arranged the purchase of an EDUR DAF pump. They have been pleased with the positive results, which include:

  • A higher rate of solids removed
  • less power used for the job (reducing power costs)
  • less complicated controls
  • low maintenance future ahead for the system

 

Mr Yogesh Mistry
Chief Engineer at Cedar Meats

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Gorman-Rupp 10 Series pumps are suitable for a range of solids handling duties, including wastewater, effluent and blood at animal process plants to re-use water at concrete batch plants. They have been delivering excellent service to industry since 1946, with their large removable cover-plate and thick vaned impellers being popular with operators. They are also available in materials of construction [SS316 or CD4MCuN], making them suitable for brine or chemical pumping applications.

10 Series Pump Advantages:

  • 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 effluent and grey water pumps combine the best features of quality trash pumps in Australia with increased 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)
  • Self-prime to 7 metres
  • Low cost of ownership
  • High efficiencies [to 70%] for lower energy costs
  • 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 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. Super T Series pumps now have several variants that either improve solids handling or efficiency.

Advantages include:

  • Self-Priming pump has the ability to mount high and dry above the wet well (not in it)
  • Up to 7.6 metre suction lift
  • Handle spherical solids to 76mm in diameter
  • 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
  • “Eradicator” technology for handling rags, wet wipes, rope etc
  • “Eradicator Plus” technology for extreme-duty stringy materials applications

Super T Series With Eradicator
Super T Series with Eradicator Plus

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The Gorman-Rupp Super T Series pump 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]
  • Self-priming to 7.6 metres
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Greatly reduced OH&S issues
  • No cranes or hoists for access
  • Easy access for monitoring or service
  • Advanced safety features to protect operators [such as the lightweight inspection cover-plate]
  • 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 fluid.
  • Sizes 2” to 10”, with flows to 200 L/s and heads to 40 metres.

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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

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.

EDUR DAF and mulitphase pumps

Hydro Innovations is proud to be the sole distributor of EDUR pumps in Australia.

EDUR is a leading German pump manufacturing company, specialising in high-quality industrial centrifugal pumps. EDUR produces pumps for industries such as the food process industry and the municipal industry. Their pumps are customised to suit a range of applications including hot and cold water pumping, wastewater, LPG pumping, dissolved air flotation and refrigerant pumping.

Our Team is available to answer your pump query within the hour

Hydro’s experts are standing by to help you get the best pump, aerators and genuine spare parts for your specific project.

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Hydro Innovations is proud to distribute a broad range of quality, reliable and industry-leading industrial pumps and aerators.

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.

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