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

SWMS-for pumping and maintenance

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.

Gorman-Rupp above ground self-priming pump station

Our expert team is standing by for any questions you have about how best to configure your pump system.

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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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Safer Above Ground Pumps:

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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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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The Gorman-Rupp PAH Series of prime assist (also known as dry prime or auto prime) centrifugal pumps are capable of delivering high heads and/or high flows for applications from wastewater bypassing to mine dewatering.

Field adjustable running clearances mean this pump can be kept at peak efficiency and left in the field for longer (instead of having a trip back to the workshop for a wear ring change).

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
  • Improved maintenance features to greatly reduce maintenance time and costs
  • 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

Over 88 years

Of Team Experience in Abattoir Pumping.

We bring you the technical knowledge & experience

Hydro Innovations are proud to distribute a broad range of quality, reliable industrial pumps and aerators for Australian Industry.

Gorman-Rupp is the world leader in self-priming centrifugal wastewater pump technology, Ragazzini manufacture quality Italian peristaltic pumps, EDUR are world leaders in DAF pump technology, Venturi Aerators for simple bank mounted aeration, Lampo by Euromacchine for emergency response, and Lamella pumps for abattoir bone and offal.

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.

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.

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