Darling Irrigation was recently contracted to design and construct water
and wastewater infrastructure for the new North Bourke Abattoir. Specialising
in irrigation, domestic water systems, mining hydraulics, stock watering and
more, Darling Irrigation operates in four locations in western NSW (and one in
Launceston), assisting a wide range of customers with quality water systems.
The company sought Gorman-Rupp self priming pumps that combined operational
reliability with easy maintenance and operator safety. There were five
applications for a total of nine pumps from ‘kill floor’ hose down to pond
storage transfer and effluent pumping. Since some of these applications
contained abrasive media in the pumped water, Hydro Innovations offered pumps
with Gorman-Rupp ‘hard iron’ internals to reduce wear rates and considerably
lengthen servicing intervals.
Darling Irrigation chose Gorman-Rupp pumps for their strong
international reputation, reliability and longevity in tough pumping
conditions. Being self-priming pumps, they could be mounted at ground level
allowing operators easy and safe access to the pumps for monitoring and
maintenance without the need for cranes.
Impressed with the pumps’ ease of installation, quick priming and smooth
operation, Darling Irrigation’s Project Manager Phil Chegwidden said he could understand
why many abattoirs have standardised on Gorman-Rupp pumps for their wastewater