Gorman-Rupp self-priming wastewater pumps were recently installed for an
NSW fruit juice manufacturer to enhance safety for their operators.
By mounting the Gorman-Rupp self-priming wastewater pumps above the
wastewater pit and not in it, the company was able to eliminate the risk of
their operators ‘working over water’, ‘working at heights’, ‘working with heavy
swinging weights’ or ‘working with cranes’ while monitoring and maintaining
Gorman-Rupp’s most advanced Ultra V Series pump model V3B60-B met the
needs of this application by delivering flows to 35 L/s, passing a 76mm
spherical solid (as big as a cricket ball), and featuring a self-cleaning wear
plate to minimise blockages caused by stringy materials such as rags and wipes.
The Ultra V Series has the most advanced safety and maintenance features
of any pump type for this kind of application, making it a good choice for
asset owners seeking to control operational costs. With this style of pump,
spending on ‘rated’ lifting chains, anchorage devices, descent/rescue
equipment, connectors, body harnesses etc., can be minimised along with costs
associated with crane hire or purchase.
This type of asset can potentially limit safety incidents and positively
influence insurance premiums.
Gorman-Rupp self-priming sewage pumps are
available from Hydro Innovations.