Available from Hydro Innovations , Gorman-Rupp self priming centrifugal pumps were recently chosen for the major Glenelg to Adelaide Parklands project for effluent recirculation and balancing at the Glenelg Waste Water Treatment plant. This project will deliver treated effluent from the Glenelg Waste Water Treatment Plant back to the Adelaide Parklands.
The builders on this project were The City Green Alliance, who chose Gorman-Rupp self priming centrifugal pumps after Hydro Innovations pointed out that large savings could be made using self priming pumps instead of submersibles.
Designers on the project, United Water International, along with City Green, were looking to deliver an under budget result whilst leaving a legacy of easily maintainable quality equipment.
Spokesperson at Hydro Innovations, Mr Garry Grant, said that their selection of Gorman-Rupp self priming centrifugal pumps for two of their pump station sites was proof of the long term value the builders were delivering for the city of Adelaide.
Mr Grant also said that the selected pumps were extremely efficient for solids handling self primers, delivering a hydraulic efficiency of 79% across most of the duty ranges being used for the pump stations, minimising energy use.
Heavily used at Sewage Treatment Plants right across the country, the Gorman-Rupp pump range are easily accessed, easy to maintain and offer owners a low life cycle. The latest designs have improved parts consumption (halving major wear parts usage), reduced maintenance times and improved pump monitoring routines and safety.
Mr Grant says that the increased focus on occupational health and safety and the increasing cost of confined spaces compliance has generated plenty of interest in the use of self priming solids handling pumps that can be mounted high and dry above the wet well sumps to greatly reduce risks.
The wide Gorman-Rupp pump range is able to meet a variety of hydraulic applications, with heads to 90m and flows from just a few litres per second (lps) up to over 500 lps.