A Gorman-Rupp sewage pump was recently bought by a New South Wales
council to provide mobile standby pumping capability for their many pump
The Gorman-Rupp 4″ PAH4A60C-B auto-prime pump on a trailer was supplied
with a Yanmar diesel engine and installed into an acoustically rated enclosure.
Access doors on the enclosure allow personnel to service the unit, while a
battery trickle charger enables the battery to be charged when the unit is in close
proximity to mains power.
The council selected the sewage pump for its versatile performance
envelope that allows it to support numerous sewage pump stations. Key
advantages of the Gorman-Rupp pumps include ability to deliver flows from 30
L/s through to 120 L/s, and heads to 85 metres; ability to pass a 76mm
spherical solid; and use of a compressor/venturi priming system.
Gorman-Rupp PAH series pumps can operate on suction lifts to 7.6 metres,
while other models in the range can deliver flows to 900 L/s and heads to 160
Unlike most auto-prime pumps, this unit allows internal clearances to be
adjusted externally, eliminating the need to replace wear rings in the event of