At the recent OzWater 2009 exhibition in Melbourne, a two-man team from United Water International took out the Hydro Innovations challenge to service a Gorman-Rupp pump in the fastest time.
The winners Christopher Hewitson and Darren Emes from Adelaide completed the task in a blistering 1min 41sec.
The competition was part of Hydro Innovations’ OzWater promotions, conducted to illustrate how quick and easy it is to service a Gorman-Rupp Super T Series or Ultra V Series pump.
Competitors were asked to replace the wear plate, flap valve and rotating assembly of the demo pump.
There were 20 attempts on the challenge during the three-day exhibition.
Garry Grant, a spokesperson for Hydro Innovations, said that the time taken to give the pump a “complete overhaul” was a reflection of how easy a Gorman-Rupp wastewater pump is to service.
The pump used was a demonstrator made of aluminium for ease of transport, making it easier to work on than “live” cast iron pumps on an industrial wastewater application.
“But if non-tradespeople like Chris and Darren can service the pump this fast, skilled maintenance personnel would find working on “live” versions much easier than other styles of pumps,” said Grant.
Gorman-Rupp pumps are ideal for food process plants, sewage treatment plants and other plants that are “hard” on wastewater pumps over many years.
Because of their robust construction and ease of maintenance they have fewer OHS issues and virtually no confined space issues.
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