Gorman-Rupp fuel pumps overcome vapour locks


Gorman-Rupp self-priming centrifugal fuel handling pumps are ideal for fuel transfer when suction lines are exposed or when tanks are below the pumps, according to Australian distributors, Hydro Innovations.

When suction lines are exposed to the sun, there is a high probability that a vapour lock can occur in the line, rendering the pump useless until re-primed by operators, says Hydro Innovations spokesperson, Garry Grant.

“This is where the air/vapour handling ability of Gorman-Rupp pumps enables pumps to continue pumping where standard centrifugals won’t,” says Grant.

Whenever a Gorman-Rupp 80 Series, 0 Series or Roto Prime pump encounters vapour, the pumps continue to create a vacuum, “pulling” all of the vapour through until fuel is being pumped again.

Gorman-Rupp has several series of purpose-built pumps for fuel handling duties.

They range in size from 25mm (1 inch) through to 200mm (8 inch), with flows to 150L per second and heads in excess of 100m (1000 kPa).

Using self-priming pumps also opens the possibility for designers and operators to save on civil costs.

Tanks can be below the ground without the need to build a purpose built “dry well” with the associated costs of suction isolation valves, ladders and stairs and additional sump pumps.

Contact Hydro Innovations for more information.

Hydro Innovations
Ph: 02 9647 2700

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