Published 25-05-2022

Gorman-Rupp pump solves blockage issue at Trafalgar plant with outstanding results


Central Agri Group is one of Australia’s leading fully integrated beef farming, backgrounding, feed lotting and meat processing companies. Established in 1991, it supplies to over 50 export markets and has invested heavily in state-of-the-art meat processing facilities.

Their Trafalgar plant did however, have some issues with their wastewater pump. They were running copies of the Gorman-Rupp self-priming pump on their Green Waste and they were attending the pump daily to fix issues with regard to blockages in the pump. On occasions, these issues would cause the well to overflow and require the need for outside contractors to be called in to help deal with the inflow into the well.

Another processor who is also running genuine Gorman-Rupp pumps recommended they contact Hydro Innovations.

A solution

Hydro Innovations recommended that the existing pump be replaced with a Gorman Rupp T3A71S-B ‘Super T Series’ trash pump fitted with an ‘Eradicator’ solids management system, with hardened internal parts to deal with the grit and stringy materials that flow to the well. The well has a high loading of grass and so the pump was set up to deal with the grass.

Two months later and, as a result of the installation, the plant maintenance supervisor, Josh could not be happier, commenting that  “The Gorman Rupp pump is a great pump, far better than what we had before!” 

He added that he hasn’t had to attend the pump at all compared to the once or twice per day required by the previous pump.

As a result, the savings are quickly adding up and Josh’s increased productivity is enabling him to work on other projects within the plant that he could not attend to previously.

Gorman-Rupp self-priming trash pumps are available in sizes from 2” through to 10”, with flows to 200 litres per second, and pressures to 90 metres. 

According to the Gorman-Rupp, they have been extremely popular in the very difficult wastewater pumping applications in animal process plants across Australia. 



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