Cloudy
6 °C
Germantown, Maryland
Cloudy

Tue Nov 13 2018
none

OLD GORMAN-RUPP PUMPS STILL PERFORM

24-01-2017
by 
in 

A sand quarry in Wagga Wagga purchased a 2nd hand Gorman-Rupp pump late last year to remove water from their pit after the Murrumbidgee river broke its banks and flooded the area.

They needed to ensure any pump they purchased could handle the heavy-duty contaminants in the water they needed to remove. After deliberation, they settled on purchasing a Gorman-Rupp self priming 10" T10A3S-B pump second-hand from the Penrith Lakes Authority, who had been using the pump for almost 15 years.

The quarry contacted Hydro Innovations to obtain pump performance information, and enquire as to the availability of parts or maintenance.

Without needing to purchase a single new part, the quarry was able to get the pump working and put the pump back to work in November 2016.

The pump has since been pumping 24/7, pumping water over 1.5km to wash plants, and fill storage and settling ponds, before it is eventually returned to the Murrumbidgee river.

No parts have been purchased to date, and the pump continues to pump the water, dirt, rocks and sand 24/7, and will continue to do so until the pit is empty.

For more information on Gorman-Rupp pumps, contact Hydro Innovations. 

 

Hydro Innovations

(02) 9898 1800

http://www.hydroinnovations.com.au/

Related news & editorials

  1. 14.11.2018
    14.11.2018
    by      In
    Igus has developed a filament made from high-performance iglidur J350, a tribo-polymer that is lubrication-free, wear-resistant and maintenance-free, with high heat resistance, dimensional stability at temperatures up to 180°C and a very low coefficient of friction on steel.
    High-temperatures and... Read More
  2. 14.11.2018
    14.11.2018
    by      In
    RS Components has launched a major expansion of its portfolio of pneumatic components with the release of a full range of very competitively priced RS Pro devices.
    RS has offered a wide range of RS Pro tubing and hose products for many years, but the new launch represents a significant pneumatic... Read More
  3. 13.11.2018
    13.11.2018
    by      In
    Available from Treotham, Mosaic is a novel hub capable of managing all the safety functions of a machine or plant. The modular controller is configurable, scalable and can be expanded with minimal wiring.
    The new Mosaic M1S features an improved microcontroller and offers enhanced features compared... Read More
  4. 07.11.2018
    07.11.2018
    by      In
    Balluff has come up with a simple and practical solution for connecting RS232 serial devices directly to IO-Link. The company’s new IO-Link convertor for RS232 devices allows the connection of serial devices such as barcode scanners, printers or RS232 controllers directly to an IO-Link terminal.... Read More