Self-priming wastewater pump useful for poultry producer

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Hydro Innovations


Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm is a producer of free-range and RSPCA accredited poultry, located near Bendigo in Central Victoria. Hazeldene’s has a state-of-the-art poultry production facility and its products are sold through Coles, Aldi, Woolworths, Harris Farm Markets, IGA, butcher shops, charcoal chicken stores and smaller specialty retailers. The company employs more than 750 people in the local Bendigo area.

In line with its focus on quality, Hazeldene’s was looking for a suitable solution for its wastewater pumping needs. The company had previously tried several different brands of self-priming wastewater pumps, but none were able to deliver the quality of service Hazeldene’s engineers were looking for. They needed a pump that was capable of handling all the solids that form part of the wastewater stream in a chicken process plant (such as feathers, internals, feet, etc) and was also a reliable self-primer.

Hydro Innovations recommended a V3B60-B, which is part of Gorman-Rupp’s range of Ultra V Series self-priming wastewater pumps. Adam Hazeldene, Hazeldene’s Technical Services Manager, was well aware of Gorman-Rupp’s quality reputation and was keen to see one installed in his wastewater system in order to solve the problems his company was experiencing.

The V3B60-B has a 100 mm suction and 80 mm discharge, and is capable of handling a 76 mm spherical solid along with stringy materials. The pump can also be placed on a suction lift up to 7.6 m, can deliver flows to 50 L/s and can be relied on to prime and reprime automatically every time it is asked to pump. For more corrosive environments, the pump can be supplied with 316 internal components; for abrasive applications, hardened iron materials can be fitted.

The pump was duly purchased and installed, and Adam has had no regrets.

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