Gorman-Rupp’s Eradicator Plus™ Prevents Pump CloggingMike Gillespie
Unclogging wastewater pumps is a “dirty job” and probably the job operators hate the most. The time and costs involved in continually unclogging a clogged pump can be very frustrating for operators. Plus, pump clogging can be even more expensive when it causes overflows or affects critical processes within the treatment plant.
What has made the problem worse is the proliferation of wipes being flushed into the sewer system.
Pumping wastewater and sludge from wastewater treatment plants is a difficult task. The presence of foreign materials such as rags, wet wipes, feminine products, and other debris is a difficult challenge for any pump.
Using the right pump in the right application is the key to reducing clogging issues. There are many different styles of pumps and impellers for pumping wastewater. Solids handling pumps must be designed to handle debris in the waste stream.
Selecting a pump that will not clog or at least clog infrequently involves many factors such as:
- Liquid being pumped and the quantity and type of solids
- Pump size
- Velocity of the fluid through the pump
- Solids passing capability of the pump
- Impeller type
- Impeller speed
- Cutters and grinders within the pump
Besides the pumps, other items can be installed upstream of the pumps to reduce clogging including basket strainers, mechanical bar screens, grinders, and macerators.
Gorman-Rupp’s Super T-Series® Pumps equipped with the new Eradicator Plus™ is a will go a long way to alleviate clogging issues.
Gorman-Rupp’s Eradicator Plus™ solids reduction technology for 3”, 4”, and 6” Super T-Series® self-priming centrifugal sewage pumps are designed for the most extreme-duty applications for pumping municipal wastewater.
Eradicator Plus™ features include:
- Easily removable lightweight inspection cover
- Back cover plate with an obstruction-free flow path
- Heavy-duty hardened continuous vane impeller with back shroud designed to prevent debris build-up
- Extra-thick hardened wear plate with aggressive notches, grooves, and a lacerating tooth to cut and shred solids
- Large diameter heavy-duty stainless steel shaft
Eradicator Plus™ upgrade kits are available for Super T-Series® pumps currently installed in the field. Based on the existing product model number, kits will include all components needed to make an easy onsite conversion.
Gorman-Rupp is the industry leader and innovator in high-quality pump design. At Envirep, we will help you choose the best Gorman-Rupp equipment for your needs. Our goal is to provide you with easy to operate, low-maintenance pump parts to ensure your pumps are efficient and reliable.
Envirep is an authorized distributor of Gorman-Rupp pump products, and we carry a huge inventory of spare parts, so our customers receive the best service possible.
Our team at Envirep/TLC is well versed in all fields of water and wastewater pumping systems. can help you select the right parts and equipment based on your requirements. Talk to one of our pump engineering experts today at 717-761-7884 or email email@example.com.
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by Mike Gillespie, President of Envirep
Envirep/TLC is the exclusive manufacturer’s representative for Gorman-Rupp municipal water and wastewater pumps and pumping systems in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Gorman-Rupp manufactures high-performance, high-quality pumps and pumping systems for the municipal, water, wastewater, sewage, industrial, construction, petroleum, fire, and OEM markets. The extensive line of pump products includes self-priming centrifugal pumps, standard centrifugal pumps, submersible pumps, solids passing pumps, portable engine driven pumps, and priming assisted pumps. In addition, Gorman-Rupp manufactures a complete line of state-of-the-art packaged sewage lift stations and potable water booster stations that include pumps, motors, controls, piping, accessories, and enclosures.
Gorman-Rupp is the industry leader and innovator in high-quality pump design. At Envirep/TLC, we will help you choose the best Gorman-Rupp® pump parts for your needs. Our goal is to provide you with easy to operate, low-maintenance pump parts to ensure you are as cost-effective as possible.
Envirep/TLC is an authorized distributor of Gorman-Rupp pump products, and we carry a huge inventory of spare parts, so our customers receive the best service possible.
When repairing a Gorman-Rupp pump, it is always best to use genuine Gorman-Rupp parts. Gorman-Rupp builds its parts to exact tolerances and exact material specifications. Not having the right part can reduce the service life and affect the life of the pump and the efficiency of the pump. Only genuine Gorman-Rupp parts can guarantee that your part will fit perfectly, and deliver reliable service for many years.