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Above Ground Enclosures with Submersible Pumps

Gorman-Rupp 8'x12' above-ground enclosure with submersible pumps
Gorman-Rupp 8′ x 12′ above-ground enclosure with submersible pumps.

The Gorman-Rupp ReliaSource Package Pump Station with submersible pumps and walk-in fiberglass enclosure protects the piping, valves, and controls. The operator is out of the weather and performing routine inspection, service, and maintenance safely.

The complete package of the appealing fiberglass enclosure comes with a built-in floor, along with the discharge header piping, valves, and controls. This enclosure is delivered fully assembled and thoroughly tested at the factory, which cuts down on time and expenses involved in the on-site assembly. Furthermore, the pre-installed discharge header piping, valves, and controls streamline the system setup, saving time and effort.

The fiberglass enclosure is insulated and includes one (1) full-sized access door, two (2) removable service panels, pipe penetrations, lights, a vent fan, and a heater. Other enclosure sizes are available.

The packaged system is manufactured in a controlled environment, allowing for rigorous quality control measures and testing before shipment. This ensures that the product meets the required standards and specifications, resulting in a higher-quality finished product for the owner. This controlled approach also minimizes start-up problems in the field.

Below-ground valve vault
A photo of a below-ground valve vault.

Engineers and operators value this package for the following reasons:

Eliminates the Below-Ground Valve Vault

A traditional submersible pump station has a below-ground valve vault to house the valves and related equipment. However, this package eliminates that need, streamlining the installation process and reducing costs associated with excavation and construction.

ReliaSource Package Pump Station Drawing
A secure enclosure makes for a safe working environment.
Header piping inside an above-ground enclosure.
Header piping inside an above-ground enclosure.

Avoids Confined Spaces

Below-ground valve vaults pose confined space entry challenges. This package eliminates the associated safety concerns and needs for confined space entry protocols, enhancing operator safety.

Provides Easy Access

The package design ensures easy access to discharge valves and the control panel. This accessibility simplifies maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation tasks, reducing downtime and enhancing overall efficiency.

Removes Flooding Concerns

Below-grade valve vaults are susceptible to flooding, particularly in areas prone to water accumulation or heavy rainfall. By eliminating the need for a valve vault, the package removes the concern of flooding, ensuring reliable operation even in challenging environmental conditions.

Ensures Favorable Environment

The package creates an ideal environment for the operator and components such as the control panel, alarm dialer, flow meter, and other equipment. This controlled environment protects the equipment from external elements, ensuring optimal performance and longevity.

These benefits enhance efficiency, safety, and reliability, making it an appealing choice for engineers and operators.

The ReliaSource package pump stations are supplied with Gorman-Rupp SF-Series submersible solids-handling pumps. These pumps are very efficient and include multiple features to help ease maintenance. The S-Series submersible pumps are built to withstand the challenging conditions of handling abrasive or corrosive liquids with solid particles. They are constructed using robust materials like cast iron, stainless steel, or other corrosion-resistant alloys. This ensures their longevity and reliability, reducing the need for frequent replacements or repairs.

All SF-Series pumps use NEMA Premium Efficiency motors and pass a minimum 3-inch spherical solid. The vortex pumps use patent-pending impeller technology.

Station Options

  • Spare submersible pump
  • Spare parts
  • Certified pump testing
  • RVSS or variable speed drives
  • Various level control options
  • Bypass connection
  • Flow meter
  • Wet well grinder
  • Wet well aeration system

Gorman-Rupp packaged pumping stations offer single source responsibility, which means there is only one company to call if there is a service issue. Gorman-Rupp strives to solve problems quickly and eliminate the need to contact multiple vendors to determine which company to call.

By Mike Gillespie, P.E., President at Envirep

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Envirep/TLC is a leading manufacturer’s representative and service provider for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment and pumping systems. We represent manufacturers of quality products, serving Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and part of West Virginia.

The Envirep staff of application engineers and field service technicians have decades of experience in equipment selection, design, operation, and maintenance. We are committed to providing our customers with prompt and professional service. We assist consulting engineers and end-users with technical support, from new plant design and plant upgrades to equipment replacements and service. Our experienced team is here to recommend the right product, part, and service for your application.