Sludge Demands a Tough Pump

Gorman Rupp Super T Series 49
Gorman Rupp Super T Series Pump

Wastewater sludge demands a tough pump. It is thick, viscous, and often contains solids that can cause clogs and wear to the pump. Gorman-Rupp pumps are designed to handle these challenges and are made of abrasion-resistant materials that can withstand sludge’s abrasive and corrosive nature.

A Virginia wastewater treatment plant installed Gorman Rupp 10-Series pumps in 1996. They performed exceptionally well; however, the customer recently upgraded the 10-Series pumps to the latest Gorman Rupp Technology – Super T-Series pumps, fitted with hardened wear parts. The Super T-Series pump is a centrifugal pump specifically designed and built to handle the challenges of pumping sludge. Click below to download a brochure on Gorman Rupp Super T-Series pumps.

Issues with aging sludge pumps:

  • Your maintenance personnel are spending an excessive amount of time and money repairing the existing sludge pumps
  • Your pumps are clogging frequently
  • Your equipment is unreliable and you are at risk of downtime or overflows
  • You are paying high costs for replacement parts
  • Replacement parts are no longer available or your delivery times are excessive

Things to consider when selecting a replacement sludge pump:

  • Ability to Pump Thick Sludge
  • Materials of Construction and Abrasion Resistance
  • Ease of Maintenance and Service
  • Availability of Spare Parts
  • Initial Cost and Cost of Spare Parts
  • Ability to Pump Solids without Clogging
  • Easy to Unclog
  • Manufacturer’s Support

List of applications for Gorman-Rupp sludge pumps:

Gorman-Rupp T-Series Pump for Waste Activated Sludge at a Maryland WWTP.
Gorman-Rupp T-Series Pump for Waste Activated Sludge at a Maryland WWTP.
  • Primary Sludge Pumps
  • Waste Activated Sludge Pumps
  • Return Sludge Pumps
  • Grit Pumps
  • Centrifuge Feed Pumps
  • Belt Press Feed Pumps
  • Sludge Feed Pumps
  • Thickened Sludge Pumps
  • Digester Recirculation Pumps
  • Digester Feed Pumps
  • Truck Loading Pumps
  • Sludge Transfer Pumps
  • Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Pumps
  • Filter Backwash Pumps

Gorman-Rupp pumps excel in all of the above applications.

Wastewater sludge demands a tough pump built to handle the unique properties of wastewater sludge. Sludge can be effectively and efficiently transported for treatment and disposal with suitable pump material, design, and maintenance.

Contact Envirep

Envirep/TLC serves the municipal and industrial water and wastewater market in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Contact Envirep at 717-761-7884 or

By Dwight Swan, Sales Engineer at Envirep/TLC

Gorman-Rupp Pumps, Parts, Service
Gorman-Rupp Pumps, Parts, Service