Product Spotlight - Wastewater: Trash pump line gets upgraded solids-reduction technology

Product Spotlight - Wastewater: Trash pump line gets upgraded solids-reduction technology

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Today’s wastewater contains objects such as trash bags, wipes, mop heads, hair, industrial byproducts and agricultural wastes that can do a number on pumps that aren’t equipped for them. To combat them, Gorman-Rupp is offering Eradicator Plus solids reduction technology for 3-, 4- and 6-inch Super T Series self-priming centrifugal trash pumps. The Eradicator Plus product was specially designed for the most extreme-duty applications in the municipal, industrial and agricultural markets.

“It is specifically designed for installations where nuisance clogging is affecting uptime and maintenance costs,” says Jeff Hannan, product manager – centrifugal pumps for Gorman-Rupp. “For those extreme-duty applications where municipal waste, wipes, industrial byproducts, agricultural wastes, and other organic solids are present, Eradicator Plus cuts and tears the solids, allowing them to pass through the pump.”

Eradicator Plus is ideal when cutting and tearing of organic solids entering the pump is required. Based on the same principles of Gorman-Rupp’s Eradicator Solids Management System, Eradicator Plus models are the most aggressive in the Super T Series product lineup. The technology features an easily removable lightweight inspection cover, a back cover plate incorporating an obstruction free flow path, a heavy-duty hard iron continuous vane impeller with a thick back shroud to prevent debris buildup, an extra-thick hard iron wearplate with notches, grooves and oversized lacerating tooth to cut and shred organic solids, and an upgraded stainless steel, load-bearing shaft.

“The Eradicator Plus went through countless hours of lab testing on a variety of debris including nonflushable wipes, pieces of rope, trash bags, mop head chunks, plastic bottles, rubber gloves and rags,” says Hannan. “It was field tested on raw sewage applications in the municipal market, the portable restroom industry, and animal waste at multiple sites including poultry and livestock processing. It provides an economical option for not only providing solids handling solutions, but the added benefit of solids reduction.”

For Super T Series pump installations, complete units are available in cast iron construction. In addition, Eradicator Plus upgrade kits are available for Super T Series pumps currently installed in the field. Based on existing product model number, kits will include all components needed to make an easy onsite conversion.

“Feedback from the field has been outstanding, whether customers are installing brand new pumps or simply upgrading existing Super T Series pumps,” says Hannan. 419-755-1011;


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