Water Journal : Water Journal July 2011
new products & services 108 JULY 2011 water water business CAIRNS REGIONAL COUNCIL IMPROVES REDUNDANCY OF ITS WASTEWATER SYSTEM WITH HYDRO INNOVATIONS One of the constant challenges of maintaining wastewater systems in cyclone-prone areas is ensuring that your equipment is always operational in the face of adverse conditions so that public health and environmental disasters are averted. As part of this requirement, Grahame Dunstan, Co-ordinator for Wastewater Services for Cairns Regional Council (CRC), explored the options for emergency pumping during power outages at the White Rock #1 pump station. The solution had to help ensure that CRC's wastewater services in the greater Cairns area remained operational and effective during tropical storms and in emergency situations. The council currently has numerous emergency generators to help maintain wastewater services in the event of loss of mains power; however these generators are not always 100% reliable. Grahame undertook some research, comparing pumps, associated costs and their benefits before deciding that an emergency stand-by pump was a viable alternative to installing another generator and would help improve redundancy of the system. He chose to partner with Hydro Innovations, Gorman-Rupp's authorised distributor in Australia. To meet CRC's requirements, Hydro Innovations installed a self-priming, centrifugal, diesel pump with auto-start. Called a Gorman-Rupp V6-SCP, the above-ground pump has a suction line that goes down into the wet well and a float switch that activates the auto-start. The unit only runs when required and remains silent at all other times. The V6 provides superior solids handling and increased pressure capabilities. As with other Gorman- Rupp sewage pumps, the V6 is fitted as standard, with a unique and patented self- cleaning wear plate system that enables the pump to handle stringy materials and rags that would block other pumps. Enclosed in a sound-attenuated metal canopy, the V6 emits low noise levels. Lockable doors prevent unauthorised personnel from tampering with the pump, fuel, engine or controls and fuel capacity allows for a minimum 24 hours of continuous operation. Since having the stand-by pump installed in early 2010, Grahame and his team have seen the V6 perform under emergency conditions. "During Cyclone Yasi, we had to make use of the pump and it performed outstandingly. It kicked in straight away and did what it was meant to effectively," said Grahame. For more information please visit: www.hydroinnovations.com.au or phone (02) 9647 2700. Client Says 4 off 55kW aspirators ftted with additional blowers. By-Jas is proud to sell on behalf of one of Australia's premier Meat Works located in metropolitan Brisbane. Client paid well in excess of $100,000, available immediately after 12 months in service for $10,000 each washed and delivered to your store Free. Manuals are also available. Client needs to sell as treatment process has changed. Ideal for concrete tank aeration. Contact details email@example.com or 0418 177 178 SELL Installation of the V6-SCP stand-by pump at the White Rock #1 pump station in Cairns.
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