Introducing Gorman-Rupp SFSC Eradicator Plus™  For 3”, 4”, and 6” SF Series® Pumps

Introducing Gorman-Rupp SFSC Eradicator Plus™ For 3”, 4”, and 6” SF Series® Pumps

Gorman-Rupp is pleased to introduce SFSC pump models to the SF Series® product offering. SFSC pumps are equipped with Gorman-Rupp’s Eradicator Plus™ solids reduction technology. This system is designed to cut and shred organic solids before they enter the interior of the pump. These models are the most aggressive in the SF Series product lineup and are designed for applications where non-woven flushable wipes, trash bags, hair, industrial by-products and agricultural wastes are present.

All SFSC pumps are equipped with a rugged, heavy-duty continuous vane impeller for the most aggressive waste-handling applications. The pump out vanes incorporated into the thick back shroud help prevent the buildup of debris behind the impeller. The wear plate incorporated into the SFSC pumps utilizes notches and grooves with an oversized lacerating tooth designed to cut and shred organic solids before they enter the pump. SFSC pumps are available in 3”, 4” and 6” discharge sizes.

Eradicator Plus

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Gorman-Rupp Self-Priming Pump Seminar

Gorman-Rupp Self-Priming Pump Seminar

Tencarva Municipal is proud to host a Gorman Rupp Self-Priming Pump seminar, instructed by Gorman Rupp’s Eric Knudsen. The training for the Aqua VA Group, included centrifugal pump basics, centrifugal pump hydraulics including curves NPSH, and parallel pumping, and troubleshooting techniques as well as pump disassembly and rebuild.

Gorman Rupp Hydraulic Training

Gorman Rupp Hydraulic Training

We are learning about Gorman-Rupp suction lift hydraulic training and submersible pump technology for municipalities in Virginia.

Gorman-Rupp Suction Lift Hydraulic Training

The Gorman-Rupp Company designs, manufacturers & sells pumps and pump systems for use in water, wastewater, construction, industrial, petroleum, original equipment, agriculture, fire protection, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning, military and other liquid handling applications. The company was founded in Ohio in 1933 which remains the corporate office of the company and now does business worldwide.

Product Profile

  • Centrifugal Pumps: Single stage, end suction, frame mounted, up to 6 inch discharge
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Non-clog, single stage, end suction, 12 inch or less discharge
  • Rotary Pumps: Stainless steel
  • Pump Repairs/Retrofits
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Non-clog, single stage, end suction, over 12 inch discharge
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Single stage, single suction, in-line, close coupled
  • Field Service/Installation
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Single stage, end suction, recessed impeller design
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Submersible single stage, end suction, close coupled, wet pit
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Submersible single stage, end suction, close coupled, dry pit
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Other submersible
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Single stage, single suction, self-priming for clear liquids
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Single stage, single suction, self-priming non-clog design
  • Rotary Pumps: Cast & ductile iron
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Single and two stage, end suction, close coupled
Variable Frequency Drive Upgrade for Gorman-Rupp Pumps

Variable Frequency Drive Upgrade for Gorman-Rupp Pumps

Effective immediately, due to supply chain challenges, Gorman-Rupp Pumps (Engineered Systems) is temporarily substituting Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 753 Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) with the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 Variable Frequency Drives (VFD). At this time, there is no additional cost for the substitution. We will continue to monitor availability, and will provide notification when availability returns for the A/B PowerFlex 753.

Please reference the Product Information Bulletin for a technical comparison between the two drives. The PIB is available for download via DNet.

Please contact any member of the Gorman-Rupp Pumps Sales Team for additional information and support.

Gorman-Rupp Pumps for the Oil and Gas Industry

Gorman-Rupp Pumps for the Oil and Gas Industry

An overview of Gorman-Rupp’s offerings for oil and gas applications. A complete line of pumps specifically designed for pumping clean, non-abrasive petroleum products.


Gorman-Rupp manufactures a full line of pumps specifically designed for pumping clean, non-abrasive petroleum products in critical applications at bulk plants, tank farms, barges, tank cars and fuel trucks. Gasoline, biodiesel, ethanol, aircraft fuels, petrochemicals, fuel oil, and hundreds of other petroleum-based products can be handled safely and efficiently with Gorman-Rupp pumps.


Priming-Assisted Pumps

Gorman-Rupp priming assisted pumps are specifically designed for handling a variety of clean petroleum products. Their design incorporates a variable capacity vane pump which quickly and automatically evacuates air and vapor.

Self-Priming Centrifugal Pumps

Gorman-Rupp self-priming centrifugal pumps are easy to install and easy to service. Because they’re self-priming, they can be mounted high and dry at floor level, with only the suction line in the liquid. If service or maintenance is required, it can be completed quickly and easily. There are no long drive shafts to install and align. And, there is never a need for service personnel to enter the sump. Pumps are available as basic units for connection to your power source or may be close-coupled or engine driven.

Standard Centrifugal Pumps

Gorman-Rupp offers a variety of high volume, high pressure centrifugal pumps. They have few moving parts, so maintenance and service are minimal. Gorman-Rupp centrifugal pumps are engineered for maximum operating performance and minimal energy consumption. These pumps are used in hundreds of applications where petroleum based products must be handled safely and efficiently.

Rotary Gear Pumps

Gorman-Rupp positive displacement rotary gear pumps are versatile enough to handle a wide variety of pumping applications, liquids, viscosities and temperatures. They are available in a variety of drive arrangements, including close-coupled, flex-coupled, gear reducer and v-belt drive.

OTS Pumps

Gorman-Rupp OTS pumps are a complete line of self-priming, standard centrifugal, diaphragm, submersible and rotary gear models. Drive options include engine-driven, electric motor-driven or submersible configurations. The OTS pumps program provides a pumping solution when you need it. Offering over one hundred pump models, these products can be purchased anytime, anywhere. From high pressure to medium head, solids-handling to clear fluids, Gorman-Rupp has the right pump for the job.



Increased Pressure Removes “Pressure” for Regional Sewer Authority

Increased Pressure Removes “Pressure” for Regional Sewer Authority

Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority builds its future around new pump technology that minimizes footprint and improves performance


WCRSA maintains 300 miles of major sewer trunk lines and conducts operations through nine major wastewater treatment facilities located on three river basins; the Enoree, Reedy and Saluda rivers. For more than eight decades, WCRSA has been committed to protecting the public health and providing the necessary infrastructure to support economic growth in the state, despite the tightening of state and federal environmental regulations. Celebrating 80 years of environmental stewardship, WCRSA’s goals are to be a world-class organization and to have zero violations all while being dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in its service area by providing high quality wastewater treatment services.


But due to a population surge over the last 15-20 years – and to the age of one of the area’s oldest pump stations, WCRSA was challenged with the task of rebuilding the Tubbs Mountain Road #1 pump station. Originally installed in the 1960s, this particular pump station was operating at its maximum duty cycle and exhibiting telltale signs of aging. However, just prior to launching an overhaul for the pump station, WCRSA completed its participation in the EPA’s CMOM Program, whereby the Tubbs Mountain Road #1 site was identified as one of WCRSA’s top five repeat SSO (Sewer System Overflow) sites. As a result, WCRSA made a commitment to correct the problems associated with this SSO site within a two-year period – while maintaining operation of the site during the construction and rebuilding process, so as to minimize the community’s discomfort. “This process is very difficult – and can be very expensive,” attests Tony Walton, Collection System Manager for Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority.“The one thing that makes this project specifically difficult is space,” shares Trent Bowles, Pump Station Supervisor with the Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority. “We’re in a developed area, so we have a very small footprint that we have to work within. Currently, the site is very compact, but the redesign is putting even tighter restrictions on space. It’s a challenge.”

Rebuilding Around State-of-the-Art

Rogers & Callcott, the planning firm charged with addressing the WCRSA challenge, originally drafted the new pump station design to incorporate two 7’ x 10’ Gorman-Rupp pump stations working within a larger footprint. However, as a new and smaller footprint was mandated, creativity was required to uncover new solutions.According to Rogers & Callcott, the Tubbs Mountain Road #1 pump station is also capacity limited by the facilities that receive its discharge. Therefore, the decision was made to reroute the force main to a remote destination, approximately two miles away – whereby WCRSA could discharge into a large gravity trunk sewer that would have no pumping facilities on it, rather than building a force main to its original discharge point. “The day that decision was made was a big day in western South Carolina. This new pump station, with the new design, has removed a load from a regional pump station – and that is an additional benefit to the sewer authority, shares Steve Bowen, a consultant with Rogers & Callcott.Proceeding with the plan, the team determined the yield and the delivery conditions that would be needed to achieve their desired result. Because of the area served by the pumps, the station took into account a yield of 800 gallons per minute to achieve a total dynamic head of 160’. A conventional, single pump was incapable of delivering this type of volume and pressure. The plan was drafted to incorporate two Super T Series® pumps, operating in a series, one right behind the other, in order to obtain the required head.However, midstream, Rogers & Callcott became aware of new pumping technology that could further maximize the new station’s efficiency and performance overall – up to 30% more capacity in fact than what the team was previously hoping to experience. “Regarding efficiency, by using the new Gorman-Rupp Ultra V Series® with UltraMate® pump technology, we’re now able to use a lot more of the horsepower for future capacity too – versus the previous design, which was really at the top of the 40 HP curve,” adds Barry Harms, P.E., of the Tencarva Machinery Company, the manufacturer’s representative that serves WCRSA. “That also cuts down on our size requirements for the onsite generator.”Being able to reduce the required footprint for WCRSA, while also freeing up space to allow for equipment to be better positioned for safer, more comfortable routine maintenance in the future – to clean the wet wells and things of that nature – was also key in the decision making process.


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