Calor Gas Industrial Gas Plant - Peterborough

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Hydromarque improves plant reliability with Gorman-Rupp industrial processing pumps

Hydromarque was approached by ERIKS with an on-site issue at Calor Gas involving their effluent pit which was intended to have a dual-pump unit working together as a mainline pump and backup assist pump. However, the effluent pit pump system had been fitted with two problematic and unreliable submersible pumps, thus causing significant problems with the backup of effluent.

Even more of an issue was that the installation led to numerous health and safety issues when it needed maintenance, such as working at height and within confined spaces. The downtime periods caused by effluent backup were costing Calor Gas significantly and a solution was required urgently from Hydromarque.


After an in-depth inspection at the site, it was decided that the Gorman-Rupp Super T Series self-priming pump would prove to be the best solution. Complete with a new control panel to make management easier, the durable material provides superior performance with a design which allows automatic re-priming in a completely open system and extends pump life six-fold.

Additionally, the Super T Series pumps can handle a maximum temperature of 71°C and flow up to 750m³/hr or 3 bar, meaning it can now handle the heavy-duty processing that the plant needs. Its suction lifts up to 7.3m to make travel easier, and its drain and air bleed valves protect against backup.

After installing the new pumps on the site, Calor Gas were extremely pleased with the outcome and improved plant reliability.

Choose Hydromarque For Your Industrial Processing Pump Needs

Hydromarque is one of the UK’s most trusted suppliers of food production, wastewater and industrial processing pump solutions.

We supply an assortment of high-quality Gorman-Rupp pumps that can handle the effluent from washdown/production drainage areas and feed dewater screens as a primary stage of effluent treatment. It’s simple to manage by design, from the removable rotating assembly that can be taken out and switched without disturbing the pipework, to the easy-work cover plate that is removed by simply undoing two handles to access the pump’s internals without a fuss.

For fast UK delivery coupled with expert setup, contact Hydromarque today and solve all your pumping needs in one move.

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