priming assisted pumps are the perfect solution for sewage bypass
operations, construction site dewatering and other applications
where intermittent flow can be a problem. These units feature
a patented positive priming system that virtually eliminates leaks,
reducing environmental concerns and giving the unique capability
to operate under flooded-suction staging conditions.
Prime Aire® Pumps feature Gorman-Rupp's patented
priming system. The system uses a venturi and compressor, eliminating
the leaks associated with traditional vacuum-assisted pumps. An
oversized, oil-lubricated mechanical seal allows the pump to run
dry continuously without damage. For positive, reliable priming
time after time, Gorman-Rupp Prime Aire pumps are the ones you
can count on. Size: 4" (100 mm), 6" (150 mm), 10"
(250 mm), 12" (300 mm); Max Capacity: 6,200 GPM (391 lps);
Max Head: 420' (128 m); Max Solids: 3.25" (83 mm); Max Temperature:
160º F (71 C); Materials of Construction: Cast Iron, Ductile
Iron; Motor - Power: 215 HP
Dry Run Capability: A dry run capability
is designed into the Prime Aire® system. An oversized,
oil-lubricated mechanical seal allows the pump to run dry
continuously without damage. For positive, reliable priming
time after time, Gorman-Rupp Prime Aire pumps are the ones
you can count on.
Dual-Suction Side Capability: Model PA6C
features a removeable cover plate and adjustable/replaceable
Compressor-Over-Pump: Several popular Prime Aire® models
are available in a "Compressor-Over-Pump" arrangement.
This innovative configuration offers a compact, flexible design
while allowing ease of operation and servicing when needed.
Abrasive Handling Seal: Prime Aire®
pumps are equipped with oversived, mechanical, oil-lubricated,
double-floating, self-aligning seals with silicon carbide
rotating and stationary faces that are designed to take the
wear and tear of pumping solids, slurries and other abrasives.
Standard Auto-Start Controls: Auto-Start
control starts and stops the pump in response to a liquid
level. The pump only starts when there is water to pump and
turns itself off when the water reaches the desired level.
There is never any need to waste fuel and add to costly engine
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