GEA Houle – Pumps
Engineering for a better world
About the Company:
GEA is a worldwide leader in milking, manure, and livestock housing equipment solutions. They are dedicated to saving producers time, labor and money through increased efficiency, management assistance information and leading-edge technology. As an integrated group, GEA strives to meet the needs of all farm sizes and management styles, enabling maximum profitability and opportunities for future growth.
About the Solution:
GEA pumps are used in a wide variety of applications to provide consistent, reliable performance in the transfer of manure and wastewater. With 60 years of experience in the manure and wastewater industry GEA has designed a pump for the needs of today’s operators. Ranging from PTO to vertical electric stem pumps to hydraulic positive displacement pumps GEA has a pump to fit the need.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
NOTE: There are multiple technologies that are used as part of integrated manure management systems and yet are not manure management types on their own. The impact of these technologies on their own would be minimal or very difficult to quantify.
General Support & Other:
- Can be an integral part of many manure management systems
- Most projects have at least some equipment that supports operations of the main technology
- This technology is not evaluated on its own, the NEAT Matrix for this technology is neutral unless utilized with other technologies.
GEA is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of reliable manure pumping equipment, with thousands of installations in the United States. GEA manufactures a variety of pump styles to handle the wide range of manure consistencies experienced on dairy farms and different applications (transfer, pressurized flow, spreader loading, irrigation, etc.). Selection of the proper pump style is based on the consistency of the material to be pumped, if bedding is included with the manure, the vertical and horizontal distance the material will be moved, and the required flow rate. GEA is recognized as a leader in the field of pumping dairy manure and has received the "Newtrient Recognized" designation as a leader in this area of manure management.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY