Sand/ Sludge/ Slurry
In the mining and aggregate industry, you face many complex challenges. From fluctuating demand to stricter regulations, you’re likely feeling more pressure to be more efficient than ever. One aspect that can have a big effect on your bottom line is using the right submersible slurry pump.
If you’ve experienced pump issues on past projects, then you know the impact it had on the project. Clogs, motor failures, and premature wearing are some of the problems that cause costly project downtime. The maintenance costs of pulling the pumps for repair and replacement quickly add up.Submersible Slurry Pump Selection Considerations
Mining and aggregate environments are especially tough on most pumps. Selecting the right submersible slurry pump is more important than ever to minimize your costs.
Let’s admit it – submersible pumps typically aren’t needed in sparkling, pristine environments. They’re meant to go down into dark, wet sumps, sewers, mines and muddy excavations. For the most part, correctly-selected and sized pumps do a terrific job pumping fluid. But not all fluids and operating environments are equal. Some are harsh and present hazards that require specific pumps to handle them.
What is a “harsh environment?” This refers to applications in which the liquid you are trying to pump contains materials that are especially damaging to a regular pump and/or the environment as a whole. Pumps not designed to handle harsh environments will likely lead to increased repair costs for your pump, as well as downtime that halts production. The good news is that there are pumps available that are built to handle these difficult applications.
The mining industry fluctuates by the prices of the items you’re mining. As you know, that means that opportunities come up fast. If you’ve ever experienced a jump in price for gold or copper, you know how important it is to act quickly. Being able to react requires durable, reliable pumps to remove ground water from your mine or quarry. As mines are further developed, you need higher heads to keep the site dry and allow for further development. Not all high head submersible pumps are the same. These are the three main considerations to finding the right high head pump.