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. To help, below are considerations for choosing a reliable pump that can handle harsh applications.
- Know your liquid contents. Are you pumping clear liquids or slurry? If a slurry, what types of materials are in it? Is it light or heavy? How abrasive is it? You need a pump that can stand up to your specific slurry challenges without clogging or wearing down.
- Understand if your liquid contains corrosive substances. Corrosion is a real problem when it comes to mining. 316 Stainless Steel pumps withstand acidic and caustic liquids that break down cast iron pumps. This minimizes repair and helps you maintain environmental compliance.
- Determine if you have other special needs. Your liquid or the environment might require additional considerations. These may include explosion proof construction, MSHA approval, or hydraulic capabilities if electric power isn’t available.
- Partner with your pump distributor. It’s inevitable: you will need to replace parts eventually. Project managers need to trust your pump supplier will offer fast, responsive service and support. You also need a distributor who has deep experience and expertise with the mining industry to diagnose your issues.
BJM Pumps and our highly trained distributors have provided innovative pump solutions for more than 35 years. Our team of experts works with you to discuss your unique needs and delivers a customized solution. From general dewatering to severe-duty slurry removal and transport, trust BJM Pumps to solve your most demanding submersible slurry pump challenges.
We’ve created a free guide to help you find the right pump for your mining & aggregate projects. To highlight our solutions, it include real examples of our pumps helping customers deal with the same problems you experience every day. Download the Mining & Aggregate Industry Buyer’s Guide for Submersible Pumps now to find the “pump you need, guaranteed.” For help or questions, contact us or call 860-399-5937.