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Macerating sewage pumps ideal for mine site accommodation

Macerating pumping systems are ideal for temporary sewage networks, as are required during the construction of a mine, owing to the system’s flexibility and ability to pump sewage through small bore pipes to a central collection facility, such as a septic tank or municipal sewage line, says the... 

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow

To provide mine and general industry technical staff with the opportunity to view the inside working and dynamics of a slurry pumping system, pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has produced and showcased a fully transparent operational slurry pump loop model. The working model that was... 

Transparent slurry pump loop model to showcase material flow
RICHARD INGLETT AND MOHAMED TRABELSI The transparent operational slurry pump loop model shows the inside working and dynamics of the slurry pumping system

Continuous water demand driving increased interest in PVPA 2015

With the world’s unceasing demand for vital fluids – whether water or oil – the global pump and valve manufacturing industry is showing renewed interest in this year’s Pumps Valves and Pipes Africa (PVPA) Expo, set to take place in Midrand from May 20 to 22. “Pipelines, valves and pumps are the... 

Campaign to build in-depth understanding of mining dewatering

Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology has launched its “OneMine@ a Time” campaign to build an in-depth understanding of the dewatering requirements of the mining industry. “We are striving to comprehend the specific needs of all our individual clients, as we can only hope to... 

Campaign to build  in-depth understanding  of mining dewatering
KNOWLEDGE DRIVE A key aim of the “OneMine@ a Time” campaign is to build an in-depth understanding of the dewatering requirements of the mining industry

African gold mine receives mobile firefighting set

By: Mia Breytenbach Pumps and pump components supplier Grundfos supplied a containerised firefighting set – the first Grundfos set of its kind to be supplied worldwide – to one of West African gold producer Perseus Mining’s gold mines, in Ghana, in October last year. The South African arm of the Denmark-based parent... 

African gold mine receives mobile firefighting set
INDUSTRY FAVOURITES Popular Grundfos products used in the African market include the CR vertical multistage in-line pump range, and the long-coupled (NK) end-suction pumps range

Company adds new ranges to product portfolio

By: Mia Breytenbach Pumping solutions company Letaba Dewatering, a division of industrial group Set Point, recently introduced several new pumps to its product portfolio to enhance its offering for the mining and general industry. Letaba Dewatering showcased the Varisco ST-R self-priming trash pump at the 2014... 

Company adds new ranges to product  portfolio
PRODUCT PROTECTION The Varisco ST-R series feature front rear wear plates, which protect the impeller and the seal housing from wear and reduce overall maintenance costs

Company invests more than €2.4m in EMEA manufacturing capability

By: Mia Breytenbach Power management company Eaton has invested more than €2.4-million, or R42-million, in its manufacturing capability in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to enable the company to meet industry-leading delivery times for its X20 pumps range. Eaton’s X20 pumps are used in wheel loaders,... 

Increased focus on pumps training, new opportunities in 2015 – industry body

By: Mia Breytenbach The Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) will continue to focus on development – particularly upskilling and training – in the pumps industry in Southern Africa, this year. “Training is key within an industry, as it is a way of ensuring sustainability for the future,”... 

Increased focus on pumps training, new opportunities in 2015 – industry body
LORRAINE SMART Mine staff, pumps artisans and engineers should be trained to identify problems in the mining industry in terms of application and installation

Increased turnover, international market share expected

By: Mia Breytenbach South African pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps expects a total increase in turnover of at least 50% this year, states company MD Thys Wehmeyer. “This expectation follows the exceptional business growth of the company in 2014, with turnover growth having exceeded 100%,” he tells Mining Weekly,... 

Increased turnover,  international market  share expected
EXCEEDING GROWTH International sales increased by about 250% in 2013/14, with Hazleton Pumps’ international market expected to grow by another 75% this year

Multimillion-rand return water pump supplied to gold mine

By: Mia Breytenbach Local pumps and pump components manufacturer, servicer and supplier APE Pumps has replaced a return water pump, which has been operating continuously for at least 25 years, at a gold mine in Johannesburg, in Gauteng. APE Pumps, owned by India-based multinational pumps manufacturer WPIL, installed... 

Multimillion-rand return water pump supplied to gold mine
MARKET RE-ENERGISATION APE Pumps expects a reasonable growth rate of about 10% for 2015 with Africa a logical market for expansion

New product ranges to enhance pumps portfolio

By: Mia Breytenbach Division of Scotland-headquartered engineering solutions provider the Weir Group Plc, Weir Minerals is focused on enhancing its portfolio of pumps and materials technologies to assist customers in achieving the best returns from the products in which they are investing. The company will launch... 

New product ranges to  enhance pumps portfolio
NEW ADDITION Weir Minerals has designed an entire range of Warman WBV vertical spindle sump pumps with a unique built-in sump agitation system

Pumps supplier to commission new slurry pumps at Gauteng mine

Slurry pump supplier and pump solution specialist Pump & Abrasion Technologies plans to start commissioning the 23 new Battlemax 8/6FFPP high-pressure, high-head pumps it supplied to a Gauteng-based gold mine, this month. Pump & Abrasion Technologies transported the pumps to the mine for... 

Pumps supplier to  commission new slurry pumps at Gauteng mine
DEWATERING CAPABILITY The Battlemax 8/6FFPP high-pressure, high-head pumps will be integrated with the rest of the dewatering pump system at a Gauteng gold mine

Pumps, valves and pipes expo opens African mining opportunities

As pump and valve manufacturers and suppliers around the world are looking to grow their market share in Africa, particularly in the mining industry, the Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa 2015 (PVPA) expo will showcase the latest products, solutions, projects and opportunities available. PVPA, a... 

Pumps, valves and pipes expo opens African mining opportunities
MINING OPPORTUNITY African mining spawns countless opportunities for ancillary industries, such as pumps, to supply products and services to new mining projects

Split-case pumps range to reduce lead times

By: Mia Breytenbach To further enhance its pumps product portfolio for the mining industry, Johannesburg-based pumps manufacturer Mather+Platt will this year hone its focus to several existing pump ranges, particularly its newly launched range of split-case pumps. The new range, launched at the Electra Mining Africa... 

Split-case pumps range to reduce lead times
PREPARED STOCKHOLDING Positive displacement Viking internal gear pumps can transfer viscous fluids of up to 440 000 kinematic viscosity

Company modifies pumps range to meet miner’s requirements

By: Pimani Baloyi Local pumps manufacturer Cemo Pumps last month delivered the first set of GE812 pumps to gold miner Gold One’s Modder East mine, on Johannesburg’s East Rand, says Cemo Pumps MD Gregory Cohen. The GE812 is a modification of the GE088 designed to meet the miner’s specifications. “The GE088 was the... 

Company modifies pumps range to meet miner’s requirements
GE812 Instead of having several stages of pumps at each level of a mine, the GE812 can manage the full workload of an entire mine

Hans Merensky – the prisoner of war

Ninety years ago, almost to the day, South Africa’s pre-eminent geologist, Dr Hans Merensky, made one of the most important and phenomenal mineral discoveries anywhere in the world when he identified a section of the platinum-group-metal-rich Bushveld Igneous Complex near the town of Lydenburg,... 

Hans Merensky – the  prisoner of war
RMI PRESSURE SYSTEMS The designers at RMI have produced a versatile product that is capable of operating in a multitude of situations

Local pump manufacturers expand

By: Pimani Baloyi Johannesburg-based pump manufacturers APE Pumps and Mather+Platt, owned by India-based multinational pumps manufacturer WPIL, have bought factory space alongside their existing pump factory as part of efforts to expand their portfolio as pumps suppliers. APE Pumps and Mather+Platt sales GM... 

Local pump manufacturers expand
APE MULTISTAGE PUMP The pump boasts pressure-boosting, fire-fighting and water-circulation functionalities suited to the mining industry

Local supplier, exclusive distributor

By: Pimani Baloyi Newly established Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology was named in June as the exclusive Southern Africa distributor for the world’s third-largest submersible pump manufacturer Grindex AB, which is based in Sweden. Integrated Pump Technology GM Klint Bawden tells Mining... 

Local supplier,  exclusive distributor
BRAVO RANGE Bravo pumps can operate over the complete pump curve, not just one specific duty point, which means that it can be used in numerous applications within its range

Manufacturer prioritises quality and service

By: Pimani Baloyi Johannesburg-based heavy-duty slurry pump manufacturer Pump and Abrasion Technologies is developing several new products and materials that will benefit the company’s existing and prospective clients, says sales and marketing director James Pienaar. He tells Mining Weekly that the company is... 

Pumps association chairperson advises on pump longevity

Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) chairperson Mathys Wehmeyer advices the mining industry and other users of submerged pumps to take into account the actual cost incurred when buying these pumps. “When purchasing a submersible pump, like any other capital equipment,... 

Pumps association  chairperson advises  on pump longevity
MATHYS WEHMEYER End-users should consider the total cost of ownership, the total cost of power usage, maintenance, as well as the cost involved in the loss of usage and not just the purchase price of the pump

Pumps company grows product portfolio, focuses on R&D

By: Pimani Baloyi Scotland-headquartered specialist slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals has been focusing on enhancing its growing pump portfolio by ongoing investment in research and development (R&D) with a focus on improving material technologies to increase wear life and offer clients a lower... 

Pumps company grows product portfolio, focuses on R&D
WEIR HEAVY BAY FOUNDRY The facility is strategically located near the deep water port of Coega, thus positioning it to support global heavy bay foundry requirements

Maintenance performed on colliery’s underground pipes

Engineers at Glencore-operated Boschmans colliery, in Mpumalanga, have installed 4", 6" and 8" Victaulic Style SC77 flexible couplings in both the pump systems and the large runs of pipes throughout its plant, says Boschman engineering foreman Danie Botha. The installation-ready couplings... 

Air-powered pump suitable for mines

By: Dylan Slater Local pumps supplier Aquapump’s ARO series of air-operated diaphragm pumps, manufactured by diversified industrial company Ingersoll Rand, are suitable for use in mines owing to the pumps’ lightweight construction and ability to be used in a dusty environment, which is often the case with mines,... 

Air-powered pump suitable for mines
MAGNETIC DRIVE PUMP Innomag magnetically driven pumps are sealless and capable of handling hazardous materials

Corrosion-resistant pumps used to treat acid mine drainage

The current acid mine drainage (AMD) crisis in South Africa, coupled with the impending scarcity of natural resources in the country, and the enforcement of environmental legislation, such as the National Environmental Management Act, is forcing industry stakeholders to take a closer look at the... 

Corrosion-resistant pumps used to treat acid mine drainage
Photo by Duane Daws
PUMPS FOR MINES Verder Pumps has more than 50 years of experience in pumping technology

Portable pumps improved

Recent updates to pumps manufacturer Simplex’s G-series of portable pumps have improved the usability of this range of pumps in harsh environments, reports mining equipment supplier Becker Mining South Africa. 

Portable pumps improved
SIMPLIFYING PORTABLE PUMPING Simplex lightweight power pumps can be used with long extension cords for remote applications

Pump improves workability

The KZN series of US-based pumps manufacturer BJM Pumps’ heavy-duty submersible slurry pumps is designed to pump slurries to within a few inches of the bottom of pits, sumps or other areas that require pumping, owing to the pumps top discharge capability. 

Pump improves workability
AGGRESSIVE APPROACH The agitator puts heavy solids into suspension, pumping the material away with the liquid

Pumps for small mining applications

The XST series of centrifugal pumps, made by China-based pumps manufacturer Leo and distributed in South Africa by pumps supplier Raptech, features a robust design is suited for mining applications that require circulation and the transfer of clean and chemically non-aggressive water or other... 

Pumps for small  mining applications
USER-FRIENDLY The rear-entry feature of the XST pump enables the impeller, the control valve and the motor to be extracted without disconnecting the pump body from the pipe

Restructured association aims for industry development

By: Dylan Slater The South African Pumps Manufacturers Association (Sapma) has launched itself as a restructured association and, as of January, officially changed its name to the Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda). 

Restructured association aims  for industry development
PUMPS INDUSTRY The survival of locally manufactured pumps is greatly influenced by its use of castings manufactured by the local foundry industry

Slurry pump improves reliability

The introduction of new vertical slurry pumps for mining and industrial applications is set to significantly improve the reliability of operations, while also reducing clients’ need to stock spares, reports pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves South Africa. 

Slurry pump  improves  reliability
VERTICAL PUMPING The pumps allow for interchangeability of wet-end components

Slurry pump undergoes special testing

By: Dylan Slater Centurion, South Africa-based pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps proprietary range of Hippo slurry pumps, for which Hazleton is the sole manufacturer and repairer, underwent power-differential testing in May, 2014 at a specialised testing facility, before a shipment of pumps could be delivered to... 

Slurry pump undergoes special testing
TESTING BEFORE SHIPMENT Recent testwork conducted on the Hippo slurry pump, which usually operates at 980 rpm, increased to 1 183 rpm when the power supply was switched to 60 Hz

Updated pump design improves froth-handling capabilities

Owing to design improvements on the Warman AHF series of heavy duty horizontal froth pumps, the product now has enhanced and revitalised froth handling capabilities, reports slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa. 

Updated pump design  improves froth-handling capabilities
IMPROVED FROTH HANDLING A large inlet diameter and unique impeller inducer blade are able to handle heavy froth and high-viscosity dense slurries
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