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Maintenance performed on colliery’s underground pipes

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IMPROVING PERFORMANCE
Engineers at Glencore-operated Boschmans colliery, in Mpumalanga, have installed 4 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...
20th June 2014
 
 
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Air-powered pump suitable for mines

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MAGNETIC DRIVE PUMP
Innomag magnetically driven pumps are sealless and capable of handling hazardous materials
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...
13th June 2014
 
 
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Corrosion-resistant pumps used to treat acid mine drainage

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PUMPS FOR MINES
Verder Pumps has more than 50 years of experience in pumping technology
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...
13th June 2014
 
 
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Portable pumps improved

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SIMPLIFYING PORTABLE PUMPING
Simplex lightweight power pumps can be used with long extension cords for remote applications
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.
13th June 2014
 
 
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Pump improves workability

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AGGRESSIVE APPROACH
The agitator puts heavy solids into suspension, pumping the material away with the liquid
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...
13th June 2014
 
 
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Pumps for small mining applications

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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
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...
13th June 2014
 
 
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Restructured association aims for industry development

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PUMPS INDUSTRY
The survival of locally manufactured pumps is greatly influenced by its use of castings manufactured by the local foundry industry
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).
13th June 2014
 
 
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Slurry pump improves reliability

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VERTICAL PUMPING
The pumps allow for interchangeability of wet-end components
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...
13th June 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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