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Pumps News

ISO 9001 success for pumps company

31st January 2020 UK-based pump manufacturer Atlantic Pumps is celebrating after achieving ISO 9001 accreditation. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised quality management system standard that is issued to companies that can demonstrate a continual ability to provide strong levels of service and products that... 

Mechanical seal solution saves water at mine

By: Cameron Mackay     31st January 2020 Pump solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) contributed to a Limpopo-based platinum mine’s water-saving initiative towards the end of 2019 by replacing the existing pump gland packing with AESSEAL single cartridge seals.   The replacement project resulted from the mine’s... 

Mechanical seal solution saves water at mine
SEAL OF APPROVAL MRS can provide affordable seal conversion kits to upgrade seals or change the OEM equipment seal environment to improve seal life

Global pumps manufacturer brings training and expertise to SA

By: Cameron Mackay     31st January 2020 Pump manufacturer and independent maintenance specialist Sulzer is investing in its South African operations to ensure that it is well positioned to cover the needs of the mining sector locally and in Southern Africa. “Sulzer is continually investing in its personnel and facilities to enhance its... 

Global pumps manufacturer brings training and expertise to SA
HANDS-ON TRAINING Training can involve using a cut-away model to help explain the function of the internal components and how they interact

Local company expands service offering as pumps service centre

31st January 2020 Mpumalanga-based mechanical engineering contractor Brimis Engineering has been accredited as a service centre for pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves in South Africa. The company received a certificate from KSB after a thorough inspection. The audit comprised a review of internal processes,... 

Local company expands service offering as pumps service centre
ANDILE NQANDELA Our capabilities as an end-to-end supply, fitment and maintenance organisation mean that we are ideally placed to be part of KSB SA’s service offering

Slurry pump’s enhanced wear resistance reduces TCO

31st January 2020 Pumping fluids with high solids concentrations is far more complicated than pumping water. To avoid sedimentation in the system, the correct pump size with appropriately dimensioned hoses and pipes must be selected, notes local Grindex pump distributor Integrated Pump Technology. Adding to the... 

Slurry pump’s enhanced wear resistance  reduces TCO
FOR TOUGH CONDITIONS The Grindex Bravo submersible slurry pump is proving its worth in slurry pumping applications, as the hydraulic components are made from Hard Iron

Pumps supplier aims to grow footprint of ‘technical excellence’

By: Cameron Mackay     31st January 2020 Industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa is focused on expanding its footprint in Africa by growing its network of local facilities and distributor partners. “With a history of over 18 years on the continent, we have a proud tradition of technical excellence and being committed to... 

Engine specialist introduces low-emission engines for pumps

By: Mamaili Mamaila     17th January 2020 Amid a bleak global economic outlook, mining companies are exploring means of tightening their budgets. 

Engine specialist introduces low-emission engines for pumps
FIT-FOR-MARKET Cummins supplies fit-for-market solutions that are suited to the harsh operating conditions in Africa, with an aftermarket service spanning most African countries

Mobile emulsion pumps technology goes global

By: Darren Parker     1st November 2019 South African explosives company BME is taking its MP2 mobile mechanised emulsion pump technology for underground blasting applications to international markets. BME product manager Neil Alberts tells Engineering News that demonstrations of the MP2 emulsion pump technology are being planned for... 

Mobile emulsion pumps technology goes global
EXPLOSIVE PUMPING The MP2 emulsion pumping system is ideal for large-scale mechanised underground operations

‘Resurgent’ sector crucial to growth

By: Cameron Mackay     25th October 2019 Pumps manufacturer and supplier Australian Pumps Industries has a prominent presence in the Australian mining industry, particularly with 6-inch pumps in diversified miner Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt operations, in Perth, Australia, as well as large trash pumps operating in gold and copper mines in... 

‘Resurgent’ sector crucial to growth
HYDROSTATIC RANGE Aussie Mine Boss hydrostatic testers are vital for verifying the integrity of water, as well as gas and oil pipelines

First glimpse into Mining Indaba 2020 programme 

By: Martin Creamer     26th September 2019 The twenty-sixth Investing in African Mining Indaba – scheduled to take place in Cape Town from February 3 to 6 next year – will offer delegates new insight into issues facing Africa’s resources sector. “We’re building on the success of the 2019 Mining Indaba in terms of the high level of... 

First glimpse into Mining Indaba 2020 programme
Investing in African Mining Indaba.

Local demand for gravel pumps declining

By: Mamaili Mamaila     13th September 2019 The demand for gravel pumps in South Africa has been on a steady decline over the past twenty years, says mining equipment manufacturer PCF Engineering managing partner Jan Feldtmann. “At times, it takes up to a week to secure an order, whereas sometimes it can be anything from a month to a year... 

Local demand for gravel pumps declining
LOOKING AHEAD PCF Engineering sees a positive future for pumps used in mining in Africa, especially in artisanal mining

Marked increase in company’s pump refurbishment orders

By: Mamaili Mamaila     13th September 2019 Pumps supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has witnessed a marked increase in refurbishment orders for its pumps division in the first quarter of 2019 – as opposed to new installations – compared with the same period last year. “The company has invested significantly in the improvement of... 

Marked increase in company’s pump refurbishment orders
OPTIMAL SYSTEMS The future of pump technology may be in optimal system integration rather than the pump itself

Pump couplings supply completed

By: Mamaili Mamaila     13th September 2019 Since being appointed the South African distributor for coupling manufacturer Straub’s couplings range, pumps supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has completed several mining projects that included the supply and installation of these couplings. “The removal of a suction pipe for pump... 

Pump couplings supply completed
STRAUB COUPLIGS The Straub Grip and Open Flex reduces pipe assembly to just fifteen minutes

Supplier supports pumps through the life cycle of mine operation

13th September 2019 Mines need to partner with suppliers who can support pumps through the full life cycle of the mine. “As a market leader with more than 80 years of experience in providing slurry transportation systems, Weir Minerals is well positioned to supply and support appropriate pump solutions, says Weir... 

Supplier supports pumps through the life cycle of mine operation
MARNUS KOORTS Weir Minerals Africa slurry pumps product manager

Water flinger adopted by pumps manufacturer

13th September 2019 A Southern African pump manufacturer has received its order for Vesconite low-swell hard-wearing water-flinger polymer bearings for four of its pump sizes. 

Water flinger adopted  by pumps manufacturer
WATER FILINGERS Two of the different water flingers that have been produced

High-head dewatering saved the day at Lesotho mine

13th September 2019 Normal mining operations continue at a Lesotho mine, thanks to the quick delivery by pump solution specialist Integrated Pump Rental of a rapid dewatering solution. 

High-head dewatering saved the day at Lesotho mine
HIGH HEADS A Sykes Xtra High Head dewatering pump provided reliable dewatering to a mine in Lesotho

Pumps solutions specialist celebrates distributorship

13th September 2019 Pump solutions specialist Integrated Pump Rental is celebrating being the Sykes diesel-driven pump set distributor for over three years. Integrated Pump Rental rental development manager Ruaan Venter says the Sykes distributorship has exposed the company to a broader market enabling it to offer... 

Pumps solutions specialist celebrates distributorship
DEWATERING SOLUTIONS Sykes diesel driven pump sets offer a dewatering solution where there is no access to power

Energy efficient pump launched for mines to reduce life-cycle costs

30th August 2019 Submersible motor pump manufacturer Pleuger Industries presented an energy-efficient synchronous motor with permanent magnet drive at this year’s Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition 2019 (AIMEX) held in Sydney, Australia, last month. The launch is in addition to highlighting the... 

Energy efficient pump launched for mines to reduce life-cycle costs
MAGNETIC The permanent magnet motor is suited to mine de-watering and is considerably more energy efficient

New pumps and valves to be used in mine water purification

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     23rd August 2019 As heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing and services provider Flowrox continually develops and improves its product and service offering using state-of-the-art technology, the company has developed various new products for use in acid mine drainage and wastewater treatment in mining. These... 

Trash pumps suitable for water transfer

9th August 2019 Industrial equipment supplier Australian Pumps Industries highlights industry experts’ recommendations that heavy duty wet prime trash pumps be used in the transfer of site tailings water, silt, as well as slurries. This is owing to the pumps’ wide open impellers, non-clog design, and suitability... 

Trash pumps suitable for water transfer
FIRE FIGHTING BOSS Aussie’s Pumps' new Mine Boss version of the Fire Chief fire fighting pump is vital for mine sites where combustion hazards occur

Proactive maintenance saves mines reactive costs

By: Tracy Hancock     12th July 2019 US condition-based monitoring device supplier SpotSee is in the process of obtaining certification in Africa for its Wi-Fi radio, which enables its OpsWatch vibration monitoring system to stream condition-based data to central operations through a Web-hosted platform. The system can detect... 

Proactive maintenance saves mines reactive costs
DON’T BE REACTIVE Having measures in place to predict pending failures, enables mining companies to be proactive and stay ahead of problems instead of waiting to react and, as a result, spending capital to solve them

Diesel-driven pump ideal for remote, corrosive environments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th June 2019 With mines’ ever-expanding need for efficient dewatering solutions in remote locations, pump rental specialist Integrated Pump Rental has added the stainless steel Sykes diesel-driven pump to its portfolio. Integrated Pump Rental development manager Ruaan Venter tells Mining Weekly that this pump... 

Diesel-driven pump ideal for remote, corrosive environments
SYKED UP Integrated Pump Rental’s diesel-driven Sykes units offer pumping capabilities of up to 1 130 ℓ/s and maximum heads of up to 208 m

Company creates new opportunities, targets new regions

By: Cameron Mackay     14th June 2019 Water pump manufacturer and supplier Donnlee Pump Tech has increased its service offering to supply pumps and pump services to the copper fields in Zambia, as well as parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).   “We are targeting every mine, and are manufacturing and supplying a greater... 

Company creates new opportunities, targets new regions
MULTISTAGE PUMPS Donnlee Pump Tech has exclusively focused on the supply and reconditioning of a range of multistage dewatering centrifugal pumps to the mining industry

Zambia mine’s pump motors rehabilitated

14th June 2019 Electromechanical services provider Marthinusen & Coutts’ Cleveland Engineering Services Division, a division of electromechanical equipment company ACTOM, has teamed up with the Marthinusen & Coutts Kitwe repair and manufacturing facility, in Zambia, to rehabilitate medium voltage pump motors in... 

Zambia mine’s pump motors rehabilitated
ON SITE Marthinusen & Coutts technical personnel inspecting oil levels on a 3300 kW pump motor

Process water pumps supplied to Chile copper mine

14th June 2019 Motor pumps manufacturer Pleuger Industries has supplied six high-performance process water pumps to the Chilean Collahuasi copper mine in the Pica district of the Tarapaca region. The mine relies on a flotation process, for which Pleuger will supply the six tailormade pump units for the... 

Process water pumps supplied to Chile copper mine
ACCEPTANCE UNDERTAKING The acceptance trials of the six pumps, for which the mine’s technical management, together with pumps distributor Wellford, travelled from Chile to Hamburg, in Germany, took a week

New slurry pumps range offers opportunities in local mining

By: Cameron Mackay     14th June 2019 Industrial tool and equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco Power Technique’s completion of its portfolio of WEDA electric submersible dewatering pumps, with the addition of a new pumps range for slurry applications in the mining industry, is enabling the company to increase its supply to the local... 

New slurry pumps range offers opportunities  in local mining
SLURRY OPPORTUNITIES IN MINING WEDA L pumps manage water of specific gravity of up to 1 700 kg/m3 and have a solid handling of between 20 mm and 60 mm

New techniques can yield optimum results, savings

14th June 2019 Using novel techniques, during the extraction and concentration phases of mined ore,  which focus on the efficiency and the associated operational costs, will yield optimum results for the miner, says pumps manufacturer and supplier Verder Pumps MD Darryl Macdougall. For instance, emerging... 

Pumps company gears up for refurbishment increases

By: Cameron Mackay     14th June 2019 Pumps refurbishment solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has expanded its premises, in Pretoria, to accommodate a marked influx of refurbishment orders from the mining industry. “While a new pump has a quick turnaround time for buying and selling, refurbishment orders need... 

Pumps company gears up for refurbishment increases
REFURBISHMENT OPTIONS Engineered polymer coatings, such as the Belzona product, include a selection of paste-grade materials designed to offer repair solutions for a variety of applications

Minerals processing company sees growth opportunity in Moz

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     7th June 2019 Minerals processing specialist Multotec boasts an entrenched presence in Mozambique, having operated in the country’s mining sector for more than 15 years, and Multotec Mozambique regional manager Thinus Kruger tells Mining Weekly that there is potential for the company to grow further. Multotec... 

Minerals processing company sees growth opportunity in Moz
Photo by Creamer Media's Dylan Slater
KRIS VERGOTE Multotec supports its products and regularly communicates with and visits clients

Water management a reality for mining industry

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 Amid cost balancing; global economy fluxes; revolving regulatory changes; geopolitical, civil and social pressures; and the effects of climate change, water management is emerging as the pre-eminent sustainability issue in the global energy and mining resource industries, says pumps manufacturer... 

Water management  a reality for  mining industry
DARRYL MACDOUGALL Verder has improved the technology of the Verderflex peristaltic hose and tube pumps to provide a solution for demanding applications

Stainless steel pumps a solution for corrosive applications

3rd May 2019 The increasing challenges of dewatering with rising acid levels in mines are being met head on by associated companies Integrated Pump Technology and Integrated Pump Rental. Cognisance of the need for pumping solutions capable of operating in such highly corrosive environments informs the... 

Stainless steel pumps  a solution for  corrosive applications
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES Lee Vine, managing director of Integrated Pump Rental and Colin Adams, managing director of Integrated Pump Technology in front of a Sykes diesel driven stainless steel pump

Company launches on-site mechanical seal replacement

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     1st February 2019 Heavy-duty slurry pump manufacturer Hazelton Pumps launched its latest innovation, the Hazelton Pumps On-Site Mechanical Seal Replacement System, for its Hippo slurry pump range used predominantly in mining. “The system is designed so that the client can replace the mechanical seals of the pump... 

Company launches on-site mechanical seal replacement
IMPROVING SYSTEMS Hazelton Pumps launched its on-site mechanical seal replacement system for the Hippo slurry pump range

Company revives mobile dewatering pump systems

1st February 2019 When called upon to refurbish two diesel powered mobile dewatering trailers, pump supplier Mechanical Rotating Solution (MRS) made sure that it put its own personal seal of quality on the product by not only refurbishing the units but also improving on the original design aspects. 

Krebs brings new levels of hydraulic efficiency in slurry applications

1st February 2019 The Krebs slurryMAX range of slurry pumps from global minerals process specialist FLSmidth has brought new levels of hydraulic efficiency to Africa’s slurry operations.  

New tech protects pumps against dry running

1st February 2019 A new type of detection technology from global technology powerhouse Siemens protects centrifugal pumps from dry running in hazardous areas. For this purpose, the corporation has developed special current/voltage detection modules for its Simocode pro motor management system. The principles and... 

Pumps manufacturer secures DRC slurry pumps contract

1st February 2019 Local pump manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has won a multimillion-rand tender to supply locally manufactured specialised slurry pumps to minerals and metals processing specialist Outotec, for the large-scale greenfield Mutoshi copper and cobalt mining project in the Democratic Republic of... 

Pumps manufacturer  secures DRC slurry  pumps contract
LSA PUMP The company offers pumps for various applications within the plant

SA Hippo in demand for US coal mines

1st February 2019 The HIPPO flameproof, medium/high voltage, submersible slurry pump manufactured by heavy-duty slurry pump manufacturer Hazelton Pumps is regarded as the world leader when pumping acidic liquids containing solids at high heads and high volumes and has been exported to the major mining countries.... 

SA Hippo in demand for US coal mines
DEMAND Hazelton Pumps’ HIPPO flameproof, medium/high voltage, submersible slurry pump is in demand in US coal mines

Sister companies provide one-stop pump solutions

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     1st February 2019 Sister companies Integrated Pump Technology and Integrated Pump Rentals believe that while their market offerings differ it is their philosophy of providing single-source pump solutions to customers in the mining industry that has led to the significant growth of both in the past four years.... 

Sister companies provide one-stop pump solutions
Integrated Pump Rentals offers it's customers brands such as the Grindex Industrial pumps range and the Sykes pump range
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