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Pumps News

Peristaltic pump to be launched at Electra Mining

By: Nadine James     8th July 2016 The Southern Africa launch of the VerderFlex Vantage 5000 peristaltic cased pump will take place at this year’s Electra Mining Africa at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, from September 12 to 16, says pumps supplier Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA). Electra Mining is the biggest mining... 

Mining equipment sector to reach $156bn by 2022 – report

By: Ilan Solomons     6th July 2016 The global mining equipment sector is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.9% between 2016 and 2022, to reach a value of over $150-billion by 2022. This was according to a new report published on Monday by global market research company Allied Market Research (AMR) titled ‘World... 

Mining equipment sector to reach $156bn by 2022 – report

Govt prioritises fight against acid mine water in Gauteng

By: Dylan Slater     17th June 2016 Government’s acknowledgment of the severity of acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Witwatersrand, in Gauteng, and the subsequent priority given to take steps to alleviate the problem is of “significant importance”, states Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) CEO Mariette Liefferink.  

Govt prioritises fight against acid mine water in Gauteng

Australian pumps for harsh environments introduced into South Africa

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 There is a dire need in South Africa for a pump rental company that understands the specific needs of the end-user; therefore, pump rental company Integrated Pump Rental aims to ensure that it continues to introduce fit-for-purpose pumps and products that will meet the changing needs of the... 

Australian pumps for harsh environments introduced into South Africa
MAINTENANCE MATTERS Maintenance and repairing equipment is as important as supplying efficient pumping solutions

Coating solutions for improved pump efficiencies offered

     10th June 2016 Machining manufacturer Thermaspray’s cost considerations restrict the manufacture of critical components from optimal wear and corrosion-resistant materials. Therefore, the majority of Thermaspray’s work is on new pump parts for original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs), although it also... 

Coating solutions  for improved pump  efficiencies offered
PROTECTIVE PRODUCT Thermal spray coatings reduce degradation processes on performance critical pump components

Coatings extend rotating equipment service life

     10th June 2016 Rotating equipment manufacturer Sulzer says its latest surface coating technologies offer massive improvements to the expected service life of compressors, turbines and pumps that are subject to surface oxidation, corrosion, erosion and heat damage. Sulzer's Houston Service Center component... 

Coatings extend  rotating equipment  service life
Photo by Duane
SURFACE COATING TECHNOLOGIES Offer massive improvements to the expected service life of compressors, turbines and pumps that are subject to surface oxidation, corrosion, erosion and heat damage.

Impeller redesign improves efficiency

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 Pumps manufacturing company Walter Meano Engineering has improved the efficiency of its VersaFlo vertical spindle electric (VSE) 100 pump by redesigning the solution’s 30-year-old impeller. The VSE pump is used at mines in Africa to pump water and now offers customers enhanced pumping... 

Impeller redesign improves efficiency
EFFICIENT PUMP SERVICES Using a standard impeller across a range of pumps results in low efficiency; it is important that each model’s impeller is enhanced

Improving froth pumping solution

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 Specialist slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals is introducing the next- generation WARMAN horizontal froth pump, which features a continuous air removal system that can be applied to the company’s froth pumps already in the market. This is in line with Weir Minerals’ focus on... 

Improving froth pumping solution
RUI GOMES Being able to develop and implement changes to produce greater efficiency is important in the pumps industry

New pump added to product offering

     10th June 2016 Hydraulic integrated systems with electronic solutions producer Salami’s new PG331 series cast iron gear pumps with extended longevity and numerous advantages have been added to the existing range of Salami gear pumps and other hydraulic components distributed across sub-Saharan Africa by... 

New pump added  to product offering
CONSIDERABLE CONFIGURATIONS The newly developed PG331 series is a spheroidal-designed cast iron gear pump with more than 19 000 configurations

Peristaltic pumps ideal for mining applications

     10th June 2016 Multinational pumps and pump-related solutions provider PSG Dover has designed the new models of its Abaque series of peristaltic pumps, which have been specifically geared to meet the challenging requirements of the mining industry, partially owing to a stronger and more durable rotor design and... 

Peristaltic pumps  ideal for mining  applications
SUITED TO MINING The Abaque series of perastaltic pumps can handle slurries that contain up to 80% solids with ease

Recertification still limiting industry growth

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 Centurion-based slurry pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps notes that the South African pumps industry continues to be hampered, losing out on export opportunities, owing to the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) certification still not being internationally recognised. “The matter of... 

Sinvac Piping

     10th June 2016 Original-equipment manufacturer Sinvac Mining & Engineering is capable of supplying its South African Bureau of Standards-approved Sinvac Piping Systems not only across South Africa but into other areas of Africa. 

Sinvac Piping

South African pumps enter Israeli market

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 Centurion-based slurry pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps has entered another market, supplying an Israeli company with its locally manufactured Hippo pumps range, which is designed to meet the needs of projects worldwide. Hazleton Pumps CEO Thys Wehmeyer highlights that the family-owned... 

South African pumps enter Israeli market
ROSSING URANIUM MINE The Hippo duplex stainless steel vertical slurry submersible pump used at the Rössing uranium mine, in Namibia

Upgrading, broadening industry services to facilitate growth

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 With better prospects for the pumps industry, owing to the favourable exchange rate, the Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) is encouraging its members to take advantage of export opportunities during this time, Sapsda treasurer Holly Smith emphasises. “There are vast... 

Upgrading, broadening  industry services to  facilitate growth
COMBINED STRENGTH Sapsda training courses combine the expertise of individuals working in the pumps industry

Dewatering pump to help reopen shaft at Orkney

By: Sascha Solomons     29th April 2016 Johannesburg-headquartered dewatering specialist Letaba Dewatering expects to start supplying dewatering pumps to Shaft 7 at the Orkney gold mine, in the North West, in October, enabling gold mining to restart. The company was provisionally awarded a tender to supply SAER dewatering pumps at the... 

Technological advancements continue despite mining sector’s downturn

By: Sascha Solomons     29th April 2016 Beneficial trends and technological advancements in the mining industry are being introduced regardless of the depressed market conditions that the sector faces, says environmental management company I-CAT Environmental Solutions technical manager Morne van Wyk. One such trend is recycling water... 

Technological advancements continue despite mining sector’s downturn
HYFLUX KRISTAL HOLLOW-FIBRE Ensure the effective and environmentally safe reduction of excess wastewater in the mining industry

West African chamber to launch at Ghana mining event

     8th April 2016 The newly formed West African Chamber of Mines (Wacom), which comprises chief executives from the chambers of mines in Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Burkina Faso, will be officially launched at the twelfth West African Mining & Power Exhibition (Wampex) in June. 

West African chamber to launch at Ghana mining event
LOCATION LOCATION The West African Mining & Power Exhibition serves as a valuable platform for networking between key industry players

Call to adopt internationally recognised pumps standards certification processes

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 South African exports to lucrative overseas markets will be simplified when the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) product certification processes and procedures are amended to be recognised by other international certification authorities, says South African Pumps Systems Development... 

Call to adopt internationally  recognised pumps standards  certification processes
Photo by Duane Daws
OVERCOMING RESTRICTIONS Cooperation between the South African Bureau of Standards and international standards authorities can pave the way for pumps of South African manufacturers to enter lucrative overseas markets

Cost savings of positive displacement pumps outlined

     29th January 2016 Global progressing cavity pumps manufacturer for the oil and gas industrial sectors PCM Pumps has highlighted the benefits of positive displacement pumps as the overall efficiency and life cycle of pumps are becoming paramount in the procurement process. PCM’s progressive and peristaltic pumps... 

Cost savings of positive  displacement pumps outlined
COST SAVINGS Positive displacement pumps offer efficiency at a low life cost

Experience reason for competitive advantage, pumps’ longevity

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 Pumps manufacturer Mather + Platt claims to have built up one of the largest number of pumps operating in the South African mining and water sectors. Mather + Platt marketing and business development manager Dave Johnson tells Mining Weekly that pumps that have been installed and working for more... 

Experience reason for competitive advantage, pumps’ longevity
EXPERIENCE COUNTS Mather + Platt has been operating in South Africa since 1954

Expert aims to further BEE goals

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 Pump supplier, testing and servicing expert AESPUMP intends to further expand its apprenticeship programme, which it says is at the heart of its recent upgrade to Level 4 black economic empowerment (BEE) accreditation. “We believe that this emphasis on skills development will, over time, lead to... 

Expert aims to  further BEE goals
Photo by Alan Thrush
IMPARTING SKILLS Apprenticeships ensure that a steady stream of qualified fitters and turners enters the pumps industry

German leak-free hydraulic diaphragm metering pumps available locally

     29th January 2016 South Africa-based components and systems provider for metering liquids and water treatment and disinfection solutions the ProMinent group has introduced a new range of hydraulic diaphragm metering pumps – the Orlita MF. Launched late last year the Orlita MF offers reliable capacities even under... 

Inaugural pumps summit aims to expand pumps industry

     29th January 2016 The inaugural Pump Summit Americas is set to expand the pump industry network and offer a professional platform for the pump community members and experts across North and South America to stay informed about the latest technologies in the field of pumps and pumps systems. The two-day conference... 

Inaugural pumps  summit aims to expand pumps industry
Photo by Bloomberg
GROWING THE PUMPS NETWORK Pump Summit Americas aims to create a pumps community across several industries and share knowledge of the pump industry

Kirton Mechanical Equipment

     29th January 2016   Technical consulting services provider Kirton Mechanical Equipment (KME), the vacuum technology-specific,  KwaZulu-Natal-based  rotating equipment supplier, offers solutions to the very destructive system variables that prevail in most manufacturing and process plants. 

Kirton Mechanical Equipment

Provider looks to complement its other solutions

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 Global sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco is focused on the development and extension of its pumps in 2016 and 2017 to take advantage of the synergies within its compressors and generators offering. As such, the company is concentrating more of its international resources to... 

Provider looks to  complement its  other solutions
PRODUCT BOOST Atlas Copco is placing the same emphasis on its pumps range as that of its compressors and generators

Pumps supplier offers new hydro mining solutions

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 Industrial pump solutions leasing company Integrated Pump Rental has introduced Slurry Blaster, a cost-effective cleaning tool for slurry removal. The Slurry Blaster forms part of the company’s hydro mining equipment solutions and was launched in mid-2015 as a response to the lack of hydro mining... 

Pumps supplier  offers new hydro  mining solutions
SLURRY REMOVAL The Slurry Blaster is a hydro mining solution for the removal of slurry build-up

SA pumps manufacturer supplies significant Canadian mine

By: Malusi Mkhize     29th January 2016 Comprehensive pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps expects to deliver two Hippo model 200MH slurry submersible absorbing 185 kW pumps to the Kearl oil sands project in Canada by the end of the next month. “Owing to the general economic slump experienced in South Africa and more specifically the... 

SA pumps manufacturer supplies significant Canadian mine
OVERSEAS FOOTPRINT Hazleton Pumps’ Hippo model is destined for one of Canada’s highest-quality oil sands deposits

DTI invites local companies to participate in DRC expo pavilion

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th January 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has invited South African manufacturers and exporters of mining equipment and related products and services to apply to participate at DRC Mining Week 2016, scheduled to take place on June 8 and 9 in Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The... 

Hydraulic solutions provider launches new sectional mobile valve

     13th November 2015 Power management company Eaton last month announced the launch of its CLS sectional mobile valve. The CLS provides patented load sense bleed off, pre- and post-compensated load sense relief on each section, and a highly modular design with one of the smallest envelopes in the industry. 

Hydraulic solutions provider launches new sectional mobile valve
CLS SECTIONAL MOBILE VALVE Eaton's new valve was designed prioritise work functions, improving machine efficiency and safety

Creamer Media publishes Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 research report

     12th October 2015 South Africa has an established pumps industry that is considered to be well equipped and highly professional. The quality of pumps produced locally is of a high standard, with several local manufacturers producing pumps in accordance with international standards. Further, it is believed that... 

Creamer Media publishes Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 research report

Apprenticeships key to pumps industry growth

By: Nadine James     11th September 2015 Pumps are a niche market – the only way for the industry to develop and compete internationally is, therefore,  to provide training and safeguard skills, says Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) chairperson Gareth Langton. He recommends that pumps companies should offer... 

Apprenticeships key to pumps industry growth
GARETH LANGTON The Sapsda chair believes that while the pumps industry is stable, training apprentices is the future

Cost-effective submersible pumps replace vertical spindle pumps

     11th September 2015 The mining sector’s growing need to reduce costs without hindering operational efficiencies or reliability has led to a marked trend towards the use of submersible pumps as opposed to vertical spindle pumps, says pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology (IPT).  The company notes that submersible... 

Drive mitigates energy costs

     11th September 2015 Power-transmission specialist Voith Turbo’s new closed loop differential pump (CLDP) servo drive enables customers to mitigate rising energy costs caused by interrupted power supply as a result of load-shedding. Voith Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) division VP Grant Robinson says the... 

Drive mitigates energy costs
CLDP SERVO DRIVE Voith Turbo's new servo drive helps mitigate energy costs

Industrial supplier expands range of high-pressure pumps

     11th September 2015 Pumps, valves, seals and components manufacturer Flowserve announced the launch of its line of Durco Mark 3 ISO chemical process pumps at the 2015 ACHEMA World Forum, in June.  Pump applications include galvanising and applying other coatings, dewatering and water supply, as well as slurry... 

Industrial supplier  expands range of  high-pressure pumps
DURCO MARK 3 ISO The new chemical process pump can be used in dewtaering and slurry processing

Local industrial electronics manufacturer introduces dual-output sensor

     11th September 2015 Process control instrumentation and specialised systems distributor and manufacturer Instrotech, has launched a dual-output sensor for industrial monitoring applications. The Monitran MTN/2285STC is ideal for monitoring vibration and temperature levels in the same location, providing an added... 

Local industrial electronics manufacturer introduces dual-output sensor
MTN/2285STC DUAL-OUTPUT SENSOR. The sensor measures temperature and vibration and acts as a secondary safety measure for pumps, motors and compressors

Polymer solutions improve the efficiency of water systems

     11th September 2015 Coating technology can help decrease efficiency and performance losses in fluid handling equipment, caused by physical or mechanical damage, and localised erosion and corrosion, thereby increasing the pump’s performance and reducing operational costs, says industrial products and services... 

Polymer solutions  improve the efficiency  of water systems
PUMP IMPELLER Polymeric coatings are specifically designed to improve the efficiency of fluid handling systems and protect metals against the effects of erosion-corrosion

Pumps manufacturer achieves two SAPBA wins

By: Nadine James     11th September 2015 Family-owned pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps in April won the 2014/15 South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA) Manufacturer of the Year award for the design, development and manufacture of its medium/high voltage slurry submersible pump. It can pump liquids containing abrasive and corrosive... 

Pumps manufacturer achieves two SAPBA wins
TOP OF CLASS Hazleton Pumps MD Mathys Wehmeyer accepting a SAPBA awards

Pumps manufacturer’s value-added services boost growth

By: Nadine James     11th September 2015 Pumps and Abrasion Technologies (PAT) has expanded its range of services to counteract the current skills shortage in the South African mining industry while ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership for customers. Added services include application engineering, site surveys, technical problem... 

Pumps manufacturer’s value-added services boost growth
BATLLESUB Pumps and Abrasion Technologies recently introduced the stainless steel Battlemax submersible dewatering pump
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