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Pumps News

New range of slurry pumps provides extended wear life 

By: Yolandi Booyens     10th February 2012 Weir minerals Africa, a slurry equipment solutions provider, has designed a new range of slurry pumps that will soon be available to the mining industry. 

TCTA again warns of funding shortfall for acid water projects

By: Terence Creamer     19th January 2012 South Africa’s Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) reports that it is making some progress in implementing emergency and near-term projects designed to deal with the problem of acid mine drainage (AMD) arising on the eastern, central and western basins of the Witwatersrand goldfields. But in a... 

Advancements in emulsion pumps improve power consumption

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     18th November 2011 German pumps company Netzsch Pumps & Systems has improved the product life and power consumption of its Nemo pump for explosive emulsions. 

Govt outlines emergency and short-term mine water remedies

By: Terence Creamer     9th November 2011 The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs has approved both emergency and short-term remedies to deal with the prevailing threats posed by rising acid mine drainage (AMD) on the gold-bearing Witwatersrand basin. In response to a Parliamentary question posed by the Democratic Alliance’s... 

Largest pump order for mining solutions provider

4th November 2011 Mining and exploration company Kenmare Resources has placed a multimillion-rand order for the supply of 32 pumps for its Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique. This is mining solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa’s largest pump order since its merger with the CH Warman pump group... 

Metso to host ‘crusher school’ this month

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th October 2011 Diversified engineering and mining group Metso Minerals is holding its one-hundred-and-fifteenth crusher school course in October, with a current booking of over 55 customers. 

German pumps company targets Africa

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 German pump company Netzsch Pumps and Systems is targeting Africa through a new branch in South Africa. 

Company starts manufacturing larger pumps

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 Slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals South Africa has completed the construction of a manufacturing facility, for the production of 350 mm and 450 mm Warman centrifugal slurry pumps, at its Isando branch, in Johannesburg. 

Energy efficient and environment friendly slurry pump testing positive

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 Pump manufacturer VBV Holdings reports that testing on its new slurry pump, the Phoenix slurry pumping system, is yielding positive results. Instead of pumping slurry with a conventional impeller centrifugal slurry pump, it uses water to actuate a bladder mechanism, that transfers the energy from... 

New range of air-operated transfer pumps available in SA

26th August 2011 Italian pump manufacturer Argal has released a new range of air-operated double-diaphragm chemical transfer pumps in South Africa, which will be distributed and supported by Ecochem Pumps, in Germiston. 

New cast-iron pump for SA industry

By: Jessica Hannah     26th August 2011 Pump supplier Zilmet is importing a new range of cast-iron submersible pumps from Italian pump manufacturer Ebara. The new DML Submersible pump range is suitable for dirty water, sewage and other general wastewater applications. 

Manufacturer expands pumping power in Europe

26th August 2011 German-based pumps manufacturer Tsurumi Pumps has introduced four of its largest and most powerful contractor pumps to Europe, meeting the increased demand for powerful, reliable and robust pumping solutions. 

Pumps meeting energy needs

26th August 2011 The latest high-efficiency pumps introduced by German-based pumps manufacturer Wilo deliver electricity savings of up to 80% more than previous-generation pumps, says Wilo South Africa MD Errol Cornelius. 

Yearly pumpology school under way 

26th August 2011 US-based pumps manufacturer Thompson Pump & Manufacturing hosted the twenty-first Pumpology School, from April 27 to April 29, at their corporate facilities, in Port Orange, in Florida, which was attended by more than 45 individuals from 16 states and two foreign countries. 

South African pumps company extends services to Australia

26th August 2011 Pump manufacturer, supplier and repairer Alert Pumpmor, part of the Becker Group of companies, has extended its service to the international mining sector to now include the design, manufacture and support of South African manufactured pumps to Australian mines. 

IPUC 2011 conference to provide innovative solutions

26th August 2011 Running concurrently with this year’s Afriwater exhibition in September is the International Pump User Conference (IPUC) 2011, which will be delivering innovative solutions for pump users looking to reduce costs and decrease electricity use. 

Energy savings achieved through pumps

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Energy consumption is the most critical factor in the total cost of owning and operating a pump says slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals pump development manager Murray Jooste. 

Energy-recovery and slurry pump system revamped

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 The Phoenix energy-recovery and slurry pump system launched in October 2010 has since undergone significant improvements, pumps manufacturer International Slurry Pumping Solutions (ISPS) MD Dr Murray Bredin reports. 

Locally manufactured pumps still going strong

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Although there has not been significant growth in the local pumps industry, pumps manufacturer Curo Pumps reports it has slightly increased its market share. 

Pumps manufacturer’s subfactory concept successful

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Pumps manufacturer Grundfos’ subfactory concept, which was introduced in 2009 for a specific range of borehole pumps, is meeting its aims of flexibility and timesaving, the company’s technical director Les Ingle tells Mining Weekly. 

Supplier opens new pumps branch

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Steel and engineering products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds opened a new branch in May, that will specialise in pumps sales and distribution, the company reports.  

Power-driven pump introduced for emulsion explosives

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Blasting solutions company AEL Mining Services has added an electric-driven portable pump to its portfolio to enable the use of emulsion explosives in a conventional mining environment, where mines do not have compressed air. 

Growth sees pump manufacturer moving premises

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Pumps manufacturer Mather & Platt has strategically relocated to larger premises in Wadeville, Germiston, in Gauteng, in March.  

Latest pumps launched in US

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 US-based pumps manufacturer Hydroflo Pumps reports that it has launched its range of lost-wax process investment cast, 316 stainless steel, vertical and submersible turbine pumps, suitable for dewatering mining sites. 

Exhibition highlights industry opportunities

10th June 2011 Several significant public and private infrastructure projects across South Africa have proffered a lifeline to the pumps industry following the global recession, says Seventh International Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa (PVPA) 2011 organiser Exhibition Management Services (EMS).  

Latest range of disc pumps launched

10th June 2011 Power solutions specialist Wegezi Power Holdings, part of Bearing Man Group, have launched a range of disc pumps designed for the pumping of shear-sensitive solids and gaseous froths, as well as for efficient handling of aggressive slurries with heavy viscosities and highly abrasive solids content. 

Latest pump offering proves itself

10th June 2011 The latest pump offering from slurry equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals, the Warman Mill Circuit (MC) slurry pump, has been trialled at a number of mines in West and Central Africa and has recorded significant success in increasing mill throughput capacity and doubling the lifespan of... 

Dewatering pumps still an industry benchmark

10th June 2011 The Flygt 2600 series of pumps from pump manufacturer ITT Water & Wastewater (ITT), which incorporates innovative hydraulics and other new materials, provides wear resistance, consistent and long-term performance, easy maintenance and a low cost of ownership. 

Pumps manufacturer meets market demands with heavy-duty pump cable

10th June 2011 Pumps manufacturer Tsurumi Pumps has introduced its strongest and highly-durable rubber pump cable in Europe, which meets the increased need for robust pumping equipment in the construction and mining sector. 

Association focuses on training

By: Dimakatso Motau     4th February 2011 The South African Pumps Manufacturers Association (Sapma) reports that it is focusing on providing 11 training sessions this year. 

Company invests in skills development

By: Dimakatso Motau     4th February 2011 Pump sales and repair company Megaflow reports that investing in skills development and training for its employees, remains an ongoing strategic goal this year. 

Significant growth for pump manufacturer’s mining division

By: Dimakatso Motau     4th February 2011 Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos reports that since it has formalised its mining division in Johannesburg during August 2010, it has witnessed substantial growth within this segment. 

Pump components supplier forms agency partnership

4th February 2011 Pump components supplier ASW Engineering signed an agency agreement with German progressive cavity pump manufacturer Seepex, in December 2010, to represent Seepex in South Africa and Southern Africa.  

Distributor introduces Italian pump products to local market

By: Dimakatso Motau     4th February 2011 The exclusive local supplier of Italian centrifugal and submersible pumps and motors manufactured by SAER Electropompe (SAER), National Rotating Equipment, has introduced a variety of new pump and motor products to the local market. 

Eastern conglomerate to bid for mining pump contracts

4th February 2011 Japanese-Korean conglomerate Hyosung-Ebara has appointed pump specialist company Ecochem Pumps in 2010, to represent its products in South Africa. 

Supplier adds new screw channel pump to its product offering

4th February 2011 Pump supplier Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA) reports that the HUS screw drive pump, which can pump thick and polluted fluids and reduce the high maintenance cost associated with this, has been added to its product range as of January.  

Heavy-duty slurry pumps introduced to the mining industry

4th February 2011 The manufacturer of a range of slurry, submersible, horizontal and vertical pumps, Alert Pumpmor, has extended its portfolio to include a new series of heavy-duty slurry pumps that are designed to cope with the demands of the mining sector. 

New pump range to enhance company’s existing offering

4th February 2011 Pump supplier SPP Pumps South Africa launched a new range of in-line pumps, the Instream series into the local market in January, which can be used in vast industries including the mining industry. 

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