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Pumps

Automatic lubrication reduces labour, costs

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th June 2021 Since adding the Accumin range of lubrication systems to its portfolio of products and solutions in 2020, pumps original-equipment manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa says the system has generated significant value for pump installations at mine sites.  

Pumps must ‘push limits’ to meet demands

By: Anna Moross     18th June 2021 Mining companies require deeper exploration to find economically viable ore and the further a mining company wants to explore, the more mining pump vendors need to “push the envelope” to ensure that pumps are flexible and can accommodate these depths. 

HIGHER-PRESSURE PUMPS
These high-pressure pumps include three 850 kW Cornell 810 26 MX high-pressure pumps, and four 810 22 mining pumps with 650 kW motors
HIGHER-PRESSURE PUMPS These high-pressure pumps include three 850 kW Cornell 810 26 MX high-pressure pumps, and four 810 22 mining pumps with 650 kW motors

Solutions address challenges from rains

By: Anna Moross     18th June 2021 Heavy rains in recent months have caused the water table to rise, which, in turn, has resulted in “unparalleled issues” for openpit and underground mining operations, with the ingress of water affecting production, explains specialist pump rental organisation Integrated Pump Rental development... 

SYKES DIESEL-DRIVEN PUMP
The Sykes diesel driven pump set is ideal for dewatering open pit operations.
SYKES DIESEL-DRIVEN PUMP The Sykes diesel driven pump set is ideal for dewatering open pit operations.

Flameproof pump sets delivered to local colliery

18th June 2021 Pretoria-based pump supplier and services company, Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS), delivered six flameproof mobile pump sets to a colliery in Mpumalanga in May. 

FLAMEPROOF PUMP SET
The Tsurumi KTX series is an explosion-proof model of the general KTZ series of dewatering pumps.
FLAMEPROOF PUMP SET The Tsurumi KTX series is an explosion-proof model of the general KTZ series of dewatering pumps.

New isolation pads make SX plants safer

18th June 2021 The engineered polymer Vesconite, which is traditionally used for bearings, can reduce fire risks for solvent extraction (SX) plant, notes polymer developer Vesconite, adding that it has been installed on base plates for centrifugal pumps at pump manufacturer SAM Engineering.  

VESCONITE ISOLATION PADS
The polymer, Vesconite, has been installed by SAM Engineering on base plates upon which its centrifugal pumps are mounted.
VESCONITE ISOLATION PADS The polymer, Vesconite, has been installed by SAM Engineering on base plates upon which its centrifugal pumps are mounted.

Victor Industrial Equipment

18th June 2021 Victor Industrial Equipment has been serving the mining industry for more than 80 years. It welcomed its pumps division in 2018 and has since then displayed year on year growth. Victor Industrial Equipment offers a wide range of dewatering solutions for the flameproof and non-flameproof market.... 

Victor Industrial Equipment

Company’s pump systems an ‘ideal solution’

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th January 2021 High-pressure jetting equipment specialist Werner Pumps continuously supplies systems, such as power jetting pump systems, to several gold mines in South Africa. These systems include the trolley- and trailer-mounted units, says Werner Pumps MD Sebastian Werner. 

IDEAL SOLUTION
The units are manufactured locally and offer an “ideal solution” for cleaning sewer lines, as well as water sandblasting and pressure cleaning
IDEAL SOLUTION The units are manufactured locally and offer an “ideal solution” for cleaning sewer lines, as well as water sandblasting and pressure cleaning

Supplier extends range, suitable for various sectors

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th January 2021 Air compressor, pumps and generator rental supplier Rand-Air has introduced two robust and durable pump ranges suitable for use in a variety of applications, including within the mining sector.  The new ranges include the Weda electrical submersible pump, which features low to medium heads, and... 

COATED AND COVERED The impellers on the pumps are coated and highly durable, making them able to withstand corrosive materials, to a point
COATED AND COVERED The impellers on the pumps are coated and highly durable, making them able to withstand corrosive materials, to a point

Pump maintenance vital to minimise water leaks

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     29th January 2021 As one pump can spill up to 8 820 kℓ of water a year, saving water is coming to the fore as one of the most important aspects of mining and the granting of mining permits and licences, highlights industrial solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) CEO Franscois Steenkamp. He... 

BREAKING IT DOWN 
Cavitation causes wear and tear and sometimes serious damage
BREAKING IT DOWN Cavitation causes wear and tear and sometimes serious damage

Pumps rental agency ready for dewatering demand

By: Simone Liedtke     29th January 2021 Equipment rental agency Integrated Pump Rental is well positioned to cater for the rise in urgent dewatering requirements, as a result of the rainy season and subsequent heavy downpours in South Africa and its neighbouring countries, through its market-ready range of dewatering solutions. While... 

EASIER MOBILITY
The Sykes CP units weigh only about 1.5 t on a road trailer, which allows easy mobility on-road and off-road
EASIER MOBILITY The Sykes CP units weigh only about 1.5 t on a road trailer, which allows easy mobility on-road and off-road

Range brings higher flow rates, delivery heads addition

By: Simone Liedtke     29th January 2021 Pump manufacturer Grundfos’ CR185 vertical, multistage centrifugal pump range – which has suction and discharge ports on the same level – allows for higher flow rates and delivery heads. The uptake of the CR185 pump – launched in October 2020 – has been “really positive”, as it can operate in a... 

NEW GENERATION
The CR185 pump is a new generation of the Grundfos CR pump range
NEW GENERATION The CR185 pump is a new generation of the Grundfos CR pump range

Integrated Pump Rental

29th January 2021 Integrated Pump Rental is a specialist pump rental organisation that caters to the needs of all sectors, including mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater, energy and general industry across Africa. The company has the agility to offer cus­tomers quick and easy access to a compre­hen­sive... 

Integrated Pump Rental

Mobile pumps prove useful in opencast mining

11th September 2020 The mobility of trailer-mounted pumps has earned them a reputation for versatility and efficiency, according to pump-leasing agent Integrated Pump Rental. The company claims that its range of Sykes pumps in mobile configuration has encountered “enthusiastic” take-up in various markets, from large... 

A MOVING PROPOSITION
Customers value the manoeuvrability and flexibility of their on-site mobile pumps
A MOVING PROPOSITION Customers value the manoeuvrability and flexibility of their on-site mobile pumps

OEM keeps miners’ cost consciousness top of mind

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th September 2020 At a time when mines have come under even more pressure to maintain profitability and sustainability, original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals Africa has put operational cost reduction and added value at the forefront of its research and development (R&D) strategy and product offering.  

BACKED UP
The Warman WRT impeller and throatbush is a culmination of decades of research into wear patterns and hydraulic performance of the Warman AH pump’s impeller and throatbush
BACKED UP The Warman WRT impeller and throatbush is a culmination of decades of research into wear patterns and hydraulic performance of the Warman AH pump’s impeller and throatbush

Strategic penetration of pumps market under way

By: Darren Parker     11th September 2020 Engine manufacturer Cummins is strategically targeting the dewatering pumps market in Africa and the Middle East using a two-pronged approach by working with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users. “We see a lot of opportunity in the pumps sector, with much room for growth. Pumps,... 

GIVING THE POWER BACK
The repower project in Ghana saw Cummins installing complete new power packs on the mine’s dewatering pumps
GIVING THE POWER BACK The repower project in Ghana saw Cummins installing complete new power packs on the mine’s dewatering pumps

Plug-and-play pumps range launched

By: Darren Parker     11th September 2020 Industrial pump manufacturer Verder Pumps South Africa has launched the Verderflex iDura – a new range of pumps – during the 2020 Electra Mining Connect week online event, hosted from 7 to 11 September. The iDura pump range is a plug-and-play version of the existing Dura hose pump range and... 

EASY TO USE
If the user can read the display, then they can use the pump
EASY TO USE If the user can read the display, then they can use the pump

Pumps industry suffering a dry spell

By: Darren Parker     11th September 2020 The compounded knock-on effects of the Covid-19 lockdown have had a considerably negative effect on South African pumps companies, says industry body Pump Cluster chairperson Howard Jones. One of the largest markets for pumps is the mining sector, which has made a sputtering restart after the... 

HOWARD JONES
Importers bring pumps into South Africa at competitive costing, making it difficult for local pumps manufacturers to compete effectively
HOWARD JONES Importers bring pumps into South Africa at competitive costing, making it difficult for local pumps manufacturers to compete effectively

Rental pump option preserves capital

By: Darren Parker     11th September 2020 Portable air and power rental company Rand-Air, a subsidiary of industrial equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco, has introduced the Weda range of dewatering pumps to its suite of rental options to meet demand from the market. This comes after the range of pumps was added as a purchase-only option... 

NO POWER NO PROBLEM
The diesel-driven PAS/VAR range of pumps is ideal for areas where power is not available
NO POWER NO PROBLEM The diesel-driven PAS/VAR range of pumps is ideal for areas where power is not available

Integrated Pump Rental

8th September 2020 Integrated Pump Rental is a specialist pump rental organisation that caters to the needs of all sectors, including mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater, energy and general industry across Africa. The company has the agility to offer cus­tomers quick and easy access to a comprehen­sive... 

Integrated Pump Rental

Mines invest in mobile solutions

19th June 2020 While mines are gradually ramping up to full production while adhering to Covid-19 protocols, it is safe to say that industry is experiencing the effects of the pandemic, says pumping equipment supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) MD Franscois Steenkamp. “Over the last couple of months,... 

Research, development continues to enhance pumps range

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     19th June 2020 Pumps manufacturer and supplier Australian Pumps Industries MD Warwick Lorenz says the company is continuously working on improving its products by enhancing seal quality, self-priming characteristics and impeller design.  This will enable the company to pump more water with more pressure using... 

Urgent dewatering solutions needed during lockdown

19th June 2020 Pumps solutions supplier Integrated Pump Rental has continued as a secondary emergency supplier throughout the lockdown, including helping to dewater a coal mine in northern KwaZulu-Natal. The failure of one of the mine’s pumps under lockdown restrictions, which prevented pump repairs was... 

Renewed strategies, collaboration needed to address challenges

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     19th June 2020 The mining sector is one of the toughest operating environments, driven by a constant need to maximise on yield for profitability while ensuring safety and meeting stakeholder expectations, says industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa MD Darryl MacDougall.   He says the sector... 

Manufacturer aids entities during lockdown

19th June 2020 Pump manufacturer and supplier Werner Pumps South Africa is able to assist municipalities and contractors to ensure essential services continue during the national lockdown. “At Werner Pumps, our offices and manufacturing facilities remain open to assist our customers working in essential... 

Integrated Pump Technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2020 Established as the sole importer and princi­pal distributor for sub­Saharan Africa for the Grindex range of submersible pumps, Integrated Pump Technology has grown to offer tailor ­made solutions for vacuum pumps, as well as dry and submersible pumping applications. With its head office,... 

Integrated Pump Technology

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... 

MEETING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
Atlantic Pumps is a specialist in pumping abrasive and aggressive fluids and works closely with the quarrying, mining, recycling and aggregates industries
MEETING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS Atlantic Pumps is a specialist in pumping abrasive and aggressive fluids and works closely with the quarrying, mining, recycling and aggregates industries

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... 

SEAL OF APPROVAL
MRS can provide affordable seal conversion kits to upgrade seals or change the OEM equipment seal environment to improve seal life
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... 

HANDS-ON TRAINING

Training can involve using a cut-away model to help explain the function of the internal components and how they interact
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,... 

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
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... 

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
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... 

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