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Pumps News

Proactive maintenance saves mines reactive costs

By: Tracy Hancock     21st June 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... 

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

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

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

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

RFID technology solution ideal for mining industry

By: Thabi Madiba     18th January 2019 With radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology being ideal for inspecting assets at a mine, screening and vibrating-equipment solutions provider Aury Africa has enlisted RFID specialist Thembekile Asset Management Solutions (TAMS) to develop a solution specific to the requirements of the... 

RFID technology solution ideal for mining industry
FUNCTIONAL The microchips in the tags can be embedded into different types of attachments

Thickened tailings solution testwork under way

By: Paige Müller     23rd November 2018 Process equipment and mine dewatering equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa is performing tailings test work at a major South African platinum mine to develop a turnkey thickened tailings solution. Weir Minerals Africa process manager Hoosen Essack states that the local miner has shown interest... 

Thickened tailings solution testwork under way
HEAVY DUTY PUMPING The horizontal and vertical Warman slurry pump range is specifically designed for heavy duty slurry applications such as the handling of tailings slurries

GRP pipes more resilient in dewatering systems

23rd November 2018 Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) pipes’ proven resilience in harsh terrains, extreme climates and unpredictable site environments make them the superior choice over high-density polyethylene (HDPE), steel and ductile iron concrete-lined (DICL) pipes in the demanding environment of a mine dewatering... 

Australian pumps maker targeting Africa

By: Halima Frost     14th September 2018 Industrial equipment supplier Australian Pump Industries, better known as Aussie Pumps, is making inroads in the African market following a recent partnership with English oil group Tullow. Aussie Pumps supplied six Mine Boss 4” trash pumps to the northern Kenyan territories – bordering on... 

Australian pumps  maker targeting Africa
MAKHULU BOSS Aussie Pumps’ heavy duty 4” Mine Boss handles northern Kenya’s tough African conditions

High efficiency drives versatile pump set

By: Shannon de Ryhove     14th September 2018 Pump solutions specialist Integrated Pump Rental recently completed the assembly of an electrically driven Sykes XH150 pump set, which it exhibited at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition. The pump set consists of a 315 kW motor with a 400 V drive capable of a maximum head of 180 m with a... 

New pump launched at Electra

By: Halima Frost     14th September 2018 The South African division of submersible pump supplier Goodwin Pumps International officially launched its new SDSS 100 pump, which is designed for extreme acidic applications, at the 2018 Electra Mining Africa show. The biennial Electra Mining Africa exhibition was again held at the Nasrec Expo... 

New pump launched  at Electra
SHINY NEW The SDSS 100 is made of a special stainless steel and chrome compound

Pumps range displays benefits across applications

By: Shannon de Ryhove     14th September 2018 Innovative engineering has resulted in minerals industry supplier FLSmidth’s new Krebs slurryMAX split-case slurry pump gaining a strong foothold in slurry applications across Africa. The company recently exhibited the new features and safety benefits of the pump at mining and power exhibition... 

Warman pump offers cost effective solutions for heavy duty slurry applications

By: Shannon de Ryhove     14th September 2018 Pump manufacturer and supplier Weir Minerals Africa exhibited its flagship Warman MCR 450 mill circuit pump at Africa’s largest trade exhibition, Electra Mining Africa, held in September this year. Weir Minerals Africa product manager for slurry pumps Marnus Koorts explains that one of the... 

Hydraulic trash pumps suitable for mining conditions

By: Donald Makhafola     10th August 2018 Australian pump specialist Aussie Pump Industries has noted a significant increase in the use of hydraulic drive trash pumps, which eliminates the use of internal combustion engines, says Australian pump specialist Aussie Pumps Industries chief engineer John Hales. “Our trash pumps can be adapted... 

Hydraulic trash pumps suitable for mining conditions
JOHN HALES Our trash pumps can be adapted for hydraulic drive, making them suitable for handling solids

Goodwin Africa focuses on service, holistic solutions

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     15th June 2018 As part of enhancing its services and solutions offering, submersible slurry pumps supplier Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa has invested in several initiatives, such as a service exchange programme, new offices in Cape Town and the development of a new pumps range, says Goodwin Africa marketing... 

Goodwin Africa focuses on service, holistic solutions
INTO AFRICA Goodwin Africa, the sole subsidiary of Goodwin International, was established in South Africa in 2016 and is servicing the African market

New mine dewatering pumps, skids launched

15th June 2018 Germany-headquartered pumps manufacturer Netzsch Pumps & Systems and the company’s North American division last month introduced a new range of safe, reliable and cost efficient mine dewatering pumps and pump skids that are ideal for mines that require small and compact portable units to address... 

New mine dewatering pumps, skids launched
COMPACT AND EFFECTIVE Netzsch has introduced small and compact portable pumps and pump skids

South African pumps range proves popular as US industry ramps up

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     15th June 2018 Centurion-based, family-owned pump solutions company Hazleton Pumps’ Hippo flameproof submersible pump range received increased interest, particularly from US coal mines, at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM) Convention in Vancouver, Canada, last month. “There were... 

South African pumps range proves popular as US industry ramps up
BIG IN THE US The Hippo flameproof submersible slurry pumps are attracting interest from US coal mines

Skills development key to reviving local pumps industry – Sapsda

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     15th June 2018 The Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) believes that the development of skills in the local manufacturing industry will be key in reviving the South African pumps manufacturing industry and combating cheap imports. “There are currently more pumps being imported than... 

Skills development key to reviving local pumps industry – Sapsda
Photo by Creamer Media
SKILLS NEEDED Skills development will play a pivotal role in reviving the South African pumps manufacturing industry

Warman slurry pump celebrates 80 years of innovation

15th June 2018 Technology and services provider Weir Minerals has celebrated 80 years of innovation with the Warman slurry pump, which remains one of the most popular high wear slurry pumps on the market. In honour of the brand, Weir celebrated at the end of May, at an event in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.... 

Warman slurry pump  celebrates 80 years  of innovation
Photo by Creamer Media
GOING ON 80 The Warman pump has been one of the most popular slurry pumps since its invention in 1938

Imports challenge for pumps manufacturing, foundry industry

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     15th June 2018 One of the biggest challenges for local foundries and pumps manufacturers is competition from imported products, says Kimberley-based metal castings specialist KEW Foundries. “I would say about 70% to 80% of the pumps used in South Africa are imported,” KEW Foundries operations director Jaime... 

Imports challenge for pumps manufacturing, foundry industry
Photo by Bloomberg
IN TANDEM The local pumps manufacturing industry relies on the continued operation and growth of foundries in South Africa

Rapid dewatering pumps ensure safer diamond mining

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     15th June 2018 Germiston-based pumps supplier Centex Africa has supplied 13 dewatering pumpsets, with another eight pumpsets on order, to Namibian diamond mining company Namdeb to prolong the life of the mine by ensuring the safer mining of diamonds in the ocean water lakes in Oranjemund, on the southern coast... 

Rapid dewatering pumps ensure safer diamond mining
TIDE-TURNING The Centex Africa Cornell 12NHTB pumps need to move nearly 50-billion litres of water

Integrated Pump Rental evolves business model for water management

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     4th May 2018 In reaction to the changing dewatering needs of local mines, South African pumps rental company Integrated Pump Rental (IPR) is evolving its service offering towards a full dewatering solution by introducing a stainless steel range of mine water pumps, and dewatering products. “There is a big... 

Integrated Pump Rental evolves business model for water management
DREDGING SOLUTION The SlurrySucker operates from the top of the water surface and sucks silt from the bottom of the processing pond

New pumping system to dewater deep mine shafts

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     4th May 2018 Centurion-based, family owned, pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps has patented a new pump technology that will dewater deep-level mine shafts more efficiently. The Hippo high head series submersible slurry pump system can remove acid mine drainage (AMD) water from flooded mine shafts in a... 

Weir Minerals Africa to tackle mine dewatering using new model

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     4th May 2018 Mine dewatering equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa is exploring enhanced holistic measures to tackle mine dewatering in Africa. The company, a subsidiary of Scottish engineering company Weir Group PLC, has long provided the global and local mining and industrial sectors with sustainable and... 

Weir Minerals Africa to tackle mine dewatering using new model
PUMP IT The Multiflo pontoons offer an integrated solution incorporating Linatex hoses, Isogate valves and Warman dewatering pumps

First ‘Resources for Future Generations’ conference to be held in Vancouver

By: Henry Lazenby     13th April 2018 The Resources for Future Generations conference (RFG2018) is scheduled to make its debut on the Canadian resource conference circuit between June 16 and 21, in Vancouver, and is shaping up to be an event unlike the myriad of competing forums held in Canada throughout the year. RFG2018 chairperson... 

First ‘Resources for Future Generations’ conference to be held in Vancouver
Photo by Resources for Future Generations Conference
RFG2018 chairperson John Thompson
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