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Systems water intensive, but more efficient and environment friendly
Systems water intensive, but more efficient and environment friendly
15th September 2017 By: Victor Moolman

Although ultrahigh-pressure water blasting systems used to clean refineries or cut rock and prepare surfaces on mines will not save water, it is more efficient than using acid washing or abrasive... 

Metso showcases ongoing commitment to servicing South African mining sector
Metso showcases ongoing commitment to servicing South African mining sector
13th September 2017 By: Ilan Solomons

This year marks 60 years since global engineering and technology corporation Metso's factory in Vereeniging was established. The factory became part of the Metso group in 1970 and has played "a... 

Aussie Pumps caters to Australia’s tough occupational health and safety rules, and site culture that is aimed at preventing injury to mineworkers
Resource exports boost mining equipment
11th August 2017 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry is Australia’s prime driver of export growth, says pumps and pressure cleaners manufacturer Australian Pump Industries, commonly known as Aussie Pumps.  

Existing hydropower technology can deliver significant increases in productivity, reduced operational and maintenance costs, and up to 80% less energy consumption than pneumatic drills
Hydropower – what the industry needs now
21st July 2017 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The contraction in the South African mining industry has resulted in many projects and expansions stalling in recent years, with mines having closed or scaled back on capital and operational... 

Investing in African Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose (right) with Martin Creamer
Mining Indaba offering new junior zone, boosting interface opportunities
4th July 2017 By: Martin Creamer

Strong new thrusts are planned for next year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which is scheduled to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 5 to 8, once again... 

JIM MUGFORD At the end of the day, customers are looking for service providers who possess the expertise, tools and technology to make sure their machines are running reliably, efficiently and cost effectively
Outsourced maintenance strategy recommended
23rd June 2017

Increasingly plant owners are looking to outsource the major elements of equipment maintenance to improve reliability and limit downtime, reports rotating equipment maintenance and repair service... 

The new housing concept of the iFD-Stator 2.0 is easier to handle than the previous generation and delivers a longer service life
Stator introduced for reduced energy and maintenance costs
16th June 2017

Solutions provider for difficult pumping applications Netzsch Pumps North America has introduced the iFD-Stator 2.0, which it says combines efficiency, economy and environmental safety in one... 

The VECO-Drive, which combines a mechanical planetary gear with a frequency controlled servo motor, reduces energy consumption by more than 2 000 MWh/y
New speed control product for pumps, compressors
16th June 2017

The first member of a new product family in the field of speed control for compressors and pumps, the VECO-Drive, combines the reliability of mechanical gears with the productivity of low-voltage,... 

GROWTH POTENTIAL While the stability, progress and growth of the mining pumps industry lies predominantly in maintaining its existing installed base, potential does exist for growth in other areas
‘Solid’ industry employing survival strategies
16th June 2017 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Independent process industry consultant Santosh Gunpath is cautiously optimistic about the future of the South African mining pumps industry. “There is no definitive direction for this sector, with... 

OLD HAT Pumping technology is fairly old, with an understanding of underlying engineering principles well entrenched, and is only expanded on when a need arises
Opportunities to be had in pumps industry
16th June 2017 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are a myriad of opportunities in the pumps industry to develop it, propel its growth and improve efficiency, avers independent process industry consultant Santosh Gunpath. A potential area of... 

Australian Pump Industries believes its experience in Australia can be applied to projects in Africa
Company aims to solve Africa’s challenges with Aussie solutions
16th June 2017

Pumps and pressure cleaners producer Australian Pump Industries, commonly known as Aussie Pumps, has been actively looking to the African continent for distribution outlets, says MD Warwick Lorenz.... 

Mechanical Rotating Solutions will be granted access to the full range of original-equipment manufactured in Germany by KSB Pumps & Valves
Pretoria company to service, supply new pumps range
16th June 2017

Mechanical seals, rotating and engineering protection, and sealing equipment supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS), situated in Pretoria, has been appointed as a service and product supplier... 

Acid ponds and dams that have become silted have serious repercussions for a mining operation
JV contract secured to desilt acid ponds
16th June 2017

Industrial pump rental service provider Integrated Pump Rental, in a joint venture (JV) with supplier and service provider of equipment to mining and allied industries EC Mining, has secured a... 

The design of the high-volume, high-head, medium- and/or high-voltage Hippo pump follows the success of the submersible slurry pump developed for export to the oil sands mines at Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada
Pump tackles acidic liquids containing solids
16th June 2017

Centurion-based pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps has introduced a high-volume, high-head, medium- and/or high-voltage range of Hippo submersible slurry pumps manufactured from specialised material... 

The pump is fully interchangeable with another market-leading brand and also shares identical dimensions and interchangeable spare parts
Solution suited to harsh African mining conditions
16th June 2017

South African vacuum and pressure equipment filters and spares supplier Air and Vacuum Technologies recommends its representee Price Pumps’ T15 and T20 air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps... 

Vortex slurry sump pumps range expanded
16th June 2017

Centurion-based pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps has expanded its range of Hippo vortex slurry sump pumps that address blockages at coal processing plants. The company points to continuous... 

KAIZER NYATSUMBA In such turbulent economic times and a challenging business environment, it is critically important for those companies which excel at what they do to get the acknowledgement and recognition that they deserve
Pumps companies among winners at awards ceremony
16th June 2017

Family-owned, Centurion-based pumps manufacturer Hazelton Pumps has walked away with the Most Innovative Award and the Best Customer Service of the Year Award – as it did in 2015 – at the third... 

The CXT UNO was developed as an economical solution for small and medium-sized businesses
New crane tailored to small, medium-sized businesses
2nd June 2017 By: Robyn Wilkinson

The South African market’s response to lifting group Konecranes’ CXT UNO wire rope hoist crane has been encouraging since its global launch in January, with Konecranes Southern Africa service,... 

Motorised trolleys on the Kito ER2 hoist will ensure smooth and precise traversing and positioning of the equipment
Hoists to improve pump installation, maintenance at Limpopo mine
2nd June 2017

Mining system solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa has secured an order for two 10 t electric chain hoists with motorised trolleys from equipment supplier Klevan Mining – Becker Mining’s... 

Thos Begbie’s Edwin Dreyer (centre) with Dekra’s Johan Gerber (right) and Martin Creamer left.
Thos Begbie’s global quality status boosted by on-the-spot Dekra
23rd May 2017 By: Martin Creamer

The same-site working relationship that Thos Begbie has established with global quality inspectorate Dekra Industrial RSA is giving the prolific exporter of copper castings a commercial edge in its... 

The Curve pumps installed at Hernic Ferrochrome operate 50% slower than the previous pumps, lowering costs while not limiting performance
New pumps range lowers costs, enhances performance at integrated ferrochrome producer
31st March 2017 By: Donna Slater

Following the launch of heavy-duty pump solutions company Pump and Abrasion Technologies’ (PAT’s) new Curve range of pumps in September 2016, a North West-based ferrochrome producer has installed... 

Goldcorp’s existing policies promote diversity in the work place
A catalyst for innovation, Goldcorp pushes the envelope on technological advances
11th March 2017 By: Henry Lazenby

Canadian gold major Goldcorp is acting as a catalyst to bring innovation into the mining industry, an industry traditionally loathe to adopt new technologies that could ultimately improve the... 

The DeZurik KSV valve is being used at high-altitude locations that require piping systems to pump slurry up or down mountains
Restructuring ahead of expected mining boom
10th March 2017 By: Victor Moolman

Valve supplier and manufacturer AR Controls is positioning itself during the lull of the prevailing commodity slump, to ride it out and take advantage of the next mining surpercycle, predicted by... 

NETZCH'S NICHE Netzsch pumps are frequently used in oil and gas plants, although the company's range also caters for other industrial and  mineral applications
Quality of equipment directly impacts safety, efficiency
3rd February 2017

As the mining industry is supported by a vast system of pumps and pipes, it is important to install pumping equipment that is capable of outlasting its intended job, thereby ensuring safety and... 

LEE VINE LEE VINE Integrated Pump Rental has benefited from a successful marketing strategy
Rental fleet demand doubles in two years
3rd February 2017 By: Nadine James

Demand for industrial pumps and dredging equipment supplier Integrated Pump Rental’s (IPR’s) rental fleet has doubled since the company’s introduction in 2014. IPR attributes this growth to its... 

AHEAD OF THE CURVE The pump's overall reliability and rapid disassembly and reassembly time are said to have wowed international audiences
International market ‘excited’ by South African technology
3rd February 2017

Heavy-duty pump solutions manufacturer and supplier Pump and Abrasion Technologies (PAT) has received a highly positive reaction to the Curve range from potential international clients, says sales... 

PREFERRED CHOICE Hippo medium-voltage submersible slurry pumps have been in operation at Canadian National Resources' Fort McMurray field since 2000
Canadian client, local manufacturer sustain 17 yr relationship
3rd February 2017

Crude oil and natural gas producer Canadian National Resources (CNR) will send two Hippo 350 kW medium-voltage submersible slurry pumps to South African pump  manufacturer Hazleton Pumps for repair... 

EXTRA PROTECTION The polymer coating's resistance to acidic and corrosive compounds, such as hydrochloric acid, make it invaluable when protecting pump components
Polymer-based elastomeric material reduces corrosion, costs
3rd February 2017 By: Nadine James

To reduce corrosion and maintenance while enhancing efficiency, pump manufacturer Mather+Platt is applying polymer-based elastomeric material to its internal pump components as well as the external... 

QUALITY PARTS, QUALITY SERVICE Customers have cited  KSB pumps performance and reliability, as well as KSB’s after-sales service as the reason for selecting the company
Product reliability, after-sales service boost company contracts
3rd February 2017

Local pumps supplier KSB Pumps & Valves has continued its strong gains in the mining sector, with several large-scale slurry pump contracts being awarded to the company in the latter half of 2016.... 

THERMODYNAMIC Thermal spray is a collection of techniques, which include high velocity oxygen fuel, plasma, flame spray and arc spray, used to apply materials to substrates
Coating solution enables improved pump efficiencies, saves costs
3rd February 2017

The application of coating technology supplier Thermaspray’s protective thermal spray coatings is claimed to reduce degradation processes on performance-critical pumps components to extend their... 

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