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Pumps News

New contracts 
for pump 

By: Eleanor Seggie     11th June 2010 Pump manufacturer Becker Alert Pumpmor is involved in a number of mining contracts to supply pumps, to both the local and international markets.  

Fault and event recording for motor protection relays

By: Eleanor Seggie     11th June 2010 Motor protection specialist NewElec has released a new pump motor protection relay that keeps a record of faults during a pump’s operation and also measures the power consumption of the pump’s motor. 

New player enters the pump market

By: Eleanor Seggie     11th June 2010 Nozzle and pump supplier Monitor Engineering (Monitor) is focusing on providing new chemical pumps to the local mining and power-generation industries imported from pump manufacturer Wanner Engineering in the US. 

Pump manufacturer to open Rustenburg branch

11th June 2010 Pump manufacturer Watson-Marlow Bredel South Africa (W-MBSA) has bought back its distribution agreement for the Rustenburg/Thabazimbi area in North West province from holding company Walter Becker South Africa, a member of the international Becker Mining Systems Group. 

Supplier starts 
manufacturing pumps locally

11th June 2010 Pumps and spares for original South African and UK pumps are now locally manufactured by pumps and products supplier Mather+Platt South Africa, under the leadership of JSE-listed industrial engineering holding company PSV Holdings.  

New reconditioning facility for pump seals opens

11th June 2010 To enhance its range of seals for pumps and other applications, industrial consumables and engineering firm Bearing Man Goup (BMG) has introduced a new reconditioning facility for mechanical seals.  

New pumpsets target market demands

11th June 2010 Pump manufacturer Pioneer Pump introduced three new pumpsets this year, which will further enhance its range of vacuum-assisted self-priming centrifugal pumps and can be used in mining applications.  

Ceramic pump impellers reduce costs

11th June 2010 Specialist manufacturer of high-density and alumina ceramics Multotec Wear Linings, part of the Multotec group, offers a range of ceramic impellers for slurry pumps in the coal, andalusite, platinum and other related industries.  

New technology to slash gold miner's energy bill by up to 70%

By: Jonathan Faurie     16th April 2010 Diversified engineering company Turbo Air will achieve a proposed maximum of 70% energy saving through the instillation of unique technology for a major gold-mining group, reports the company. The installation of the equipment is due to start in the coming weeks. 

Pump manufacturer reports promising outlook for 2010

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     5th February 2010 Peristaltic pump manufacturer Watson-Marlow Bredel (W-M) reports that the company was left nearly unaffected by the 2009 economic downturn and, instead, saw a 3% to 4% increase in turnover. 

Customised material increases wear life

5th February 2010 Slurry equipment specialists Weir Mineral Africa’s Warman AH range of heavy-duty pumps is the recognised and accepted range of slurry pumps for mining engineers in Africa. 

Tough pumps for heavy-duty applications

5th February 2010 Severe duty applications call for tough pumps which offer above average wear life. The Warman MC pump, engineered using hard alloy and elastomer technology, can easily manage the large size particles in dense abrasive slurries and harsh mining applications. 

Practical pump 
protection for 
all applications

5th February 2010 Motor protection specialist NewElec has introduced the UCR 80 undercurrent protection relay, which complements existing protection where overloading protection is already available for a pump. 

Namibia mine water
pipeline on stream

5th February 2010 Construction of the pipeline which will carry desalinated water 48 km across the Namib desert from the Atlantic coast to uranium miner UraMin’s Trekkopje uranium mine, is pushing ahead on schedule, with all three pump stations nearing completion. 

Chopper pump stops 
blockages, reduces down time

5th February 2010 Blockages in wastewater transport applications can cause extensive downtime and impact on downstream processes, often bringing plants to a standstill while sumps are cleared. 

Three-year pump maintenance contract signed

5th February 2010 Specialist provider of slurry processing equipment Weir Minerals Africa of Witbank has secured a pump replacement contract with State-owned power utility company Eskom’s Duvha power station which covers the refurbishment, supply and exchange of ash pumps as and when required. 

Japanese quality is competitively priced

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     5th February 2010 A high-quality submersible pump, manufactured in Japan, is being sold and marketed throughout Sub-Saharan Africa by pump supplier Tsurumi Pumps South Africa. 

Groundwater pumping, reliability on the rise

5th February 2010 Although clean and safe water is always the first priority, cost efficiency is a parameter that is of pressing concern for water suppliers and their stakeholders. 

Concrete pump manufacturer sees turnaround in 2010 

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     5th February 2010 Concrete pump manufacturer Putzmeister South Africa (PMSA) CEO Ludwig Geyser tells Mining Weekly that, during 2009, the company, like many others, experienced a decrease in turnover of nearly 50% despite the build-up to major events such as the construction of the 2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums and... 

Pump manufacturer opens its 2010 training academy year

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     5th February 2010 Multinational pump manufacturer for engineering and mining solutions Grundfos South Africa opened its 2010 student training academy programme last month. 

Foundry group casts 
for Sulzer at Kusile

27th November 2009 Foundry group Steloy Castings has received another multimillion-rand order from South African pump manufacturer Sulzer Pumps South Africa for the supply of chrome steel components for the pumps for State-owned utility Eskom’s new 4 800-MW Kusile power station, in Mpumalanga province. 

Group obtains quality certifications

By: Carla Thomaz     27th November 2009 As part of its ongoing commitment to quality, manufacturer of engineered products Sulzer South Africa’s Hydromining and Pump companies have recently obtained their ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications. 

Bumper year for local entity

By: Carla Thomaz     27th November 2009 Despite the current global economic downturn, manufacturer of engineered products Sulzer South Africa has been awarded a number of prestigious contracts. 

Proudly serving industry for 175 years

By: Carla Thomaz     27th November 2009 Global technology corporation Sulzer is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, after proudly serving the global industry for this length of time. 

Project Samba bearing fruit

By: Carla Thomaz     27th November 2009 Local pump manufacturer Sulzer Pumps South Africa has been awarded the contract for three large bare shaft vertical pumps for pump manufacturer Sulzer Pumps Brazil as part of its project Samba, a formal programme between the two companies to create synergies between the two countries.


Operation reconciliation

By: Carla Thomaz     27th November 2009 The current global economic downturn has led to a shift in local pump manufacturer Sulzer Pumps’ five-year strategy away from growth and towards sustainability. 

New order for Medupi 
power station

27th November 2009 Global drive component specialist, Voith Turbo, has received an order from pump manufacturer Sulzer for the supply of Vorecon drives to State-owned power utility Eskom’s Medupi power station.


Compressor-primed pumps seen as playing major role in mine dewatering

By: Julian Kraft     6th November 2009 International solution provider, manufacturer and supplier of auto-primed pumps, Sykes Group, of Australia, established a presence in South Africa to market its compressor and vacuum-primed pumps throughout Southern Africa, mainly for use in the dewatering of open-pit mines. 

Upgraded pump equals 
safer mining environment

28th August 2009 Auto prime pump manufacturer Sykes South Africa believes that underground mining needs a safer, more reliable and a more cost-effective method of removing water from the drilling face. 

New condensate pump ensures reliability

28th August 2009 Diversified engineering and instrumentation company Spirax Sarco has introduced a new pump for the removal of condensate from steam systems. The pump is capable of pumping up to 18 000 kg/h in rapid-cycling process environments under elevated pressure and temperature conditions.  

Electric power pump 
ideal for high-pressure 

28th August 2009 Simplex hydraulic and mechanical equipment, exclusively distributed by diversified engineering company Becker Engineering, which is part of the Becker group of companies, has introduced a range of electric power pumps designed for high-pressure mining maintenance applications. 

Pump manufacturer to expand 
distributor network

28th August 2009 Pump manufacturer Tsurumi Pumps is to expand its distributor network and increase its market share in Africa’s mines. 

Control panel reduces down time, saves costs

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th August 2009 With the continued need to reduce unscheduled downtime and increase the meantime between pump failures, mines are looking at pump installations that include the pump and a customised control panel says pump supplier ITT Water & Wastewater (ITT) dewatering manager Klint Bawden. 

Merger has positive 
outcome for pumps 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th August 2009 Specialist provider of slurry processing equipment Weir Warman Africa (WWA) says that, despite the economic downturn, the company has not compromised on its service to customers or its product range. 

Pumps supplied to vanadium extraction operation

28th August 2009 Diversified mining company Xstrata Alloys vanadium extraction operation Rhombus Vanadium (Rhovan) has installed a new pump at the operation’s precipitation plant. 

Pump manufacturer 
enters Russian market

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th August 2009 South African slurry pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps believes that pumps play a significant role in the mining process, as pumps assist most underground mines owing to the incapacitating factor water brings to the mining process. 

Pump copes with debris without blocking

28th August 2009 There are clear pollution guidelines for dealing with industrial effluent, but complying with these regulations can be hindered by the notorious unreliability of the pumps used in the waste disposal process. 

Fasteners company expands local footprint

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th June 2009 Stockist of stainless steel fasteners in the Western Cape Boltfast is planning to expand its footprint to other regions in South Africa.  

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