Five new pumps supplied to Limpopo platinum mine

15th September 2017

Supplier of mining system solutions Becker Mining South Africa has supplied five hydro solids (HS) slurry pumps to a new furnace slag granulation process plant at a platinum mine in Limpopo ahead of schedule.

Becker Mining South Africa platinum division sales head Rick Jacobs explains that the contract comprised the manufacture of two 8" × 8" to 12" HS pumps with V-belt drives clockwise (C/W) 160 kW motors and three 6" × 6" to 18" HS pumps with V-belt drives C/W 90 kW motors.

“These robust pumps have been designed for optimum efficiency, low maintenance and extended service life in harsh operating conditions,” he says, pointing out that the heavy-duty, hardened chrome iron construction of the wet end of the HS pumps series significantly increases service life.

“The pumps have a recessed impeller that allows large abrasive materials to pass through the pump without damaging the impeller, thereby extending the pump life and service intervals, owing to reducing wear.”

Jacobs also highlights that the HS pumps range from the company offers flexible drive arrangements, from direct drives to various V-belt drives, with the vertical spindle range of pumps being manufactured in different sizes with various shaft lengths to suit customers’ specific requirements.

The company’s HS pumps range includes four models – HS horizontal-type pumps, VHS vertical-type pumps, PVS vertical-type pumps and HTMS submersible pumps. The pumps are also available in various sizes ranging from 50 mm to 203 mm units.