Slurry pumps are commonly found in mines where movement of mineral ores suspended in water are transferred or washed. They are also found in waste water facilities & industry where abrasive fluids are used.
These pumps are often constructed from white irons or internally lined with elastomers to reduce wear caused from abrasion. They typically use impellers with a reduced number of vanes, large internal ports to prevent chokes & operate at lower speeds to reduce abrasion.
Extremely wear resistant
Easy maintenance & simplified stripping
Extremely heavy Duty
Wear parts easily obtained & good range of aftermarket suppliers
Low efficiencies, high running costs
Complicated sealing technologies
Expensive spare parts
Common brands serviced include;
Pioneer, Gorman Rupp, Varisco, Flygt, Goulds, ITT, KSB, Keto, Total Pump Group, Slurrytech, Warman, Wilfley, Metso, Flowserve, Remko, Suoto, Griffin, Cornell, Titan, Phoenix, Berkeley, Wacker Neuson, Hisco, Summit Pumps, Godwin, Xylem, Ebara, Maxflo pumps, Gator Pumps