Tomorrows mining and mineral processing industry has a significant responsibility to care for the environment. Across ore extraction methods through metal crushing and tailing handling, our duty is provide longevity to your operations through smart, sustainable and efficient technologies.
To ensure the environmental and operational safety of your mining operations, it is essential that your processing equipment is engineered to the finest tolerances. Our equipment has been developed to provide accuracy across mineral processing applications.
Our technologies are robust, scalable and diverse, providing solutions across precious metal mining applications. With our peristaltic technology, we provide accurate chemicals dosing at critical stages of recovery such as flotation. In more rugged, heavy duty applications—such as abrasive sludge and slurry transfer—we deliver water savings across your heavy duty pumping equipment.
On average, water savings of 71% can be achieved in comparison with typical centrifugal pumps.
Water use (and re-use) is critical element of the mining sector’s global commitment to minimising its environmental impact. Mines must assess the impact of their operations on local water quantity and quality to retain a license to operate.
Peristaltic hose pumps can handle very high solids-content slurries and paste, but also, because they do not have seals they don’t require water for flushing, providing significant water savings to mine operators.
These water saving features are detailed in the latest updated mining white paper which can be downloaded here.
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The nature of abrasive, high-solids and chemical content pumping challenges conventional pumps in many open pit operations. Peristaltic pumps deliver significant advantages for safely pumping abrasive slurries and difficult fluids in mineral extraction processes such as dewatering and heap leaching.
- No moving parts in contact with the product
- Reduced downtime and lower maintenance costs
- Self-priming and can run dry without the need for protection
- Significantly lower water consumption compared to other pumps
Transferring product with 40-80% solids content, or strong acidity, creates problems for diaphragm, centrifugal and other pump types. The only wear part of a peristaltic pump is the hose or tube, which can be rapidly replaced in-situ, without any requirement for special tools.
The unique design of our rugged process pumps for mining overcome the challenges of thickener underflow, concentrate filter feed, tailings transfer and chemical metering, significantly cutting maintenance requirements, thereby lowering the total cost of ownership.