May 1, 2013
Keep your operation dry with an assortment of pumps for the market.
By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief
Weir Minerals says its new line of Multiflo dewatering pumps can be modified to handle the largest open mine pits with the harshest water conditions. According to the company, two of the units — the MF-90V high-flow pump and the MF210MV high-head pump — can be custom built to suit any mine-specific application, ensuring top performance and improving productivity.
Weir Minerals | www.weirminerals.com
Thompson’s JSC Series Solids Handling Enviroprime pump is made of heavy-duty cast-iron construction, and can dry-prime and re-prime automatically. The portable line features pumps that range from 3 to 18 inches and are designed for high flows to 11,000 gallons per minute, maximum heads to 660 feet, and up to 255 psi. These end-suction centrifugal pumps can handle solids up to 4 inches and are available coupled to EPA Tier-compliant engines or electric motors.
Thompson Pump | www.thompsonpump.com
Subaru Trash Pumps are centrifugal-type pumps available with 2-, 3-, and 4-inch discharge outlets. Powered by a Subaru overhead cam or overhead valve gasoline engine, they can deliver volumes of 185 to 528 gallons per minute. The feature a cast-iron volute and three-blade impeller, as well as a replaceable wear plate, to ensure long life and low maintenance.
Subaru Industrial Power Products | www.subarupower.com
Piranha industrial duty dewatering pumps are available in a variety of models ranging from 1 to 45 horsepower with flows up to 1,800 gallons per minute and heads to 450 feet. These pumps are constructed of silicon carbide mechanical seals for abrasion resistance, aircraft quality aluminum body for reduced weight and portability, hardened stainless steel impeller and shaft, rubber lined casing, and thermal overload motor protection.
Piranha Pumps & Dredges | www.pirahnapump.com
Xylem Dewatering Solutions (formerly Godwin Pumps) says its Heidra submersible pumps are compact, self-contained pumps with dry-running capabilities. The HS80HH has a 3-inch hydraulic top-discharging pump and a diesel-drive power pack. It has a variable speed diesel engine and head requirements up to 450 gallons per minute with 325 feet of total dynamic head with a simple throttle adjustment.
Xylem Dewatering Solutions | www.godwinpumps.com
ITT Goulds Pumps’ XHD Extra Heavy Duty Lined Slurry Pump was designed for the toughest slurry applications. It can be maintained even as it runs and is said to feature more accessible and adjustable components than other slurry pumps. It is available in capacities up to 13,000 gallons per minute and heads up to 280 feet.
ITT Goulds Pumps | www.gouldspumps.com
Gorman-Rupp Prime Aire Plus pumps employ the same venturi/compressor priming system as the Prime Aire line. The compressor is integral on the engine version and a shelf mount design on the electric units. The pump offers increased head, flow, and enhanced maintenance features, including externally adjustable running clearances, integral seal oil chamber, and ductile iron body and impeller. An available fuel level monitoring system on IT4 engine packages prevents running out of fuel.
Gorman-Rupp | www.GRpumps.com
The HH160i PowerPrime pump from Rain for Rent is designed to produce discharge heads for mining and dewatering projects. The fuel-efficient, 6-inch pump handles solids up to 1.5 inches in diameter with flows up to 2,800 gallons per minute and heads up to 460 feet.
Rain for Rent | www.rainforrent.com
Griffin Pump & Equipment’s stainless steel submersible pumps are said to have the ability to withstand corrosive environments. They are available in trash, axial flow, and material handling models in sizes of 4- to 24-inches. Designed for heavy-duty dewatering and solids handling pump applications, they handle volumes of water up to 20,000 gallons per minute and head conditions up to 180 feet.
Griffin Pump & Equipment | www.griffinpump.com