Every good pump operator understands the importance of a functional and regularly maintained stuffing box. When working properly, the stuffing box separates rotating and non-rotating parts within the pump shaft and prevents slurry leakage. Less commonly understood, however,..Read More
Pump Fundamentals Blog
Q: We're seeing the appearance of small cracks in our suction liner and impeller. The wear is unusual and seems premature. What's going on?Read More
What question does GIW hear most often from customers? Hands down, it’s this one: "What does LSA stand for?"
The LSA acronym's current meaning (and the one many readers might know) is "Low Maintenance, Severe Duty, Abrasion Resistant." The original meaning is a bit more..Read More
Water hammer is just one of many phenomena that can turn a normal day of slurry pumping into a nightmare. Since the consequences of water hammer can be severe, pump operators must understand what it is, how it occurs, and how to avoid it.Read More
At GIW Industries, Inc., we help our customers tackle some of the most complex pumping challenges every day. Although many problems make themselves known during the pumping process, others arise when the pump isn’t running or isn’t even assembled. One customer came to us with..Read More
To answer this question, we spoke with Reab Berry, former Head of Global Mining Training and Development for GIW Industries, Inc.
“There’s a particle size that’s well-known in the slurry transport industry as the Murphian particle size,” Mr. Berry says. “In the world of..Read More
GIW Industries, Inc. pump parts come in all shapes and sizes. Not knowing how to move them properly can complicate processes such as installation and removal. Improper transport procedures also risk damage to the pump or its operators. To ensure safety and avoid damage, you..Read More
When it comes to your everyday pumping questions, the answers aren’t always easy to find. Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of solutions to some commonly asked questions GIW Industries, Inc. technicians have received over the years.Read More
While GIW Industries, Inc.’s pumps help our customers succeed every day, some materials can break down over time — either from misuse or from contact with abrasive or corrosive materials. One customer recently experienced a leak that resulted from a worn shaft sleeve. Here’s..Read More
Q: Can I reduce pump wear if I install a larger pump?
A: The simple answer is probably not. You can actually increase pump wear if your pump is too large for your particular application.
"This answer seems counterintuitive to many people when they hear it," notes Reab Berry,..Read More