Pump “snoring” or “snore state” refers to a pump’s continuous operation despite the absence of liquid. Many pumping operations have collection tanks designed to capture runoff or wash-down liquid and solids. A pump is used to remove that slurry before it overflows into the..Read More
Pump Fundamentals Blog
In general, the practice of “pumping through” an idle pump should be avoided. Energy is wasted and the wetted parts of the pump will still wear out, in some cases faster than a normally operating pump, due to the undesirable flow patterns caused by pumping through. In cases..Read More
At GIW, we are committed to going the extra mile when it comes to sharing our pumping expertise with customers and industry professionals. That’s why, for more than 40 years, we have hosted training courses on topics in slurry transport and pump maintenance. Our intensive..Read More
This question is surprisingly common. Most people think of pipelines as running horizontally, but many GIW Industries, Inc. customers who pump ore need to move their material from the ground floor up three or four stories to a cyclone or other process operation.Read More
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
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