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Slurry Pump Lubrication: Choosing the Best Oil for the Job

It’s a common-sense fact: Lubrication plays a vital role in the function and longevity of any pump. However, users often overlook the type of oil used.

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Topics: GIW, Slurry Pump

Reading Slurry Pump Performance Curves Like a Pro

One of the best ways to determine a pump’s capabilities is by looking at a pump performance curve. When read properly, this graph can tell you the exact flow rate and pressure at which your pump should be running for maximum efficiency. Combined with a system curve, which..

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands

Catastrophic Slurry Pump Cavitation — and How to Avoid It

Are you struggling with your centrifugal slurry pump? Maybe you’re dealing with serious pump damage, ranging from pump housing failure to impeller destruction. Perhaps you’re baffled by excess energy usage. Or, possibly most obvious of all, you could be hearing distinct..

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands

How to Increase System Efficiencies in Multiple Pump Startup

Whether you’re moving tailings a long distance or working in a demanding mill circuit application, chances are good you’ll be relying on more than one pump to get the job done. Installing a series of slurry pumps can eradicate high flow and high head issues, and it also..

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands

How Can I Prepare My Pumps for Cold Winter Weather?

Winter is coming; are your pumps ready? Here are the steps you should take to ensure your pumps are primed for even the harshest conditions.

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands

Is My Pump Operating at Its Optimum Rate?

If you’re struggling with the wear life of your pump’s parts, you may not be operating optimally. Use these tips to boost your efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. 

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands

You Don't Have to Sacrifice High Efficiency for Reliability

The development engineers at KSB have not only improved the operating reliability of the proven waste water hydraulic systems but also increased the pump’s hydraulic efficiency. KSB introduces the new generation KRT with the new Max impellers.
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Topics: Wastewater

Boiler Feed Water Pump Local Instrumentation - Necessity or Nuisance?

Anyone remember the old cars of the 1950’s and 1960’s? They all pretty much came equipped with an ammeter, an oil pressure gauge, a water temperature gauge as well as a speedometer and a fuel level gauge. Then came the 70’s, 80’s, even the 90’s and turn of the century cars,..
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Topics: Energy

Variable Frequency Drive in Wastewater Treatment Stations

Topics: Wastewater

Part 3 of the Series on Global Wastewater Challenges

Operating a wastewater facility is no easy task in today’s world. There are many challenges that owners / operators face, including sewage composition, water consumption, and an aging infrastructure. In the case of sewage composition, the composition of wastewater can be very..

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Topics: Wastewater

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