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What Are Lifting Devices and Why Do I Need One?

Choosing the proper GIW Industries Inc. pump based on your needs is only the first step toward achieving enhanced operational efficiency. Finding and incorporating equipment necessary for installation and maintenance come next. Lifting devices are high on that list, necessary..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

Best Method for Pump Shaft Sleeve Removal

GIW Industries Inc. pumps are integral to mining operations and proper pump maintenance is always a top priority. The key to maintaining any complex machinery is being proactive rather than reactive. That’s why shaft sleeves and their maintenance are so essential to slurry..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

How Do I Tighten Mechanical Seals in My Pumps?

While many centrifugal slurry pump owners choose expellers or stuffing boxes over mechanical seals, mechanical seals can offer significant savings if maintained correctly. They eliminate the need for gland water that stuffing boxes require, minimizing water consumption and..

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Topics: Tech Tips, GIW, Oil Sands

6 Steps to Properly Pack Your Stuffing Box for Prolonged Pump Life

Equipment retention is a critical aspect in maintaining any piece of machinery. But knowing the right steps and the right tools you need to keep your equipment functioning properly can get tricky. When it comes to centrifugal slurry pump maintenance, a stuffing box is the..

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Topics: Tech Tips, GIW, Oil Sands

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

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