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What Do I Do with My White Iron Scraps?

 

It may be comforting to know that if your slurry pump breaks down, GIW Industries has your back. Our team of service techs can help you repair or replace your equipment. But what happens to the scrap that gets left behind?

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

How Does Slurry Cause Friction Losses?

 

On a day-to-day basis, slurry pump operators need to consider a range of critical factors, from particle size and flow rate to concentration and part wear. Among these is the phenomenon of pipe friction loss due to solids, which if not accounted for can affect the..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

How Are All Our Pumps Related?

 

With so many product lines and acronyms, it can seem as though all of the pumps produced by GIW Industries Inc. are a bit random. However, our products are more related than you may realize. Each pump is a unique part of a giant family tree and, like any family, we have all..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

5 Slurry Pump Hacks You Need to Know

It seems like a hack exists for everything these days. From a quicker way to wash your car to unusual ways to remove wood scuffs, there’s a shortcut for doing just about all your everyday chores better, faster, or cheaper. What about at work, though? If you’re pumping slurry,..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

What Happens When You Combine Slurry Pumps and Baby Powder?

It may sound like an odd pairing, but baby powder and your slurry pumps actually have a lot in common.

Talcum powder acts as a dry lubricant and can absorb moisture, oils, and odors. These properties make it an important ingredient in baby powders, foot powders, first-aid..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

10 Must-Haves to Look For in Your Slurry Pump Service Partner

When selecting a technical service partner, it can be tempting to rush and choose the first company that turns up — or skip the partnership altogether and keep services in-house. However, in addition to salary and benefits expenses for in-house service technicians, hasty..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

How Does GIW Analyze Customer Pumping Problems?

Few spaces in the slurry pumping industry are as innovative and well-known as GIW Industries Inc.’s Hydraulic Lab. This large-scale testing facility is equipped for testing pump performance and optimizing slurry systems. Of course, this state-of-the art laboratory benefits..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

Clogged Slurry Pipeline? Learn How to Prevent Sanding

Are you experiencing issues with your slurry pipeline? Your system may be delivering insufficient tonnage, or your flow rates may be lower than you’d like. A range of factors could be responsible for these pipeline troubles, but a significant one to watch for is slurry..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

Top 6 Causes of Slurry Pump Problems

If you’re a slurry pump operator, problems like leakage, overheating, and system inefficiencies may keep you up at night. Such pumping system issues are often more complex and expensive than you might realize. In fact, over 80% of all pumping problems have to do with the..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

How Do I Prevent Slurry Pump Abrasion and Corrosion?

In the long run, nothing is as crucial to slurry pump design as wear life. On any given day, countless particles and chemicals within slurry can wear down pump parts and negatively affect performance. The two phenomena most responsible for everyday wear impact on pump part..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

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