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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: GIW, Oil Sands, Mining

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: GIW, Oil Sands, Mining

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: GIW, Oil Sands, Mining

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: GIW, Oil Sands, Mining

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: GIW, Oil Sands, Mining

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: GIW, Oil Sands, Mining

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: GIW, Oil Sands, Mining

Slurry Pumps vs. Water Pumps: Why Do I Need A Slurry Pump?

When it comes to slurry transportation, familiarity with pumps and their parts is par for the course. However, it’s also important to understand what goes into each element of slurry transport. That understanding starts with a few basic questions: “What’s the difference..

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands, Mining

What’s in a Pump? Centrifugal Slurry Pump Designs and Parts

Are you dealing with an underperforming pump? Are you trying to decide which centrifugal slurry pump will best meet your growing facility’s needs? When it’s time to replace parts or select a new pump, operation managers have many choices — and they go far beyond the basic..

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands, Mining

How to Match Pump Part Life with Maintenance Cycles

High-performing centrifugal slurry pumps are vital to your operation’s success. The parts you supply those pumps with are even more important since they ensure your pumps operate at optimal efficiency. Without quality parts, pumps can suffer and require increased maintenance..

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands, Mining

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