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How Can I Read or Correct a Water Curve for My Specific Slurry Properties?

Pump performance curves help slurry pump owners and operators select their pumps and operate them optimally. How can pump owners calculate their slurry performance curves, and should they be able to read water curves manually?

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

Why Can’t I Remove My Impeller from My Pump Shaft?

Since impellers are high-wearing slurry pump components, owners and operators need to maintain and remove impellers from their pump shafts when shaft sleeves or the impellers themselves require repairs or replacement. In fact, maintenance is of special importance as the..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

Which Type of Slurry Pump Is Best for My Application?

What’s in your slurry? When it comes to choosing the right slurry pump for your application, you have a few options to choose from. Learn more about slurry pump types, what materials suit each pump best, and how to find the right type.

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Topics: Tech Tips, GIW, Oil Sands

What Slurry Pump Maintenance Can I Perform — and When Should I Call the Experts?

Like so many other machines, slurry pumps require regular maintenance to function optimally and reliably. Without proper care, pumps can suffer catastrophic failures, which can result in unscheduled repairs, potential injury, and facility downtime. Even if they don’t fail,..

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Topics: Tech Tips, GIW, Oil Sands

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

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