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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

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: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

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: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

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: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

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

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