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What’s the Difference Between Settling and Non-Settling Slurries?

 

When it comes to efficient slurry pumping, understanding how the solids within a slurry behave is very important. Depending on the particle size, distribution, concentration, and character of solids, the slurry can be either “settling” or “non-settling.” Non-settling..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

Why Do Slurry Pumps Experience High Wear at Low Flow Rates?

 

If you’re an experienced slurry pump operator, you’re aware of some of the reasons for high rates of pump wear — which can negatively affect pump performance over time. Although slurry characteristics such as particle size and concentration may first come to mind, an..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

How Can I Determine if My Bearing Assembly Requires Breathers?

 

If you own or have ever seen an older pump’s bearing assembly, you’re probably familiar with the old oil breather. If this is the case, you may be surprised or confused when you see a GIW® Minerals pump that doesn’t have one.

That’s because GIW bearing assemblies no longer..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

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

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