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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

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

Catastrophic Slurry Pump Cavitation — and How to Avoid It

Are you struggling with your centrifugal slurry pump? Maybe you’re dealing with serious pump damage, ranging from pump housing failure to impeller destruction. Perhaps you’re baffled by excess energy usage. Or, possibly most obvious of all, you could be hearing distinct..

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands

How to Increase System Efficiencies in Multiple Pump Startup

Whether you’re moving tailings a long distance or working in a demanding mill circuit application, chances are good you’ll be relying on more than one pump to get the job done. Installing a series of slurry pumps can eradicate high flow and high head issues, and it also..

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands

How Can I Prepare My Pumps for Cold Winter Weather?

Winter is coming; are your pumps ready? Here are the steps you should take to ensure your pumps are primed for even the harshest conditions.

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands

Is My Pump Operating at Its Optimum Rate?

If you’re struggling with the wear life of your pump’s parts, you may not be operating optimally. Use these tips to boost your efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. 

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Topics: GIW, Oil Sands

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