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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

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

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

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