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ScatPump by PumpEng in use at a Lithium Mine

Lithium Processing Plant Uses ScatPumps to Reduce Pump Maintenance

Stewart Bailey is the Area Manager – Process Infrastructure for Altura. The company is on track for the commissioning of its lithium processing plant in the Pilbara. In this interview, Steward discusses deploying the ScatPump slurry submersible pumps to replace existing pumps that were struggling to handle the operating conditions. Can you describe your operation?…

Haultruck Gold Mining Open Cut

How A WA Gold Miner Selected Its Dewatering Pumps

This is an interview with the Adam Dardha, Electrical & Dewatering Coordinator,  Agnew Gold Mine Australasia. Adam discusses a recent trial of dewatering pumps. He talks about his experience with the PumpEng dewatering pumps that are now installed on site. How do you describe your operation? We run an underground gold mine here. We use…

Underground Mining Subermsible Pump Western Australia

50% More Life from PumpEng MetalVest™ High Head Pump

This is an interview with the Electrical Superintendent of a West Australian underground mining contractor. He is using forty PumpEng pumps across four different mining sites. Here is his feedback on the performance of the 37-kilowatt MetalVest™High Head Pump and Raptor® as well as PumpEng customer service and product life. What were the problems you…

Nickel Mining Dewatering Pump

PumpEng Reducing Mine Dewatering Pump Replacement From 12 to 4 Per Year

In this interview, the Pumps Manager for a large West Australian underground nickel mine discusses his experience changing over to use PumpEng Raptor pumps. How would you describe your role? I manage the underground dewatering pump systems used in our underground nickel mine. What issues were you experiencing with your previous pump provider? They were…

Here Comes The JetGuard

A Quick Look At Why JetGuard Is So Good

Do you find it hard to get time to read all the technical material you’d like to? In this Information Age, we have access to a lot more data. Ironically it is coming to us in such quantity that we are often too busy to take it in. There also seems to be a significant…

Innovation New Mining Manager Generation

New Generation of Miners Bring The Smarts Onboard

We are starting to see a new generation of mining managers taking a fresh broom to mining procurement. Historically mining procurement was always driven by the bottom line of the spreadsheet. The cheapest product would win the contract because the priority was all about keeping line item costs down. Lately, we’ve been noticing a different…

Dewatering Pump Failure Mine

Reducing Dewatering Pump Failure In Underground Gold Mines

In this interview, a project supervisor talks about the issues he has experienced with the dewatering pumps in underground gold mining. He discusses how those problems were solved and the cost saving that strategy represents. How do you describe your operation? We are an underground gold mine. We’ve got some water to manage. We use…

New_Mining_Equipment_Autonomous

New Equipment Needed as Mining Operations Change

Mining companies are changing how they operate, and this will create demand for equipment designed specifically for the new conditions. Move Toward Brownfield Sites Currently, for a mine to go from greenfields explorational to an operational site producing income, can take as long as ten to fifteen years. Sometimes even longer. Before rigs can start…

Mine Stabilisation Shotcrete

Global Travel Summary – Canada

I’ve just come back from meetings with people from the mining industry in Canada. I notice that Shotcrete is widely used in underground mining and appears to be regarded as the ground support system of the future. The opinions that were shared with me suggested that Shotcrete increases production, potentially because mining teams can get…

Submersible Pump Clogged by Shotcrete Fibre - Impeller Detail

JetGuard Pump Is Frontline Defence for Mine Pump Systems

Yesterday I was inspecting a client’s underground mining site to find out more about the impact of Shotcrete fibres on their operation. I saw evidence that Shotcrete fibre mixed with wastewater has the potential to damage equipment well beyond the submersible dewatering pump. In particular, I saw helical rotor screens fitted to the hoppers to…