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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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PumpEng Post Exchange

The ScatPump Exchange Program

The PumpEng ScatPump exchange program saves our clients money and downtime on site. It also saves them spending on onsite labour needed to fix broken pumps. How It Works A client has a pump that breaks; they usually have a back-up which they put in the pit. They send the pump needing repair down to…

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All About PumpEng Free Trial Offer

Doing your research on submersible pumps using technical specs and theory can be hard work. There’s nothing quite like putting a pump to work and seeing how it performs in practice. We are confident about how our pumps operate in the field, so PumpEng is for a limited time offering a free trial for our…

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Scatpump Review Gold Mine Plant Pump

ScatPump Performance Reviewed In Gold Mining Trial

This is an interview with the Maintenance Superintendent for a gold plant about the recent trial of PumpEng ScatPumps on in his plant. Q. How do you describe your operation? We’re just a standard gold plant. We crush the rocks to pour in gold. Q. What were the problems you were having with your old…

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Tough Submersible Pumps For The World

We’ve just launched a new look for PumpEng, in parallel with our company’s expansion into overseas markets. We started out designing pump parts for Australian conditions. As we’ve grown, we’ve come to realise that the problems we are solving don’t just apply in Australia, they apply in the USA, Canada, South Africa and other countries…

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PumpEng Performance Lifetime

Pump Performance – Lifetime vs Day One

PumpEng Managing Director Paul Meneghel discusses his experience of pump performance and how it has influenced the way PumpEng products are rated. The performance of a pump over its lifetime is a lot more important than its Day One performance, and I’d like to explain why. A dewatering pump that gives an impressive performance on…

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