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Smart ScatPump Mini Performs Well In Heavy Water

Graeme Maxwell has worked as a drainage specialist for forty years including several years running his own drainage business. For the last five years, he has been engaged by the City of Cockburn as Leading Hand Drainer in charge of all drainage works in the Shire. In this interview, Graeme describes his experience deploying PumpEng…

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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…

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Architectural Use of Shotcrete – Factors to Consider

By Matthew Hicks Matthew Hicks has been in the shotcrete and ground engineering business for the past twenty-five years. He has been an active Australian Shotcrete Society committee member for the last fifteen years. Matthew is a co-author of the AUSS Guide to Shotcreting in Australia. He is also the co-founder and Managing Director of…

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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…

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The Adoption of Shotcrete in Australian Underground Mining

Over two decades, the use of Shotcrete in underground mining has grown rapidly in Australia due to its effectiveness in tunnel stabilisation. As the use of Shotcrete has increased, the industry has learned and improved. This article reviews the history of Shotcrete use in underground mines in Australia. It explores the early drivers, the challenges,…

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Why Shotcrete Testing Is Critical

Shotcrete Testing By Warren Mahoney Shotcrete testing is important because it ensures that the Shotcrete you are delivering is meeting the specification and will do the job the technical engineer has designed it to do. You need to ensure that you are supplying to that standard as a concrete producer and also as an applicator.…

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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…

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Underground Mining Drilling

Mining Supply Co-ordinator Says JetGuard Pump “By Far the Best I’ve Ever Seen”

In this interview, a Supply Co-ordinator for a West Australian underground mine discusses switching to PumpEng as the supplier for underground submersible dewatering pumps. He also gives feedback on a recent trial of the JetGuard pump. What were the problems you were having with the old submersible pumps? We weren’t getting significant life out of…

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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…

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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…

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