8 Questions to Ask Yourself When You Pump Slurry in the Mining Industry

Mining 8 Questions

In this whitepaper 8 powerful pump questions are asked which have proven to be the key factor in making the right choice. 

  • the selection process is made clear and understandable
  • How much will the pump cost in the long run? 
  • Can the same pump be used in more then one place?
    Read what these possibilities entail and how you can approach these important questions!

Pumping Mining Slurries with a Peristaltic Pump

Less Water 

Hose pumps can circulate slurry SGs of 1.6 to 1.8 or up to 80% solid content.  The traditional centrifugal pump loses efficiency when the slurry SG reaches 1.3 or 30% solids. With this limitation, slurry pumps have significant process water demands: on a plant processing 75 tonnes of ore per hour, and at 65% solids. Every time a hose pump replaces a process slurry pump, it saves over 1,100 million litres of water annually because of the slurry pump’s inefficiency. On the same duty, the hose pump requires less than 25% of the process water of a slurry pump.

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Less Power

On the same 75 ore tonnes per hour plant, on thickener underflow duty at full flow, a VF125 hose pump absorbs around 35 kW whereas a slurry pump needs over 70kW: a saving of over 50%. This directly translates into reduced electrical requirements. Power rationing is a concern for many established mines, on new developments the infrastructure costs to import power can be considerable and can even cause significant delays and generate considerable non-mining environmental opposition.

There is also a significant economic case – in the above example, the hose pump reduced annual operating power demand by over 210 MWh.

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Less Space

Peristaltic Pumps Increase Downline Efficiency and Reduce Overall Plant Size
Pulp density is critical to optimum plant performance, an increased solid content can reduce the number of post thickening filter stages, saving on the initial capital cost and reducing the footprint of mineral processing operation.




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  • Questions to help you make the right choice
  • Aimed specifically on the mining industry
  • How to make the most out of your pumps

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