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.