Mine pump de­liv­ers

The Australian Mining Review - - COMPANIES GEARING UP -

THE ever-chang­ing site to­pog­ra­phy at a mine presents a unique de­wa­ter­ing chal­lenge. Sub­mersible pumps of­fer a flex­i­ble so­lu­tion with a num­ber of cost sav­ing ad­van­tages in terms of installation, main­te­nance and su­per­vi­sion.

“Mov­ing wa­ter ef­fi­ciently to main­tain pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity, es­pe­cially af­ter a flood event, needs a ro­bust sub­mersible that can han­dle dirty wa­ter,” Aussie Pumps prod­uct man­ager Neil Ben­nett said.

“Tsu­rumi’s KTZ sub­mersible pumps are specif­i­cally de­signed for such ap­pli­ca­tions and make a smart in­vest­ment for mine man­agers.”

Tsu­rumi, the world’s largest man­u­fac­turer of sub­mersibles de­vel­oped the KTZ range of cast iron pumps to han­dle dirty wa­ter.

These re­li­able pumps are huge cost savers, sub­stan­tially re­duc­ing main­te­nance and installation costs.

The KTZ pumps are sim­ple to in­stall so can be moved around the site as re­quired.

Their unique in­ter­nal fea­tures, to­gether with the cast iron con­struc­tion, al­low them to op­er­ate on an an­gle thus elim­i­nat­ing the need for a pon­toon or sta­bil­is­ing plat­form.

“Sub­mersibles can be stored for months when not re­quired, then set up quickly with­out the fuss of en­gine ser­vic­ing and re­fu­elling,” Mr Ben­nett said.

“There’s no dan­ger of swamp­ing the pump if it’s lo­cated in a flood prone area, and it can be set up to run au­to­mat­i­cally as re­quired.”

The KTZ411 is a high ca­pac­ity 4” 11kW pump that can de­liver in ex­cess of 1000L of wa­ter at a head height of 35 me­tres.

That per­for­mance makes it an ideal mine pump; flooded ar­eas are brought back on­line faster and the wa­ter can be moved fur­ther dis­tances.

The KTZ411 has been built to with­stand dirty wa­ter mean­ing it of­fers a con­sid­er­ably longer ser­vice life.

It comes fit­ted with a three phase heavy duty two pole mo­tor with ther­mal pro­tec­tion. The heavy duty cast iron pump has high chrome wear com­po­nents.

It also fea­tures anti-wick­ing ca­bles and sil­i­con car­bide seals that func­tion to max­imise per­for­mance longevity in ex­tremely chal­leng­ing en­vi­ron­ments.

A free se­lec­tion guide cov­er­ing Tsu­rumi’s range of heavy duty sub­mersibles from de­wa­ter­ing through to slurry pumps is avail­able from Aus­tralian Pump In­dus­tries and on­line at www.aussiepumps.com.au.

The KTZ411 proves it­self to be a wor­thy in­vest­ment for mine op­er­a­tors by re­duc­ing pump main­te­nance and im­prov­ing wa­ter han­dling on site.

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