Mine pump delivers
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.