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PUMPS: GIW slurry pump proves to be longest lasting

PERU - GIW Industries of Grovetown, GA, has good news for operators in need of heavy duty centrifugal slurry pumps. The company and its local representative recently installed a 150 LCC 20(XH) cyclone feed pump at a gold mine in a remote region...



PERU – GIW Industries of Grovetown, GA, has good news for operators in need of heavy duty centrifugal slurry pumps. The company and its local representative recently installed a 150 LCC 20(XH) cyclone feed pump at a gold mine in a remote region of northeast Peru, a pump that left its competitors on the scrap heap.

At the time the pump was installed, the mine was also testing two additional pumps from GIW’s top competitors. The pumps faced a formidable task in harsh conditions, moving grinding mill discharge to banks of cyclones. The rough particulates in the slurry are extremely corrosive, and slurry pumps tend to wear out quickly in such conditions.

Ultimately, the competitors could not contend with the lifecycle of the GIW LCC pump. The first competitor’s suction plate lasted 10 days (240 hours); the second’s suction plate lasted 40 days (960 hours).

But GIW’s LCC pump dramatically improved performance in relation to any previous pumps used in the gold mine, with a total lifecycle of 1,500 hours for the suction liner, 1,500 hours for the impeller and over 1,500 hours for the shell. The mine recognized GIW’s LCC pump as a success because of its outstanding wear life and for matching the required cycle time.

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