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PUMPS: More uptime for slurry movement

GROVETOWN, Georgia - Slurry pump specialist GIW Industries says it recently helped Toronto-based Kinross Gold improve efficiencies at its Fort Know project in Fairbanks, AK. The installation of a GIW MDX slurry pump nearly doubled the wear life...



GROVETOWN, Georgia – Slurry pump specialist GIW Industries says it recently helped Toronto-based Kinross Gold improve efficiencies at its Fort Know project in Fairbanks, AK. The installation of a GIW MDX slurry pump nearly doubled the wear life of the pump wet ends and cut maintenance downtime in half, compared to the previous installation.

The mill at Fort Knox has a capacity of 40,100 t/d and runs continually all year long. . As a result, the Fort Knox mill requires its pumps to be up and running reliably. However, maintenance required on its previous slurry pumps meant stopping a portion of the production process for up to half a shift.

GIW’s MDX slurry pumps have two critical improvements that extend the service life of the pump:

Lower Specific Speed Design: A large diameter impeller allows for slower pump operation that extends the wear-life of wet-end, even under variable flow conditions.

Slurry Diverter: This GIW-exclusive technology dramatically increases suction liner life by reducing particle recirculation between the impeller and liner.

These features combine to significantly extend the average service life of the pump while processing the same amount of ore.

In addition, the MDX’s Adjustable Suction Liner simplifies the process of making routine adjustments that are critical for extending pump service life. Pump adjustments can now be done without taking the pump out of operation. Fewer unscheduled outages and increased uptime has translated into more efficient production and greater profits.

Visit www.GIWIndustries.com to find the pump that suits your mine’s requirements.