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Aker Solutions develops new slurry pump for high volumes

article image The new Wirth TDPM

Aker Solutions presents the new Wirth triplex double acting piston diaphragm pumps (TDPM) based on two well-established and proven pumping principles for the transport of high volumes of abrasive slurry.

Working on the triplex double acting principle, Wirth TDPM pumps offer a significant increase in capacity compared to conventional piston diaphragm pumps with flow rates of up to 1400 m³/h at a discharge pressure of up to 8 MPa in the 3000 kW input power version.

Frank Lengersdorf, Vice President - Business Development, Europe & MEA Drilling Technologies describes the powerful Wirth TDPM as an economical alternative to many multistage centrifugal pump systems, adding that the pump not only offers economic advantages but also provides significant benefits in efficiency, availability and spare parts consumption.

The Wirth TDPM 3000 can be used for traditional applications such as slurry pipeline transport, autoclave feeding, mine dewatering and ore hoisting. Additionally, the pump is an efficient solution to pump thickened oil sand tailings.

The official market presentation of the Wirth TDPM pumps will take place at the Paste Conference in Vancouver, Canada in June 2014.

For more than 40 years, Aker Solutions has offered a full line of high-pressure heavy duty slurry pumps covering every type of slurry application and featuring pressure ratings of up to 30 MPa and flow rates of up to 1400 m³/h. 

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