The Sykes Group recently supplied five HH220i high head, high efficiency skid based pumps to an open cut coal mine in Queensland after they expressed requirements for pumps capable of flows exceeding 200 litres a second at more than 100m of total dynamic head.
These HH220i high head skid based pumps are positioned at various pit locations around the lease and pump up to a main ring pipe that circumnavigates the operation.
Previous wet seasons highlighted the need for large volume high head pumps to remove the torrential rain from the mining operation as fast as possible. The open cut coal mine in Bowen Basin chose the Sykes HH220i as the ideal pump for the job, and now, apart from the emergency pumping requirements that come with the northern monsoon season, the Sykes skid based pumps are used in regular day to day pit dewatering applications.
Some of the five pump sets supplied were fitted with fuel header tanks to enable remote refuelling from the top of the high wall via fuel dollies.
Further to this, an innovative idea by the client saw all five units painted differently, to enable quick identification of each unit as the pump set configurations are identical, thus enabling interchange ability around the site and offering greater flexibility to the pump fleet.
The Sykes Group personnel pride themselves on customising pump builds to suit the individual application requirements of each customer.