Corrosion resistant mining pumps address industry need

Australian Pump Industries has introduced a new range of self priming
centrifugal pumps designed to handle corrosive and contaminated liquids in mining
and chemical industries.

The cast 316 stainless steel self-priming centrifugal pump offers great efficiencies
in high as well as low head applications. The new mining pumps from Aussie
Pumps fill an existing gap in various industries operating in harsh
environments for realistically priced, ISO9001 quality products capable of
handling corrosive liquids.

Aussie Pumps Product Manager, Neil Bennett explains that the product
line has been developed for mine tailings and other difficult mine liquids
including light slurries. The first pump in the series is a 5.5kW 3″ unit that
delivers a maximum flow of 910 LPM with the added ability to handle solids to

Key features of the new centrifugal pumps include self-priming design; ability
to draw water from 6m depths; maximum pump head of 40 metres making it ideal
for high pressure water transfer or even machinery washdowns; 5.5 kW TEFC 3
phase, 2 pole electric drive motor; pump and motor factory fitted on a heavy
duty steel base for ease of installation; and optional stainless steel or hot
galvanised steel bases available on request.

Bennet says the pump’s ease of repair in the field as well as simplicity
of operation delivers many benefits to the user. With the pump close coupled to
the motor using a 316 stainless steel stub shaft, the pump body can be
disassembled from the motor quickly, giving access to the pump chamber for
cleaning or servicing.

The pump’s excellent self-priming characteristics come from the big ‘shoulders’
in the priming tank incorporated in the unit’s design. The high mounted suction
port also speeds up self-priming without the need for additional aids such as vacuum
pumps or compressors.

The new pump is available in nickel aluminium bronze as well as in a cast
iron configuration. Seals are heavy duty mechanical style with Nitrile
elastomers. Optional Viton and silicon carbide are also available on request.

Aussie Pumps is sending the first lot of these mining pumps to
Kalgoorlie where they will be used for mine tailings and wash stand applications
in high pH level liquids.

Further information including a free data pack is readily available from
Australian Pump Industries or Aussie Pump Distributors throughout Australia or

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