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21 December 2017

Australian Copper Mine Uses Verderflex Hose Pumps for Slurries

large-verderflex-image-sq-203-160x150Pumping slurries and chemicals with peristaltic hose pumps has often been found a difficult task but not with the Verderflex Pumps.

Mining processes involve transferring of slurries that often contain solids in an excess of 80% by weight and have specific gravities (SGs) above 2.0. These slurries are highly abrasive in nature and can often be corrosive. Verderflex peristaltic hose pumps are ideal for pumping such slurries since they have a highly engineered, reinforced hose and are highly resistant to the abrasion of slurry particles.

A copper mining company located in North Western Australia approached Global Pumps, the leader in pumping technology and distributors of Verderflex peristaltic hose pumps in Australia. They faced numerous problems with the pumping of slurries that not only contained particles but also highly corrosive sulphuric acid. The experts at Global Pumps recommended Verderflex hose pump model VF50 for their application.

Sandfire Copper Mine WA

The copper mining company initially installed a few of our VF50 models and they were found to be highly successful in transferring the corrosive slurries. The problems that they had been facing for years were resolved within short period of time. The company was so satisfied with the performance of the Verderflex peristaltic hose pumps that they installed many more of these pumps.

Sandfire Copper Mine WA

The Verderflex hose pumps at this mine site have delivered highly efficient transfer of the slurries and much lesser problems related to their maintenance, since the main part of the pump that comes in contact with the hazardous slurries is hose that has a long life. Even replacing the hose is an easy task.

The mine operators are happy with the pumps and they have standardised on the Verderflex peristaltic hose pumps for pumping highly hazardous chemicals, benefitting from a long-term solution to their slurry pumping problems.

Throughout Australia Global Pumps (formerly All Pumps Supplies) have distributed Verderflex peristaltic hose pumps to a number of chemical, and mining processing plants. 

Call our friendly pump experts today to discuss your pumping challenges.

 

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