In this issue
- Video: Airloader 4X4 (500) pump in action.
- Tips to extend the life of your pulley lagging.
- Video: Fines Separation Units for mining, quarrying and agriculture.
- Hire rather than buy to save.
Pump sludges and slurries easily
Are you looking for a pump capable of lifting sludge and slurry?
This video showcases one of our Airloader vacuum recovery pumps during testing. The PD4x4 (500) Airloader Pump in the video can handle solids up to 80mm in lump size. Pump sludges and slurries across 100m horizontally and 35m vertically.
Unlike conventional pumps, which rely on vacuum displacement, the Airloader generates a high velocity suction airflow combined with a powerful vacuum. Typical production rate is 20m3/hr.
Tips for protecting lagging to extend its service life
The life expectancy or service life of your conveyor pulley lagging depends on the operating environment, maintenance quality and frequency and how the equipment is used.
Did you know? As well as lagging, rain also makes, repairs, maintains and certifies conveyor pulleys?
Video – Fines Separation Units
Watch our video to see how a Fines Separation Unit (FSU) works to help you to better manage sludge and slurries, including those laden with coal fines.
The fully automatic system dewaters solids laden slurry or fines laden water from several sources simultaneously. The dewatered material is taken back up an auger to a conveyor belt or hopper.
Our FSUs can be used in mining and quarrying. They can even dry out livestock bedding.
Case study: FSU for a mine pays for itself in 2 weeks.
Hire rather than buy to save $
Hiring rather than buying can be a cost effective measure, particularly if you only need the pump or other industrial equipment for a one off project.
A popular hire option is our Mudskipper pump. This small yet powerful pump can easily vacuum and discharge sludges, slurries, and mud with solids up to 60mm. It is great for hard to get to and confined spaces.
Hiring a Brain Airloader pump to empty a 7 million litre flyash dam saved a client hundreds of thousands of dollars compared to using vacuum trucks and a dredge. Read more about the project here.