Fully compliant REF: MMPR 557

Benefits to the industry: APE Pumps offers API 610 DSHF double suction pumps. These horizontal, double suction, between bearing pumps are designed for use in critical services. DSHF pumps are fully compliant with API 610 8th edition.

Features include between bearing design to minimise deflection at mechanical seals, double suction impeller for axial balance, oil mist or oil purge bearing lubrication, circular bearing housing mounting for maximum bearing support as well as finned bearing housings to maximise heat dissipation.

Pump power REF: MMPR 554

Benefits to the industry: Viking universal seal pumps are heavy-duty foot-mounted pumps with an enlarged bearing housing. This allows the user to replace seals or change seal technologies without removing the pump. Available in 12 sizes, with stainless steel, steel, ductile iron or cast iron construction, other features include thrust-bearing adjustment set, pressure relief valve standard and multiple port locations.

The power of air REF: MMPR 553

Benefits to the industry: Sulzer Hydromining is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the pneumatic drill. With set requirements and the understanding and knowledge of water hydraulics, the Sulzer ADD rock drill has been designed to operate with air and uses only water for lubrication. No oil fogging is present during drilling, therefore no harmful oil vapours are inhaled. Noise levels are at the acceptable requirements.

Sustainability: The ADD has a water shut-off valve that saves water by restricting the flushing water when the machine is not in operation.

Real recovery REF: MMPR 552

Benefits to the industry: Weir Minerals is gaining acceptance in the global sand and aggregates sector following the expansion of its comminution offering with the inclusion of the Trio product range. An example of this is that Weir Minerals recently supplied all of the equipment for a large scale, dewatering sand plant to the Middle East’s leading quarry operator Stevin Rock LLC.

The new minerals plant will assist Stevin Rock to increase the recovery of water, one of the country’s most valuable resources. It will further enable the water recovered to be reused, thus saving costs. In addition to this, the plant will upgrade the fine aggregate product to internationally accepted standards, which will increase the value of the product and their revenue stream.

Effective slurry blasting REF : MMPR 516

IPSxBenefits to the industry: The Slurry Blaster, available through Integrated Pump Solutions, offers mining and plant operations a cost-effective cleaning tool for all applications where slurry has become an issue and needs to be washed away.

It’s a hydro mining equipment solution that offers optimum performance coupled with reliability. Typical applications include plant floors and sumps, drainage areas, tailings dams, process water dams and other difficult to reach areas.

Not all applications are the same and for this reason, the company has made the Slurry Blaster available in three main configurations, but it can be modified to suit individual customer applications, should this be necessary. It can be provided on a pontoon for use on ponds and dams, trailer mounted or be done through a traditional manual set-up.

Maintenance: The company’s service level agreement includes a full maintenance service. This entails regular inspections of pumps before and during contracts to ensure that uptime is emphasised.

Backup service: Routine testing and ongoing maintenance of the pump fleet by the company’s experienced team of technicians provides customers with the reassurance that pump availability remains high.

Effective prevention REF : MMPR 515

Benefits to the industry: Fuchs Lubricant’s Titan Ganymet Ultra is a premium stationary gas engine oil that combines selected premium base oils with specially optimised zinc-free additives developed by Fuchs.


It is applicable for operation with natural gas as well as aggressive gases such as sewage gas, landfill gas, biogases and wood gases. As a zinc-free product with medium sulphated ash content it is suitable for all types of stationary gas engines.

The technology offers high wear and corrosion protection together with anti-ageing and acid neutralisation capacity with a high degree of resistance against nitration and oxidation such as oil ageing and thickening.

In addition, the formation of sludge, deposits, corrosion and wear are effectively prevented. Constant operation surveillance, together with regular oil analyses, are recommended to achieve maximum oil drain intervals.

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