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Pumps

Fire pumps meet global standards

26th November 2021 A fire system that meets European EN 12845 standards is in growing demand from South African customers. This is according to Grundfos sales engineer commercial building services South Africa Mark Muller, who explains the rationale behind the company’s Hydro EN fire pump systems. 

Wastewater treatment crucial to water quality

4th November 2021 The reliable and safe performance of wastewater systems is seen as key to ensuring water conservation and the maintenance of high water quality in South Africa. The Grundfos SE/SL range of wastewater pumps are designed to allow solid objects and rags to be passed quickly through the pump without... 

Image of A complete Grundfos pumping station with tanks, pumps and controls
A complete Grundfos pumping station with tanks, pumps and controls

Continuous lubrication ensures reliable pumps

14th October 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom) GreaseMax automatic lubricators are designed to provide continuous lubrication, ensuring improved pump reliability and performance. 

Image of pump with GreaseMax automatic lubricators – help ensure effective pump lubrication
GreaseMax automatic lubricators help ensure effective pump lubrication

Operators urged to desilt dams before rainy season

14th October 2021 Progressive build-up of silt over time may cause water storage and process dams to reach close to critical volume and an influx of water over the rainy season could have dire implications. Integrated Pump Rental has alerted operators that desilting of these facilities should be undertaken as soon... 

Image of The SlurrySucker desilting solution from Integrated Pump Rental
The SlurrySucker desilting solution from Integrated Pump Rental

Spray nozzles for evaporative cooling and humidification

7th October 2021 Micro-fine droplet systems are used in a range of applications that require sprayed water to evaporate before wetting the surroundings, resulting in evaporative cooling or humidification. Evaporative cooling occurs when water evaporates and energy, or heat, in the air dissolves the droplets,... 

Image of Mist-cooling tunnels from Hawk pumps, used in the Comrades marathon
Mist-cooling tunnels from Hawk pumps, used in the Comrades marathon

Pumps help international brewer achieve sustainable efficiency

7th October 2021 The installation of a range of pumps and related equipment as part of an international beer brewer’s expansion in Gauteng has helped ensure water and energy efficiency. The range of Grundfos submersible pumps, smart digital pumps and vertical multistage centrifugal pumps were installed at the... 

A view of the reverse osmosis section where purified water is pumped using Grundfos vertical multi-stage 316 stainless steel pumps
A view of the reverse osmosis section where purified water is pumped using Grundfos vertical multi-stage 316 stainless steel pumps

Mechanics of selecting the right double diaphragm pumps

29th September 2021 When pumping liquid or concentrated products, the pump and piping solutions installed throughout are often the backbone network of numerous industrial and manufacturing applications - and what keeps the material (or product) flowing throughout the entire processing operation. 

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Improving pump lubrication

22nd September 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom) Automatic lubricators are said to provide an effective solution for pump lubrication, helping to improve pump reliability and performance. GreaseMax is a chemically operated, single point, automatic lubricator, available in four discharge models of one month,... 

Image of pump, GreaseMax helps ensure effective pump lubrication
GreaseMax helps ensure effective pump lubrication

Aftermarket services guarantee reliable pumps

3rd September 2021 Ensuring that pumps perform consistently requires the support of a number of aftermarket services, such as access to critical spares and experienced staff to maintain units to original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards. Even the best quality pumps need to be supported with a full range of... 

Image of Integrated Pump Technology staff maintaining pumps to OEM standards
Integrated Pump Technology staff maintain pumps to OEM standards

Mill circuit pumps withstand harsh conditions

26th August 2021 As an integral part of a mine’s minerals extraction circuit, mill circuit (MC) pumps handle large rock fragments from the primary mill, which can rapidly wear the pump’s throat bush, impeller and volute liner. Weir Minerals asserts that its Warman MC slurry pumps are able to withstand the... 

Image of the Warman mill circuit pump from Weir Minerals Africa
The Warman mill circuit pump from Weir Minerals Africa

One-stop water disinfecting solution for food and beverage sector

20th August 2021 Hygiene is a key priority in the beverage sector and pumps used in breweries, distilleries, wineries and soft drink plants are essential for disinfecting water in these facilities. Grundfos pumps offer an innovative system that creates a diluted chlorine dioxide solution from sodium chlorite and... 

Image of the Grundfos Oxiperm Pro disinfection system
Grundfos pump solutions for the food and beverage sector include the Oxiperm Pro disinfection system

Rebuild gives water pump new life

10th August 2021 The complete refurbishment of a trailer-mounted water pump has provided a cost-effective solution for a leading company in the petrochemical sector. Integrated Pump Rental provided the solution by fitting a new Sykes CP250i wet-end and fitting a new diesel engine. Integrated Pump Rental rental... 

Image of a trailer-mounted Sykes CP205i pump refurbished by Integrated Pump Rental
A trailer-mounted Sykes CP205i pump refurbished by Integrated Pump Rental

Rapid dewatering enables exploratory drilling

22nd July 2021 Recently, a diesel driven pump set was used to rapidly dewater an openpit at an existing copper mine in northern Botswana. Using this high performance, high head pump set, 103-million litres of water was removed in just 30 days to enable exploratory drilling to take place. Integrated Pump Rental... 

Image of a high performance Sykes diesel driven pump at an openpit copper mine in northern Botswana
A high performance Sykes diesel driven pump at an openpit copper mine in northern Botswana

Hard wall rubber hose reduces downtime and operating costs

2nd July 2021 A hard wall mining hose built for suction and discharge applications was recently installed at a treatment plant in Namibia, helping to reduce downtime and operating costs. The existing rubber hoses had to be replaced every four weeks due to excessively high wear rates, leading to ongoing... 

The Weir Minerals wear indicator system connected to the Linatex hose
The Weir Minerals wear indicator system connected to the Linatex hose

Automatic lubrication protects pumps

17th June 2021 Lubricating of pumps is considered to be a time consuming and labour-intensive process that can be difficult to control and to conduct with precision.  Pump failure owing to lack of regular lubrication can halt production in a process plant and traditional manual greasing procedures may be... 

Accumin lubrication systems help to protect equipment from bearing failures
Accumin lubrication systems help to protect equipment from bearing failures

Energy efficient groundwater pumps

11th June 2021 With greater volumes of groundwater being pumped to meet rising global demand, energy efficient pumping technology is increasingly vital for utilities and companies aiming to reduce energy bills and meet carbon reduction targets. Groundwater provides drinking water to at least 50% of the global... 

The Grundfos SPE system
The Grundfos SPE system

High-pressure water mist improves firefighting and preserves assets

28th May 2021 High-pressure water mist systems are designed to provide safe, efficient and immediately-activated firefighting solutions. The systems are said to provide better fire suppression while ensuring improved protection of assets, by minimising water damage as a result of the reduced amount of water... 

PAH pumps from Danfoss
PAH pumps from Danfoss

Environment-friendly wash-and-clean solutions help conserve energy

21st May 2021 Industries demand robust and powerful washing and cleaning solutions that conserve energy and water while also protecting the environment. Washing and cleaning pumps often operate in harsh conditions which can include humidity and high ambient temperatures. Facilities may also require systems... 

A Grundfos three pump booster set with cascade function
A Grundfos three pump booster set with cascade function

Submersible slurry pump outperforms competitors

14th May 2021 A submersible slurry pump has demonstrated its competitive advantage over other products, thanks to the benefits of an innovative cooling jacket positioned between the outer casing and motor. Integrated Pump Technology asserts that its Grindex Bravo 600 submersible slurry pump, offers superior... 

The Grindex Bravo 600 submersible slurry pump offers reliability and efficiency.
The Grindex Bravo 600 submersible slurry pump offers reliability and efficiency.

Are you selecting the right pump materials for acid mine water?

29th April 2021 Acid mine water occurs when water reacts with pyrite – what we commonly know as ‘fool’s gold’ – in mining cavities beneath the Earth’s surface and in instances in coal processing plants where the pyrite is liberated in the washing process.  

Are you selecting the right pump materials for acid mine water?

Centrifugal dewatering surface pumps promise cost-savings and efficient solutions

1st April 2021 A range of pump solutions that offer high performance and efficient operation is designed to maximise productivity and production while reducing operating costs and minimising impact on the environment. Atlas Copco asserts that it aims to deliver products that meet the specific needs of its... 

Atlas Copco’s PAS pump boasts dry prime capabilities enabling users to start pumping immediately
Atlas Copco’s PAS pump boasts dry prime capabilities enabling users to start pumping immediately

Hard-working pumps tackle the toughest applications

19th March 2021 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Gorman-Rupp’s extensive line of Prime Aire priming-assisted, or dry prime, pumps are hard-working, dependable and ready to tackle the toughest applications including large solids and slurries. The Prime Aire system uses a venturi compressor priming chamber and... 

The PA Series of pumps from Gorman-Rupp are suited to a wide range of applications
The PA Series of pumps from Gorman-Rupp are suited to a wide range of applications

Locally manufactured suction trailer launched

19th March 2021 A new trailer-mounted 6-inch centrifugal pump unit has been created by South African pump manufacturer Werner Pumps. The unit is designed to pump water and solids in maintenance and troubleshooting applications, such as clearing manholes or dealing with sewage spills. The non-clogging,... 

A 6-inch 4-cylinder suction trailer has been launched by Werner Pumps
A 6-inch 4-cylinder suction trailer has been launched by Werner Pumps

Space-saving inline pump offers versatility and energy efficiency

12th March 2021 A new pump designed to reduce space requirements and ensure ease of maintenance, is seen as ideal for use in residential, office and industrial building environments. Introduced by KSB, the new Etaline range of pumps is designed to provide a flexible in-line pump solution for a wide range of... 

Etaline range of pumps from KSB
Etaline range of pumps from KSB

Multi-stage pump promises higher flow rates and delivery heads with optimal energy efficiency

11th March 2021 A new vertical stainless steel multi-stage pump has been launched. The pump has a maximum head of 400 m and can be fitted with an electric motor of up to 200 kW in size. The Grundfos XL CR 185  is said to offer higher flow rates and delivery heads while still achieving optimal energy efficiency.... 

A Grundfos CR pump being loaded for delivery to a customer
A Grundfos CR pump being loaded for delivery to a customer

Mobile pumphouse offers flexibility and reduced costs

5th March 2021 Pumping slurry to tailings facilities requires a solution that can move as the dam expands, making room for additional tailings. A mobile pumphouse is seen as ideally suited for this purpose, offering flexibility and the option of expansion and reconfiguration, as required. Weir Minerals Africa’s... 

Weir Minerals Africa’s mobile pumphouse
Weir Minerals Africa’s mobile pumphouse

New diaphragm priming system for pumps

26th February 2021   SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Renowned pump equipment provider, Gorman-Rupp, has recently announced the availability of a new integrally-mounted diaphragm priming assembly as an option on select 4” (100 mm), 6” (150 mm), 8” (200 mm), 10” (250 mm) and 12” (300 mm) Prime Aire and Prime Aire... 

New diaphragm priming system from Gorman-Rupp
New diaphragm priming system from Gorman-Rupp

Award-winning eco-friendly water heater

12th February 2021 A new inverter water heater aimed at boosting heating performance while lowering energy consumption, has been recently unveiled.  The unit heats water using condensation heat generated in the process of compressing and circulating refrigerant. The result is a water heater that has been shown to... 

LG Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater
LG Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater

Customised trash pumps for contractors

22nd January 2021 Pumping dirty water containing large amounts of debris on construction and infrastructure project sites can be a difficult task that may require a specialised ‘trash pump’. Dewatering activities can include having to pump water that contains hard and soft solids such as trash, gravel, stones,... 

Integrated Pump Rental customises trash pumps for specific applications
Integrated Pump Rental customises trash pumps for specific applications

High-performance centrifugal pump series launched

30th October 2020 A new premium series of high-performance centrifugal pumps characterised by a robust design, promises superior operational reliability and application flexibility. Tapflo’s CTX high-performance centrifugal pump design aims to ensure that the series can be adapted to a range of applications and... 

Tapflo’s CTX high-performance centrifugal pump
Tapflo’s CTX high-performance centrifugal pump

Water pump for CAT 3500 engine now available

30th October 2020 A water pump specifically for the CAT 3500 engine series has been introduced by IPD and is the first water pump engineered, manufactured and tested by IPD. The company explains that it developed the pump as a result of market demands for a reliable quality part that does not leak or fail. It... 

IPD has introduced its water pump for the CAT 3500 engine series.
IPD has introduced its water pump for the CAT 3500 engine series.

‘Plug-n-Run’ skid sump allows for maximum return

14th October 2020 The Ryalsan North Engineering (RNE) ‘Plug-n-Run’ skid sump is an all-inclusive mini turnkey solution for underground dewatering. It is designed to allow for maximum return from a correctly installed pump, with minimal downtime as a result of pump failure owing to flooding or other incidents. The... 

RNE range of pumps
RNE range of pumps

HVAC applications help cool data centres

9th October 2020 South Africa has seen a remarkable increase in data centres built in the country’s major economic hubs such as Cape Town and Johannesburg. These data centres require accurate and continuous cooling of server rooms to ensure optimal uptime and performance from their core systems – highlighting the... 

A Grundfos TP single stage inline pump installation on a data centre roof top in Gauteng
A Grundfos TP single stage inline pump installation on a data centre roof top in Gauteng

Verder launches ready-to-use hose pumps with iDura range

11th September 2020 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Verder Liquids, part of The Verder Group, a global leader in advanced industrial and niche market pump solutions, shows that even a pandemic cannot halt the company’s commitment to excellence and innovation.  Verder is proud to announce the latest expansion of... 

Verderflex Dura 35 pump
Verderflex Dura 35 pump

New sinusoidal pump for pharmaceutical manufacturers

11th September 2020 A recently launched sinusoidal pump promises sustainable, high quality, versatile fluid management for the pharmaceutical industry. The new technology provides a number of advancements compared to conventional lobe pumps, offering pharmaceutical manufacturers lower shear, lower power consumption,... 

Certa Plus sinusoidal pump for the pharmaceutical industry
Certa Plus sinusoidal pump for the pharmaceutical industry

Mobile pumps offer versatility and efficiency

7th August 2020 Mobile pumps are proving to be particularly useful for a range of applications, from large openpit mines to construction sites. The ability of the pumps to be moved where and when required, with their own wheel-base, means that no infrastructure is required and the units can also be moved quickly... 

The Sykes CP mobile unit from Integrated Pump Rental
The Sykes CP mobile unit from Integrated Pump Rental

Increased demand for dredging of sewage ponds

3rd July 2020 Population growth in many areas of the country means that wastewater treatment plants are often under increasing load, leading to sewage ponds filling with sludge more quickly. These ponds would usually need to be dredged once a year but conditions now demand more frequent dredging. Integrated... 

The SlurrySucker from Integrated Pump Rental
The SlurrySucker from Integrated Pump Rental

Lubricators optimise pump performance

28th May 2020 Lubrication systems aim to help customers to get the most out of their critical assets by preventing bearing failures and reducing total ownership costs. Weir Minerals has announced the global launch of its Accumin lubricators, which are said to reduce maintenance downtime and promote safety by... 

Accumin lubricators in use on Warman slurry pumps
Accumin lubricators in use on Warman slurry pumps
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