PumpEng introduced new patented submersible pump technology at the recent MINExpo 2021 event in Las Vegas, with the pump already breaking records at mine sites in Australia, the company says.
The introduction of the all-metal JetGuard to the US mining industry follows a slew of mine site deployments.
Jet Guard has several unique features that protect the internal pump parts from shotcrete fibres in wastewater, according to the company, with test sites reporting fewer breakdowns, lower repair costs and longer service life.
“The JetGuard pump is breaking records at Australian mine sites with maintenance managers reporting improvement over lost time between failures up 400%,” the company said. “For underground production crews, longer pump life frees up maintenance staff for other work and improves safety by reducing maintenance events.”
The most important element is the reduction in production delay caused by pump failures, according to the company.
JetGuard is available for the US market in 480 V, 15 horsepower (11.2 kW) with 30 hp coming soon, PumpEng said.