Copper tailings - slurry is very abrasive. Centrifugal pumps with soft packing shaft seals had to be water-flushed to limit wear on the shaft sleeve. Fine until winter froze the water. Solution: a Albin Pump ALHX80, with no seals to wear out. Tailings could be continuously pumped at higher concentrations!, doubling plant efficiency. Downtime: a few minutes every 2,000 hours to change the tube.
By Albin Pump SAS based in Goteborg, SWEDEN.
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