Peristaltic pumps are ideal for industrial / mining sludge and slurries due to their simple design, superior solid handling, suction lift and run dry capabilities. Industrial slurries have claimed the life of many a poorly selected pump, the combination of pumping product that is highly abrasive, typically contains solids north of 70% by weight and specific gravities (SG) far greater than that of water can result in frequent and expensive maintenance overheads or worse still replacing the pump altogether.
Mining or shaft drilling transfer applications commonly want to move as much slurry as possible in the shortest amount of time which means utilising our 4” and 6” pumps, the L100 and L150. With hard solids clearance of up to ~22mm and soft solids clearance of ~ 120mm, peristaltic pumps have the added benefit of drastically reducing water wastage on transfer duties as suspension levels can be lower.
Our pumps are equally as comfortable when used for reagent dosing applications that contain highly corrosive chemicals such as sulphuric or hydrochloric acid used in processing the likes of copper, cobalt and gold.
Peristaltic Pump Advantages:
Wear as a result of abrasion from hard solids is mitigated as a result of everything being self-contained within the hose element which is an issue with most pump types especially where rotating elements come directly into contact with the product.
Comparatively much lower maintenance compared to other pumps types (just a change of hose and lubricant).
Suction lift of around 9 metres.
Reduced water wastage due to being able to pump slurry with increased suspension levels.