The varying and complex methods used to extract and process minerals are among the most demanding services in the pump industry. Beneficiation, (i.e, grinding and classifying, separating, concentrating) present the most abrasive of all pump applications. Pumping chemicals reagents for in situ, dump and heap leaching requires high pressures and high flow rates combined with maximum chemical resistance. The refining operations of smelting and electrowinning utilize pumping systems for a variety of applications from powerhouse to acid recovery and electrolyte transfer. Special purpose pumps for dewatering and slurry pipeline provide special challenges.
Selecting the most suitable metallic and non-metallic materials and specifying the most effective pump types and models are crucial for the installation of a reliable, cost-effective pump system.
The comprehensive range of product and broad industry experience of its engineers have made Flowserve a leading force in mining and mineral processing.