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The latest developments in pump technologies

By |  October 14, 2021
Photo: Gorman-Rupp

Photo: Gorman-Rupp

The SludgeKat, Gorman-Rupp’s self-priming, positive displacement, hydraulic-piston pump, is designed to handle applications involving heavy sludges and slurries where other pumps fail. The SludgeKat has 4-in. suction and discharge ports and is capable of flows up to 226 gallons per minute and heads up to 390-in. total dynamic head. Depending on the product being pumped, the SludgeKat can pass up to 2.4-in.-diameter solids without damaging or clogging the pump, Gorman-Rupp says. Units are equipped with the latest in Kohler Tier 4 diesel engine-driven technology. The pump end frame is mounted to a 52-gallon fuel tank base and offers a full load run time of 25.5 hours. Each SludgeKat comes standard with a Department of Transportation-approved wheel kit. The pump end frame can be detached from the unit, and when connected to optional 150-ft. hoses it provides increased portability around jobsites, the company says.


Photo: Schurco Slurry

Photo: Schurco Slurry

Options for a variety of applications

Schurco Slurry manufactures heavy-duty slurry pumps for mining and other industries all over the world. According to Schurco Slurry, it is a family-owned and -operated firm with dedicated and highly trained machinists, mechanics, engineers and a full customer support team to design, produce and deliver slurry pump products to the aggregate and industrial minerals industries. The company’s headquarters and chief manufacturing site is in Jacksonville, Florida, with a subsidiary business unit and foundry operations in South Africa. Schurco Slurry specializes in applications involving material washing, fines recovery circuits, effluents and any pumping application where solids may be present.


Photo: Xylem

Photo: Xylem

User-friendly units monitor vibration, temperature

Xylem’s optimized modular condition monitoring solution provides health guidance and predictive maintenance advice for rotating and fixed assets such as pumps and motors. Using predictive analysis, Xylem says the technology identifies potential problems with pumps or motors, enhancing system reliability and maintenance. It periodically monitors system vibration and temperature and allows users to access simple-to-use monitoring tools from iOS or Android mobile devices.


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