Slurry pumps are primarily used where the pumping of combinations of solid and liquid waste is required. Due to the abrasive nature of the material being pumped high tolerances for wear characterise the manufacture of slurry pumps. These pumps are used in a variety of different industries which vary from the treatment of sewerage from human settlements and the treatment of waste from agricultural activities such as poultry and dairy manure to the mining industry which has varied needs for a variety of slurry pumps, including submersible slurry pumps which are able to operate under the harshest of conditions, including being completely submerged in a variety of liquids, as the name suggests.
These submersible slurry pumps are designed to handle the highly abrasive nature of the material that they’re pumping with minimum downtime. A submersible slurry pump can either be connected directly to a hose which is then used to transport the slurry via the pump to its final location or to suitable transport for dumping or treatment or can be lowered into a borehole to operate beneath the liquid being pumped. These submersible slurry pumps are often used in mining and oil exploration.
The popularity of submersible slurry pumps for use in industrial applications, especially mining and water treatment has meant that the user of the submersible pump is today often not the owner of the pump. There is a thriving market for the leasing of these pumps and a simple search of South African manufacturers will usually also reveals that these manufacturers are active in the leasing and hiring market.
The option to lease a submersible slurry pump makes sound business sense when the unit will only be used for a short period of time and be off line for the remainder of a specific project. Full maintenance leases are also extremely popular as they mean that the pump can be replaced extremely quickly should it malfunction.
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