Pumps for Mining Applications
ABELs pumps for mining applications run slowly when conveying abrasive tailings or viscous backfill paste. Especially piston diaphragm pumps type HM are used in this field. ABEL SH is the perfect choice for safely conveying viscous, paste-like mine slurry over a longer period of time. These meet the requirements of challenging tasks in open pit and underground mines throughout the world.
No matter whether it’s a tailing pump, slurry or dewatering pump – ABEL has the solution. Piston diaphragm pumps have a respectable service life due to the diaphragm, which separates drive and medium. Furthermore, the equipment has been improved over the years. For mining applications with particularly aggressive media, ABEL provides wetted parts made of stainless steel or duplex stainless steel – such as acidic ore sludge.
ABEL recommends HMT and HMQ as mine dewatering pump. Their high pumping capacity and sturdy, high pressure design allows drainage of mine water in only one stage to the surface.
Backfilling requires extremely robust high-performance pumps – most of the time with high pumping capacity at high pressures. ABEL HMQ and SH are used for this purpose even if conditions are extreme. They provide constant flow rates and can transfer pasty media, even when mixed up with cement.
Tailings transfer means, pumping tailings to a pond – this can be characterized by long distances with high pressure, high flow rates or high solids concentration. We have many tailing pumps in the field that reliably do this job day after day. Since ABEL can handle tailings with a solids content of up to 75%, additional water for sealing is not necessary. Just another reason in favor of ABEL.