sands operations in South West of Western Australia.
series Warman pump running at ~2000 rpm.
mineral transfer with acid pH 2.0
Original Equipment Trim
Polyurethane or rubber trim. High cost specialty alloy
Original Equipment Life
2 weeks on polyurethane or rubber trim. 2.5 to 3 weeks
on costly specialty alloy impeller.
Ceramax Impeller, Ceramax Volute, Ceramax FPLI.
Slurrytech Equipment Life
20 weeks on Ceramax components with approx. 10 to 15%
wear on leading edge of impeller vanes. Volute and FPLI
show no signs of localised or uniformed wear.
Existing life improvement of over 2000% against
original equipment fit up.
on existing wear rates it is anticipated that the
Ceramax parts will remain in place for another 20 weeks
at which time they will be re-inspected. This would
result in a life improvement of over 4000% against the
original equipment best results.
The client has realised major cost benefits through the
use of Ceramax parts. Benefits have resulted from
reduced parts use, reduced inventory holdings, reduced
down time and reduced mobilisation costs for pump
Mechanical Sealing -
Client can now focus on mechanical sealing of pump to
match wear parts. Mechanical sealing will reduce product
dilution and expense associated with moisture removal
from end product.
Carbon Cost - Significantly reduced carbon impact due to
increased wear life, reduction of raw materials use and
frequency for lower wear life parts, reduced waste and
recycling costs. Sustained efficiency over longer wear
life also reduces carbon cost.
Cost (parts only)
Weeks to date
For further information on this success story and how our
Ceramax technology can be applied to your plant please
feel free to contact us.
Site user references can be given to validate
performance results and benefits.
Ph: 08 93997331
Mob: 0439 094 950
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