A Beginner’s Guide To Slurry Pumps For Mining Industries

A Beginners Guide To Slurry Pumps For Mining Industry

A Beginners Guide To Slurry Pumps For Mining Industry

Manufacturing industries market grows at the speed of light. To keep up in providing the products to market you need a strong foundation and high-quality products. Sujal Engineering manufactures and supplies a complete range of industrial pumps for various applications.

In the past few years, we have noticed that many industrial sectors are facing numbers of difficulties in transferring the slurry. As for example, ceramic industry has the biggest issue of transferring slurry from one place to another. Either there is a problem in a pump or the efficiency of the pump is very low in transferring the slurry. Ceramic industries are only one example there are numbers of other industries who are facing the issue of transferring slurry.


What is a Slurry?

A Slurry is a thin sloppy mud and any mixture of fluid, like water and a pulverized solid. In easy words, the mixture of ore concentrate and water is called slurry. Industries like ceramic, cement, chemical, etc. are facing a big issue in transferring the slurry.

The best part?

Sujal Engineering has specially designed a slurry pump to move ores, such as coal or iron, or mining waste. In short, our slurry pumps are designed to handle solids in bulk in various industry.

Slurry Pumps For Mining Industries

Slurries are divided into two main categories:

  1. Non-settling slurries
  2. Settling slurries


  1. Non-settling slurries: Non-settling slurry consists of fine particles and varies with mixture velocity and solids concentration. Non-settling slurries have very low wearing properties. While selecting the right pump to keep your proper attention because this slurry does not behave in the same manner as a normal liquid does.
  2. Settling slurries: Settling slurries are built by coarse particles that form an unstable mixture. Majority of the slurry applications are made up of coarse particles and due too that settling slurries have higher wear properties. Keep close attention to flow and power calculation while selecting a pump.

How mining is done?

Mining is the process designed for extracting valuable or geological materials and for the recovery of Ores which includes metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, dimension stones, rock salt, gravel and clay.

Mining is also designed for extracting any non-renewable resource such as petroleum, natural gas, or water. The mining process is used for the materials which cannot be grown through agricultural processes or created artificially in a factory.

Why does slurry pump matter in mining industry?

Buying right slurry pump for slurries is very critical part and the components of a pump such as an impeller size and design, material of construction, and discharge configurations are considered to ensure that the pump which holds up and waits for polishing or cleaning a hard surface by rubbing or grinding.

In comparison between Slurry pumps and low-viscosity liquid pumps the slurry pumps are larger in size. Because of Less efficiency Slurry pump requires high horsepower to operate. Centrifugal slurry pump is the most common pump among various types of pumps. The centrifugal pump is designed which uses the centrifugal force generated by rotating impeller to impart kinetic energy to the slurry.

Considerations regarding slurry pumping!!

To pump slurries it’s very difficult task because the slurries are heavy. Your considerations regarding the type of slurry, the choice of pump and to select a positive displacement slurry pump this type of challenges occurs when deciding the maintenance of centrifugal slurry pumps.

Important factors for considering a slurry pump for mining.

  1. Abrasive wear
  2. Maintenance
  3. Operating efficiency
  • Abrasive wear:

Abrasive wear is highly capable of polishing or cleaning a hard surface by rubbing or grinding and abrasive wear varies with velocity. These slurry pumps work effectively in transporting mineral slurries and also operates at a slow speed which is such a good thing.

Slurry travels through tight places like rotors but slurry does not pass through tight constrictions.

  • Maintenance: Centrifugal slurry pumps maintenance could be considerable as compared to slurry pump which requires maintenance only on annual or semi-annual basis. 
  • Operating efficiency: These pumps are been operated efficiently.

It’s the main task to find the path that allows the slurry pump to run as slow as possible and to reduce wear, the pumps discharge pressure points to the lowest point.

Follow instructions for pumping properly to ensure a constant and uniform delivery of the slurry to the pump. And it is important to select a good slurry pump because slurries can damage the pump if not properly selected.

Pumping slurries faces several challenges and problems day-by-day but with proper equipment and engineering, you can experience many years of worry-free operation.

Our highly efficient slurry pumps are uniquely designed for transferring slurries in the mining industry. We have a proven track record of supplying the best slurry pumps for various applications. Sujal Engineering has also manufactured various kind of industrial pumps.

If you are looking for the best slurry pumps for your applications then feel free to contact us or visit our website: www.sujalpumps.com

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