Locally made pump takes on slurry in a hurry

30 July 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201915368

Pumps, Valves, Pipes & Fittings
Water & Effluent Management

THE locally manufactured Warman WBH range of pumps boasts what the company calls a “revolutionary” one-piece frame, ensuring correct alignment of bearings, seal and impeller to front liner.

“Engineered for enhanced efficiency and operational savings in mind, the pump incorporates a fully adjustable and rotatable throatbush to more evenly spread the wear and maintain the pump’s performance for longer periods,” the company said in a statement.

The ‘One Point’ front liner adjustment feature allows to both rotate and axially move to minimise front impeller gap to reduce wear and maintain performance.

Locally made pump takes on slurry in a hurry

“Significantly, this adjustment can be made while the pump is running, eliminating the need to stop production resulting in cost savings for the plant.

“The streamlined impeller inlet of the pump facilitates enhanced handling of even the most difficult slurries.”

The low-flow gland seal, expeller seal and mechanical seal options on the pump mean there is less dilution of the slurry and lower required flow of gland water.

“Equipped with large capacity bearings, the pump can withstand high loads without affecting bearing life. The impeller and volute flow paths are streamlined to enhance efficiencies and extend component wear life.”

The Warman WBH is typically used in heavy duty applications such as mill discharge, slurry transfer and process pumping applications, and is suitable for both greenfields and brownfields installations.

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