Waterlogged mines in Qld, Victoria and some parts of WA may take months to get back into action. One big factor is the availability of drainage pumps.
One company, Australian Pump Industries, has upped production levels and fast tracked orders on Japanese Tsurumi Pump, the world’s biggest submersible pump manufacturer. Tsurumi offer a wide range of slurry agitator sand pumps, slimline deep well dewatering and standard heavy duty, super robust three phase semi vortex and opening impeller with flows of up to 150,000 litres per minute.
Australian Pump Industries relaunched the Tsurumi pump product in Australia last year with a particular focus on the mining market. “We went with Tsurumi because of their tremendous quality reputation, huge product range and total after market package,” said Aussie Pump Product Manager Craig Bridgement. “The product is already well known in Australia and used by Australia’s leading miners and contractors” he said.
The Tsurumi product range also includes 316 stainless steel submersible pumps and explosion proof pumps for underground coal mines. “Australian Pump has fast tracked a million dollars worth of heavy duty construction style dewatering pumps, including deepwell slimline pumps with flows of up to 5,000 litres per minute and with heads as high as 90 metres. The company has been inundated with calls and orders since the floods and Bridgement is in constant dialogue with the factory in Kyoto to get more priority for Australia’s urgent needs.
“Tsurumi have reacted superbly to the urgent requirements for Australia, working overtime to make available hundreds of pumps in record time” said Bridgement. Even big pumps allocated just to help get mines and quarries back in action fast” he said.
Pump hirers also like Tsurumi pumps because of their unique design and three year extended warranty. Tsurumi dominates the hire and construction dewatering pump business in the USA and has a strong presence in Europe.
The company pioneered the revolutionary double sided mechanical seal concept and patented an oil lifter that ensures mechanical seals lubricated and cooled, even if oil level is low. All the pumps feature thermal protection and an anti wicking cable entry. The anti wicking feature means absolutely water tight cable entry to the motor and prevents water ingress, even if the cable is damaged.
Many of the pumps are slimline in design to enable them to fit down into confined spaces. They combine rugged reliability, integrated motor cooling and have the ability to pass solids in suspension in one unique pumping system.
As government departments provide licence for mine pump out, major miners will find the availability of pumping equipment becomes the biggest issue. Australian Pump Industries is totally focused on getting mines back in action fast!
Further information, including a detailed selection guide is available from Australian Pump Industries or Aussie Pump Industrial Distributors across Australia.