How to Choose a Dredging Pump or Slurry Pump
The selection of a dredge or slurry pump can be a challenging process that can be simplified by understanding the main factors behind the smooth operation of a pump. In addition to providing more efficient performance, the right dredge pump requires less maintenance, lower power and a relatively longer life.
The terms slurry pump and dredge pump can be used interchangeably.
Definition of dredge and slurry pumps
A slurry pump is a mechanical device used for the pressure-driven transfer of a fluid mixture (aka slurry). The fluid mixture consists largely of water as a liquid and solids as minerals, sand, gravel, human excrement, drilling mud or mostly crushed material.
In harsh conditions with sand, sludge, rocks and mud, ordinary slurry pumps tend to clog, wear and fail frequently. But WA heavy duty slurry pumps are highly resistant to wear and corrosion, which means that the service life of our slurry pumps is better than other manufacturers' pumps.
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Dredge pumps are a special category of pumps used in the dredging process. Dredging is the process of transporting submerged sediments (usually sand, gravel or rock) from one area to another. Dredging takes place in the shallow waters of lakes, rivers or seas for land reclamation, dredging, flood control, new harbours or expansion of existing harbours. The various industries that use dredge pumps are therefore the construction industry, mining, the coal industry and the oil and gas industry.
600WN to 1000WN dredge pumps are of double casings, single stage cantilevered centrifugal pumps. These pumps are equipped with frame and lubrication is force thin oil. The design of double casing the pump working till the volute liner almost worn down and guarantee no leakage when volute liner is worn down.
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Types of slurry pump installation.
Horizontal pumps are the most commonly used type of slurry pump and therefore have the advantage of being easy to install or maintain, a wide range of flow parameters to choose from and a wide range of design materials to choose from. One of the advantages of vertical pumps, however, is the relatively small amount of floor space required for installation.
Another way of classifying the type of slurry pump installation is dry installation or wet installation. Dry installation pumps have the hydraulic end and drive located outside the liquid, whereas wet installation pumps (such as submersible pumps) operate within a catch basin or slurry. Submersible pumps do not require much support structure and therefore do not take up much space. Depending on the type of operation and installation required, the preferred method of pump installation is determined.