The introduction of new vertical slurry pumps for mining and industrial applications is set to significantly improve the reliability of operations, while minimising stock-holdings of spares.
KSB Pumps and Valves South Africa’s new LCV-range of vertical slurry pumps are specially manufactured to withstand harsh environments and are designed to operate in even the most abrasive and corrosive conditions. The pumps allow for interchangeability of wet-end components with the common LCC range of horizontal slurry pumps for routine maintenance requirements.
According to Mohamed Trabelsi, KSB product manager for solids handling pumps, the new offering completes the range of mining and related pumps supplied by the company and gives customers the ability to deal with a single-source supplier to design, specify and supply complete pumping solutions for a broad range of applications.
Filling a niche
“With the introduction of the LCV-range we are meeting the market’s requirements for a rugged, heavy duty vertical slurry pump that can be used effectively in a wide variety of applications from mine tailings, to dewatering, waste and even dredging applications. Developed and tested in the largest and most sophisticated slurry test facility in the world, located in Georgia, USA.
“The proven design features of the heavy duty LCC Slurry Pump have been incorporated into the LCV range allowing for interchangeable wet end parts and durable mechanical ends. The resulting LCV is a vertical cantilever sump pump with bottom suction and no submerged bearings for the most severe applications,” Mohamed says.
He adds that another benefit for operators is the V-belt drive, which can accommodate a wide range of different motor sizes aimed at enhancing application flexibility.
Manufactured in Germiston, according to KSB’s global standards, it enables the company to provide fast turnaround times on orders, and maintain sufficient spare parts to service all regions within sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, the high level of interchangeability of parts of KSB units enables customers to minimise spares holdings across the entire range of pumps.
With global sales within the top five worldwide, KSB is singularly focused on the pump and valves market providing full service and support of its products used in a multitude of different applications throughout the world. In South Africa the services provided include full sales and after sales support, maintenance inspection management, system efficiency services, technical consulting and full pump management services.