Bredel hose pumps handle tailings and highly abrasive slurries efficiently in extraction processes. Our pumps enable:
Less water consumption
Tailings with a higher solids content (up to 80%) handled with ease
Larger particles in slurry to be handled efficiently
Less downtime and maintenance costs
Tailings and metal slurries are highly abrasive and have high solids content. Transferring these creates challenges in the mining industry. Product coming into contact with rotors, impellers, stators and seals can cause failure with some pump types. With Bredel positive displacement pumps only the inside of the hose comes into contact with the product. This drastically reduces pump maintenance downtime and replacing the hose takes just a few minutes.
Water is a valuable resource, the less you need to use the better. Mines are often forced to provide seal flush water and dilute thickened slurries in order for centrifugal pumps to function properly. Hose pumps use no mechanical seals, eliminating the need for costly seal flush water. They are capable of transferring thickened slurries with concentrations of up to 80% solids.