Pumping slurries can be a major challenge for any operation, whether you are mining, dealing with wastewater or milling difficult materials. There are many different types of slurry pumping applications out there and each one requires specialized equipment to get the job done right. The pump system you use for your slurry can make a significant difference.
As we all know, no slurries are created equal and some can slow down your plant more than others. The wrong pump can send you to a grinding halt if it continually clogs or breaks down. You may be spending more time on maintenance and repairs than you need to be.
Today, we want to talk about the toughest slurry applications. We’re talking heavy duty slurries and what we in the business might call the most “severe duty” or “extreme duty” slurries. These are the slurries that you should not attempt to send through just any old pump. These are the ones that require the best equipment to process.
At DXP Pacific, we work with many of the world’s top slurry pump manufacturers and we’ll help you find the ideal slurry pump for your specific application. For the toughest slurry jobs, we often turn to Schurco Slurry. They have been around since 1975 and are well known for delivering some of the most dependable heavy duty slurry pumps on the market. Here are a few of their great pumps you should definitely know about.
Schurco Heavy Duty Slurry Pumps
For the heavy-duty jobs, Schurco offers the L Series and the U Series. The “L” stands for “Lined” while the “U” stands for “Unlined.” They provide similar performance standards, with the main difference being whether the pump is lined or unlined to handle certain slurries and materials. The L Series can handle heads up to 180 feet (55 meters), flow rates up to 30,000 gpm (6,800 m3/hr) and casing pressure tolerance up to 250 psig (1,725 kPa). Meanwhile the U Series handles heads through 240 feet (73 meters), flow rates up to 6,000 gpm (1,350 m3/hr) and casing pressure tolerance of 300 psig (2,020 kPa).
Schurco Severe Duty Slurry Pumps
When even a heavy-duty pump won’t suffice, you need to get extreme. This is when you turn to the severe duty slurry pumps from Schurco Slurry. These are the big boys that can handle the toughest jobs around!
- S Series Lined Slurry Pump—Very versatile slurry pump for a wide range of solids-handling applications. It tolerates heads through 240 feet (73 meters), flow rates up to 22,000 gpm (5,000 m3/hr) and casing pressure tolerance of 300 psig (2,020 kPa).
- H Series High-Head Slurry Pump—If your application demands higher heads at lower speeds, this is the slurry pump you want. It handles heads up to 325 feet (100 meters), flow rates through 3,000 gpm (700 m3/hr) and casing pressure tolerance up to 750 psig (5,170 kPa).
- Z Series Gravel/Dredge Pump—When mining or dredging, you are dealing with larger solids. This unlined slurry pump offers an oversized impeller to handle these solids, with heads through 230 feet (70 meters), flow rates up to 12,000 gpm (2,700 m3/hr and casing pressure tolerance of 300 psig (2,020 kPa).
As you can see, Schurco Slurry offers some truly heavy-duty slurry pumps specially designed to handle the most extreme slurry applications on the planet. To learn more about Schurco Slurry pumps and to find the right slurry pump for your specific plant, contact DXP Pacific today.