Mineral slurries exhibit a range of particle sizes with diverse charge requirements.
In flocculation processes, sedimentation rates largely depend on the molecular size of the polyacrylamide. Today’s flocculants are high molecular weight polymers and the size of molecule makes them sensitive to breakage during pumping operations. The performance, efficiency and environmental impact of your pumping equipment in flocculation applications, has a direct influence on the cost of your operations.
Chemicals are expensive to purchase and their transportation to remote mining locations is costly. Wastage has a direct impact on profitability and spillage could have a negative impact on the environment.
The low shear, gentle action of our peristaltic pumping technologies preserve the integrity of shear sensitive flocculants, optimising floc formation.
- Gentle conveying peristaltic principle
- Clear flow path
- Low operating speeds
Accuracy and dependability reduces flocculant usage
When pumping chemicals that include sodium sulphate, xanthate, methyl-isoamyl alcohol and dithiophosphate, the accuracy and reliability of WMFTG pump technology keeps chemical costs under control.
Whether handling polymers, flocculants, reagents, abrasive lime slurries, or corrosive chemicals, Bredel and Qdos peristaltic pumps can accurately control the flow, with minimal downtime for maintenance and very low cost parts inventory.
- Less than 1% flow variation over the pumps working life, irrespective of pressure
- The hose or tube is the only pump component to come into contact with the chemical
- Changing a hose or tube can be performed in-situ with no special tools or skills required
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Bredel hose pumps
Offering maximum reliability and lowest maintenance in tough, high flow applications, Bredel pumps save time and money.
Qdos chemical metering pumps
Eliminate ancillaries while maintaining accurate, linear and repeatable metering for process conditions
Industrial peristaltic pumps - How they work
Nothing but the pump tube or hose touches the fluid, eliminating the risk of the pump contaminating the fluid, or the fluid contaminating the pump