South Africa is currently dealing with the problem of acid water because underneath the old gold mining city of Johannesburg is a lake which contains heavily contaminated water, which spreads horizontally and vertically into the abandoned pits of the former gold mines. Meanwhile, the water line has reached a critically high level, as determined by the specialists from Andritz Ritz, which was given the first order to drain the mine water in 2010. The execution of the project was delayed by four years however, and it was only in spring 2014 that two powerful submersible motor pumps were installed in the middle of Johannesburg city centre, in the so-called “Central Basin”, with each pump capable of bringing 1,500 m³/h of water to the surface.
Posts Tagged ‘mining’
Xylem has launched a new series of submersible dewatering pumps modelled on its iconic and hugely popular Flygt Bibo pump. The new Bibo range incorporates several proven design features taken from the legendary dewatering pump, as well as innovative enhancements that give the new pumps extrem wear resistance and uptime capability. The new range will be unveiled for the first time at the Bauma trade show in Munich on Monday 15th April at 2pm, Hall A6, # 427/528. Bibo series has been designed for the toughest dewatering environments including
- construction and
Ruhrpumpen‘s newest property includes 3,000 m2 (32,290 SF) of office space and a well-equipped service center capable of repairing all types of pumps. Argentina‘s new manufacturing plant is equipped for assembling all of Ruhrpumpen’s product range, and manufactures most parts for vertical and horizontal pumps. Initially, the new plant will manufacture some parts for the OH2 SCE (API 610) and other new products to be released in 2013, including a European Standard (EN 733) pump from Ruhrpumpen.