These include the Queensland, Australia floods of 2011 and 2012, which have severely impacted mine site productivity and profitability.
Weir's pump has an environmentally friendly dual pipe system that separates hydraulic oil hoses from the dedicated discharge pipe, to reduce the risk of hydraulic oils contaminating discharge water.
The submersible pump head assembly includes hydraulic-driven wheels to aid high wall ascent and descent, and a heavy duty hydraulic-driven submersible pump designed by WMM to handle high concentrations of silt and solids.
“With a flooded mine or quarry costing up to a million dollars a day in lost productivity, we believe the release of the MultifloHW pump will be well received by customers because of the urgent need for a robust and reliable high wall mine dewatering solution,” said WMM marketing Manager, Carlos Vernet.
The dewatering pump also features a modular design and uses joystick control of the hydraulic controls. It has an operator camera for in-pit visibility and has been designed to ensure maximum flow rates of up to 200 litres per second at 90m head. It is made of corrosion and wear resistant materials and has heavy duty skids to help withstand the harsh operating conditions of mine sites.