We’re committed to providing you with informative and accessible articles about all things slurry, from pump performance and real-world applications to troubleshooting and theory. In case you missed a post, or just need a little review, we compiled an overview of some of our..Read More
Pump Fundamentals Blog
We all know that pump maintenance can be complicated. Thankfully, there are ways to streamline the process and make pump repair easier. Here are five handy “hacks” for pump maintenance that will keep you operating longer and more cost effectively.Read More
If you’ve spent enough time around slurry pumps, you have probably learned how an impeller vane works, what it does, and when it should be retired from service. But what makes a particular impeller vane the right one for a given application?
The simple answer is there is no..Read More
The standard seal arrangement for GIW Minerals LSA pumps is the stuffing box. The water supply for this seal cools and lubricates the packing. The seal water enters the stuffing box through two inlet ports and is distributed around the shaft sleeve by the lantern ring. The..Read More
A few years ago, engineers at a phosphate mine in Idaho faced a challenge that many others know all too well: premature failure of their pumps. The five pumps on site, all designed by a GIW competitor, lasted only a fraction of their advertised life. Also, the frequent..Read More
If you work in the Oil Sands, you’re no stranger to tough, remote conditions — and neither is your equipment. However, our harsh winters can be especially hard on slurry systems, particularly if you haven’t properly winterized your pumps.
With so much moisture present during..Read More
Training is essential to the continuous development of employees, helping them improve their skills and confidence on the job, which they can use to further their careers. Even one employee that undergoes further training can help their company move forward as a whole. That’s..Read More
At GIW, we like to celebrate our employees, especially those who are retiring after decades of service. This year, we say a bittersweet goodbye to Product Manager Jon “Buz” Keith, who is retiring after almost 25 years at GIW. Buz is professional, even-keeled, and kind. He..Read More
Today, downtime in any industry can mean a significant loss in production and revenue. Some original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts have long lead-times and they are not always be engineered to perform optimally for a specific application. Even more challenging, some OEM..Read More