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Pump Fundamentals Blog

What is Vane Pass?

Pumps experience a wide variety of pressures and loads during operation, and it is important for operators to know how and when they occur. "Vane pass" is no exception. This term refers to the pressure pulsations generated within the pump as the impeller vanes pass the..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

How Can I Control the Flow Rate in a Slurry Pump?

To operate your pump at optimum efficiency, you may have to periodically adjust the flow rate in the slurry system. But in a slurry system, you can't vary flow by using valves as you do in a simple water-pump system. Instead, you have to use the pump itself to control the..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

Which pump would you choose?

When it comes to choosing the right slurry pump, you must consider not only your specific application, but the classification of the slurry you are pumping as well. Choosing the right pump for specific slurries can help pump owners avoid unnecessary maintenance, repairs, and..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

Do You Know GIW’s Project Management Team?

As a developer of first-class slurry solutions, GIW credits its success to the dedicated teams that serve across many departments and service functions. The GIW family is proud to recognize the employees who help our customers realize their goals and make sure every step of..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

What’s the Best Way to Measure Pipeline Flow?

A: One of the most important things to know when you’re operating a pipeline is the flow rate, which is typically measured in cubic meters per hour (m3/h), liters per second (l/s), or gallons per minute (gpm).

Although many methods for measuring flow exist, slurry pump..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

How Does GIW Support Customers?

For nearly 130 years of operation, we’ve earned a reputation for reliability and trust — and our talented technical services team is a big part of that success. All customers receive the same level of dedication and comprehensive, round-the-clock service from pump selection..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

Is Your Piping Stressing Your Pump?

Operators in the mining industry are aware that centrifugal pump systems are subject to pressures and forces. To minimize stress and lower the risk of damage, customers should educate themselves about these loads, how they can impact their systems, and how to counteract them..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

What is the Right Torque for My Assembly Fasteners?

The process of assembling a pump system comes with many steps and plenty of room for error. That’s why operators must understand the requirements for pump assembly related to fastener torque, which is often considered the most important part of assembly. Here is what you..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

Do You Have Pump Smarts?

Every pump operator — from engineers with years of experience to those just starting their careers — understands the importance of continued learning. Although many engineers consider themselves slurry pump experts, even the most seasoned professionals occasionally make..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

Why Are There 2 Notches in GIW Shaft Sleeve Gaskets?

A gasket is just a gasket, right? It’s just a ring that sits next to the impeller.

So why do GIW Industries Inc. gaskets have notches in them?

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Topics: Mining, GIW