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Pump Fundamentals Blog

Is Your Seal Flush Port in the Right Direction?

If you need to introduce less water into your shaft seal — or you’re using non-potable water in your shaft seal water supply system — you’re likely relying on a SpiralTrac™ seal instead of a lantern ring in your stuffing box.

“Most customers don’t have potable water, so what..

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Topics: Mining, GIW, Oil Sands

How can GIW serve you?

At GIW, we are lucky to have some of the smartest, most dedicated employees in the industry. From the engineers who design our pumps to the technicians who support our customers, each team member at our company plays a vital role in our success. One group of everyday heroes..

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Topics: Team Spotlight

Measuring Casing Thickness Can Extend Part Wear Life

At GIW, we’re always working to help our customers achieve their maximum production potential. We combine research and development (R&D) with hands-on knowledge to create solutions that continuously improve our products and services. One area of innovation is in the way we..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

Got Hard Rock? Choose the MDX Pump

Drawing on many years of designing slurry pumps for mining, GIW has custom-engineered slurry pumps that combine advanced materials, hydraulics, and patented mechanical designs. One of our latest products is the Mill Duty Extra Heavy pump, also known as the MDX, which is..

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Topics: Mining, GIW

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