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Pump Fundamentals Blog

Mining | GIW | Oil Sands

Understanding the Practice of Pumping Through

In general, the practice of “pumping through” an idle pump should be avoided. Energy is wasted and the wetted parts of the pump will still wear out, i...

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Mining | GIW | Pump Basics | Slurry Pumps

5 Reasons to Attend the GIW Slurry Course

At KSB GIW, Inc., we are committed to going the extra mile when it comes to sharing our pumping expertise with customers and industry professionals. T...

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Tech Tips | Mining | GIW

How Can We Avoid Clogging Our Vertical Pipelines?

This question is surprisingly common. Most people think of pipelines as running horizontally, but many KSB GIW, Inc. customers who pump ore need to mo...

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Tech Tips | Mining | GIW | Oil Sands | Pump Basics

How Do I Properly Change Packing?

Every good pump operator understands the importance of a functional and regularly maintained stuffing box. When working properly, the stuffing box sep...

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Mining | GIW | Oil Sands | Pump Basics

Why Are We Seeing Cracks in Our Impeller and Suction Liner?

Q: We're seeing the appearance of small cracks in our suction liner and impeller. The wear is unusual and seems premature. What's going on?

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Mining | GIW | Pump Basics | Slurry Pumps

What Does LSA Stand For?

What question does KSB GIW, Inc. hear most often from customers? Hands down, it’s this one: "What does LSA stand for?" The LSA acronym's current meani...

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Mining | GIW | Oil Sands

What Causes Water Hammer?

Water hammer is just one of many phenomena that can turn a normal day of slurry pumping into a nightmare. Since the consequences of water hammer can b...

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GIW | Slurry Pump

How Do I Store My Pump?

At KSB GIW, Inc., we help our customers tackle some of the most complex pumping challenges every day. Although many problems make themselves known dur...

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GIW | Slurry Pump

What Are Murphian Particles?

To answer this question, we spoke with Reab Berry, former Head of Global Mining Training and Development for KSB GIW, Inc. “There’s a particle size th...

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GIW | Slurry Pump

Do I Have the Correct Lifting Device for my Pump Part?

KSB GIW, Inc. pump parts come in all shapes and sizes. Not knowing how to move them properly can complicate processes such as installation and removal...

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