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Pump Fundamentals Blog

Mining | GIW | Oil Sands | Pump Basics

How Do You Simplify Pump Maintenance?

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 ...

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Mining | GIW | Oil Sands | Pump Basics

How Much Seal Water Do I Need for My Pump’s Stuffing Box?

The standard seal arrangement for KSB GIW, Inc. LSA pumps is the stuffing box. The water supply for this seal cools and lubricates the packing. The se...

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Mining | GIW | Oil Sands | Phosphate | Slurry Pump

How Does the LCV Help Phosphate Miners?

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 fi...

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Mining | GIW | Oil Sands

Celebrating Jon “Buz” Keith: 24 Years of Service

At KSB GIW, Inc., we like to celebrate our employees, especially those who are retiring after decades of service. This year, we say a bittersweet good...

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Mining | GIW | Oil Sands

What Are KSB’s Reverse Engineering Services?

Today, downtime in any industry can mean a significant loss in production and revenue. Some original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts have long lead...

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Mining | GIW | Oil Sands

What Makes the LSA Pump Great?

For nearly 130 years, GIW has produced and delivered the world’s best pumps to customers across a variety of industries and applications. Our oldest a...

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Mining | GIW | Oil Sands

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 re...

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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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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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