Pump & Valve were called in to look at some end suction dry mounted pumps that were pumping water containing high levels of coal fines out of a dam and into a treatment plant. The existing pumps had priming and wear issues – and typical life was only 6 months. The duty required was 175l/sec @ 45m head.
Pump & Valve recommended an APT column pump mounted on a pontoon. The immersed pump head instantly sorted out the priming issue and the pump head – manufactured from abrasion resistant white iron – has been in and pumping for over 5 years.
As a result of the success with this pump the client ordered another 2 x 250kW pumps in the same configuration.
Since commencing operation in the 1970’s, Pump & Valve has been dedicated to providing solutions in all fields of fluid handling.
We supply pumps, valves, packaged pump stations, oil/water separators and storm water treatment devices to all major industries in New Zealand and the pacific islands.