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Industrial Vacuum Systems for the Mining Industry


IVAC develops heavy-duty industrial vacuum systems for adverse material transfer applications in the global mining and offshore industries.

We manufacture and supply industrial vacuums that offer safe, efficient solutions to pump sand, gravel, slurries, slimes, and virtually any media that can fit into the intake port.

Reliable, maintenance-free industrial vacuum systems for the mining sector

IVAC Industrial Vacuum Systems are an all-purpose solution to almost any industrial clean-up application.

IVAC’s Barrel Vac system is a powerful inline vacuum unit able to pick up materials and discharge it directly into storage containers such as bags and drums.
New applications are constantly being found for IVAC units. Here is a PV500 unit removing sand ballast during a ship deconstruction.
IVAC units are shipped all over the world. The versatility, power and toughness of our systems are examples of why they can perform in any environment.
IVAC systems are made with high-quality components to withstand challenging industrial projects. Research and development is constantly being carried out to increase safety and efficiency.
Oil and gas companies use IVAC industrial vacuum systems for large volume transfers of proppant and frac sands.
The IVAC PV250 unit is a compact unit, making it suitable for tight working conditions. Small but mighty, these systems can pump sand, slurries and a lot more when space is at a premium.
The IVAC PV500 unit is the foundation of our industrial vacuum systems and suitable for heavy-duty pumping applications.
We are always striving to give our clients a better product. That includes investing in top quality instructional and informational videos.
The vertical lift assist is an excellent accessory for IVAC systems used to pump material up high-vertical distances.
IVAC on-site at a water treatment plant pumping sand, sewerage grit and other contaminants helping in the maintenance of a clean and sanitary water system.

Our systems can be customised to meet particular specifications required by the application requirements. Stainless-steel tanks are used for hazardous and / or caustic materials, pneumatic control panels for high-risk explosive areas or even additional safety features to comply with differing countries’ safety standards. IVAC equipment can pump up from depths and deliver products further than is possible with conventional pumping equipment.

In addition, our powerful venturi eductor pump patented system is built to last while moving high volumes of aggregate, slurries, proppant, sands or any other difficult-to-pump materials.

Mobile vacuum systems

Our versatile flagship PV500 and PV250 systems run on compressed air and have only three moving parts (knife gates).

By limiting interaction between abrasive media and the working mechanisms, our portable and compact machines are able to run trouble-free for years.

Through utilising industrial hoses with our vacuum systems, we are able to pump from almost any location with a completely controlled discharge, pumped into holding tanks, totes, bags or even piped offsite.

Applications for industrial vacuum systems

Our vacuum solutions are used in a wide range of industries and applications, including:

  • Underground mining: pumping sand in drifts (tunnels), cleaning under conveyors, sumps and ditches, shaft bottom clean-up and pumping sludges
  • Silos: high-volume sand, cement and grain transfer
  • Railcar-product recovery, pumping material for loading and unloading processes
  • Smelters and manufacturing plants: pump nickel concentrate, product recovery, transfer iron bearings
  • Land reclamation: pumping sand accumulations from residential areas, pumping sand, sludge and other contaminants from sensitive environments
  • Foundries: pump sand-blast media, material recovery, storage tank clean out
  • Water treatment facilities: removal of sewerage grit, wastewater for system cleaning and optimisation
  • Ships: sand ballast removal, holding tank muck out, large volume material transfer

Vacuum system accessories

We manufacture pick-up nozzles, loading trays, hoppers and many other specialised material transfer options to ensure the correct accessories for each specific pumping application.

Our research and development team is constantly working to upgrade and improve our products, as well as creating custom equipment, tailored to your exact needs and specifications.

Lift assistants for vertical pumping applications

The Vertical Lift Assistant (VLA) accessory increases suction depth when cleaning out areas far below the vacuum unit.

It is useful when dealing with wet materials and sludges when the lift is greater than 25ft.

The VLA provides a ‘burst’ of air into the suction line to assist the material to move toward the vacuum unit by filling the suction line and then pumping material to the vacuum unit by injecting compressed air.

This is done automatically by the VLA timer and valves located on the PV Vacuum unit.

Customer satisfaction and instructional support

Our service personnel are here to help clients with the right advice, online or by phone with prompt, informed service when needed.

We guarantee this by having actual technicians available, who build and work with the units on a daily basis.

We also produce a wide variety of operator manuals, informational brochures and instructional videos.

White Papers

Press Releases

  • Explosive Dust Mitigation

    Pneumatic conveying systems are highly effective with explosive dust mitigation during the material transfer process.

  • Industrial Vacuum Operation

    Performance of a material transfer unit partially depends on the ability to learn the best practices for industrial vacuum operation.

IVAC (Office Address)
35-111 Chartrand Ave
Logan Lake
V0K 1W0
British Columbia

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#4 1421 Roper Place
V1S 1W5
British Columbia