GIW Industries Slurry, Process and Froth Pumps for Mining and Minerals Processing
At GIW, we don’t just manufacture heavy duty slurry pumps, we deliver slurry transport solutions to the hard rock mining industry every day. That’s because everything we do revolves around supporting you. When you choose GIW, you gain a partner that is dedicated to technological innovations. You can count on us to support you through your most complex minerals processing challenges.
GIW is known worldwide for its reliable and wear-resistant slurry pumps. We provide just what our customers need: rugged, cost-effective slurry pumps, and maintenance services that extend pump life.
GIW’s MDX Pump Achieves 4,000 Hours of Continuous Operation
The MDX pump works at the heart of your mill circuit tackling the most extreme duty conditions. This hard-wearing pump helps to maximize productivity and minimize cost by matching operating cycle times with scheduled mill outages. Recently, the GIW MDX pump achieved what was once thought impossible—4,000 hours of continuous operation.
The MDX 750 Saves Chilean Mine $6 million
Operators at a Chilean copper mine turned to GIW after years of dealing with poor performing mill pumps. These pumps required a costly mill outage every 800 hours. Leaders of the mine began looking for an alternate supplier that could help them achieve a reliable shutdown schedule, minimize expenses, and meet a high safety standard.
GIW responded by custom-designing an improved suction liner and impeller to be installed inside the existing competitor pump, providing improved hydraulics and wear life. During the initial run, the customer was astonished to see an ‘almost new’ suction liner after the first inspection at 1,300 continuous hours. The customer was accustomed to failures at 800 hours with their old supplier.
The mine operators were so impressed they decided to replace the entire competitor pump along with seven other pumps with complete GIW MDX-750s – the world’s largest mill pump.
The MDX-750s were equipped with GIW’s brand-new material technology called Endurasite. This innovative material is capable of resisting the effects of abrasion for extended periods. When applied to the MDX-750 high wear wet-end parts, this ultra-wear-resistant white-iron alloy vastly improves pump wear life. Thus, extending the time between shutdowns. In fact, the MDX cyclone feed pumps ran 4,000 hours between shutdowns with no operational interruptions.
As a result, annual shutdowns were cut in half, drastically improving the total cost of ownership with an estimated savings of $6m per mill line. GIW’s innovative technology has taken the Chilean copper mine’s pumps from 800 to 4,000 hours of continuous operation.
GIW Introduces Safer Solution for Automated Pump Maintenance
Efficient pump operation in aggressive wear applications is only possible through precise maintenance. One of the key procedures is adjusting the internal clearance between the pump impeller nose gap and the suction liner.
The RAMSL (Remotely Adjusted Mechanical Suction Liner) technology allows you to mechanically control suction liner adjustment during operations. This upgrade allows maintenance personnel to adjust their pump suction liners in less time than ever before. Historically, adjustments were made using hand tools near the rotating equipment. What once took a crew an average of 32 weekly work hours now takes a single worker one minute with the simple push of a button.
The RAMSL technology collects critical pump data such as real-time vibration readings and precise suction liner movements to within 0.01 mm. This allows mine operators to assess their operations without unnecessary shutdowns.
Local Customer Support & Maintenance Services
GIW’s service centres operate under the KSB SupremeServ brand. Located strategically throughout North America, these service centres help customers prolong the life of their capital investments through maintenance and refurbishment services for pumps and other rotating equipment.
GIW is dedicated to making your job easier, safer and more efficient with innovative product features. Our focus on system analytic technologies and new wear programs allow us to solve problems in the field before they occur.
You can count on GIW to provide personal assistance when and where you need it—either on the job site or at one of our service centres. This means you can spend more time running your business and less time worrying about equipment malfunctions.
Service solutions include:
- 24/7 emergency service and on-site repairs
- Asset management and qualification
- Parts wear analysis
- Pump system analysis
- Preventative maintenance programs
- Turnkey removal and installation
About KSB and GIW® Minerals
As a subsidiary of global pump and valve manufacturer, KSB SE & Co. KGaA, we have the infrastructure to supply worldwide. Through the GIW® Minerals product brand, KSB strives to be an innovative partner that provides you with the best and longest-wearing slurry solutions. At GIW, your success is our priority.
Products and Services
LSA Heavy-Duty Pumps
GIW's LSA pump series is low maintenance and abrasion resistant, suited for heavy-duty applications and industries.
LCC High-Performance Pumps
GIW offers LCC pumps featuring Corbrasion™ resistance, designed for the most corrosive applications and abrasive slurry, as well as coarse and fine particles.
High Volume Froth Pump
GIW's high volume froth (HVF) pump is designed to service air entrained slurries.
MDX Double-Suction Vertical Pump
GIW's MDX vertical pumps are suited for pumping highly abrasive slurry, as well as applications such as dewatering, floor clean-up and process transfer.
MDX Mill Duty Extra Heavy Pumps
MDX extra heavy-duty pumps are made for the challenging conditions of mill processing. The pumps can be customised for reduced eye suction liners, quick release wet end, full vanes to fit oversize shrouds, and adjustable liner assemblies.
Deposition Limit Velocity: Effect of Particle Size Distribution
Industrial settling slurries often consist of particles of very different sizes; the particle size distribution may cover sizes, which differ with two orders of magnitude.
How To Choose The Best Pump for My Application
This presentation will help you learn more about slurry pump types, what materials suit each pump best, and how to find the right type.
Solutions for the Petrochemical Industry
Pumps, valves and service: we are your partner for the entire product lifecycle.
Hope Downs Iron Ore Mine
Stibnite Gold Project, Idaho
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Rosemont Gold Mine
Kittila Gold Mine
Antamina Copper-Zinc Mine
Placer Dome Gold Mine – Musselwhite – North West Ontario
Boliden Mining Company Gold Mines
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