New Generation Approaches for Mine DewateringBy PumpEng
When mine dewatering pumps break down, production can be disrupted. This paper explores solutions based on continuous improvement methodologies for dewatering underground mines. By procuring pumps within a hire agreement, rather than through purchase or lease arrangements, miners can test new-generation dewatering pumps and continuous improvement strategies faster with less cost and risk. This lower- risk strategy allows them to dramatically improve the pump performance of the worst pumps in the worst sumps.