Innovative solutions to increase the reliability of pumping and dewatering systems


Mr Patrick Martel, Ing. (Vice-President , Engineering and innovations - Technosub )

Water and sludge management in underground mines brings several challenges: companies must deliver results, ensure a safe working environment and efficient operations. To meet these market performance criterias, traditional maintenance methods no longer suffice, and innovation plays a key role. Many innovative technologies are now available to optimize system lifespans, including improved pump designs, new materials, monitoring instrumentation or solids-laden water clarification methods. This presentation will demonstrate: 1. How to improve the mining process and reduce costs with the use of solids-laden water clarification methods; 2. How to choose an adequate pumping system that reduces energy consumption; 3. How to identify the most common sources of pumping problems.