Suppliers to the mining industry
Wherever coal, minerals and metals are mined or dredged, wherever coal is washed or minerals are treated, you can be certain that somewhere in that process a pump is required. The mining of minerals and metals is therefore a key part of Castle Pumps’ customer base, which we have serviced for many years.
Over the years that Castle Pumps have been supplying the mining industry, we have established a supply chain that enables us to supply pumps that meet the specific market requirements. We know how important equipment constructed of strong and durable materials and with long life spans are to an industry as heavy duty as mining. We also understand that some mining applications may involve particularly aggressive mine water or chemicals used in the mining process that require pumps made of corrosion resistant materials. We pride ourselves on being able to provide these solutions.
Our range of pumps for the mining industry
Castle Pumps specify and supply pumping solutions for all stages of the mining process, taking into consideration the requirements of each individual application. For example, we have worked on projects where we have supplied pumps for:
- Grinding and crushing of ground ore into smaller parts
- Pumping of highly abrasive slurries.
- Concentrating of the product by removing liquid from slurries
- Leaching; the chemical process for extracting valuable minerals from ore
- Refining the minerals by removing impurities
- Mine dewatering, both in pit and underground
Slurry pumps used in the mining industry are commonly progressive cavity pumps or peristaltic pumps, thanks to their ability to pump viscous and abrasive mining fluids containing coal, copper, gold etc.
Dewatering pumps are often used in the mining industry for the draining away of ground water from the mine shafts. Due to this water being likely to contain solids and debris, peristaltic pumps are a popular choice.
We often supply chemical pumps and chemical dosing pumps to the mining industry for the purpose of leaching; an industrial mining process that involves the extraction of minerals from the ground ore.
Some of our mining projects
See below for example case studies of solutions we have provide the mining industry in the past:
4 x 3" Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps for Bulk Lube Transfer
4 x Horizontal Triple Screw Pumps for Bulk Lube Transfer
Read our mining industry guide for more information on the applications for which pumps are required within the mining industry.