KETO bare shaft pump upgrade improves bearing barrel life
A scheelite and magnetite mine in Tasmania, Australia was experiencing constant pump failures. The mine site was looking for a way to maximise the bearing barrel life and improve wet end replacement cycles.
The site were using legacy 6/4 D-AH pumps which required a rebuild every 6 weeks due to wet end wear. These pumps were operating at extremely high temperatures and excessive greasing was used to try to reduce the temperature.
INDUSTRY / APPLICATION
Mining & minerals
• Scheelite / Magnetite
- Rebuilds reduced from every 6 weeks to over 12 months
- Savings of over $39,000 p.a. on spare parts
- Reduced bearing temperatures
- KETO 6X4 K-HS™ pump
- KETO K-HEE™ impeller
- KETO liners