How to choose the best slurry pump?

Posted by angroup on April 20, 2022

What is a "slurry"

The Slurry is a mixture of fluids and fine solid particles often used as a means of transporting solids or separating minerals in mining, steel processing, foundries, power generation, and gravel mining. Depending on the mixture, slurries can be abrasive and corrosive

Slurry pump selection

Many types of pumps are used to pump slurries, but the most common slurry pumps are centrifugal pumps. Choosing a pump designed for these heavy-duty applications is critical from the start, and selecting the right slurry pump for your application should consider the following points

1. Slurry Pump Design

The design of the slurry pump is critical to ensure that the abrasive and corrosive aspects of the slurry do not damage the impeller. To ensure that the pump can withstand abrasive corrosion, the impeller size/design, materials of construction, and discharge configuration must be correctly selected.

2. Slurry pump wet-end parts materials

Choosing the right material for a slurry pump is another key process in determining the right pump to handle the slurry. Common materials include high chrome alloy, and natural rubber, and are selected based on the different abrasiveness and corrosiveness of the slurry.

3. Three forms of slurry pump

AM Horizontal Slurry Pump
BP Vertical Slurry Pump
QSZ Submersible Slurry Pump

The three main methods of slurry pump deployment are

AM horizontal slurry pump is always installed on the ground. It is the most common type of slurry pump in different applications. Suitable for electric motor or diesel engine drives

BP vertical slurry pump is designed in some half-dry situations like sump and pool, its pump body is always underwater while the engine is above.

QSZ whole submersible slurry pump system work underwater, operating directly in the slurries, with no additional support superstructure

For more information on the selection of centrifugal slurry pumps, please contact our technical team

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