Efficient and robust pumping equipment for the mining industry

Today's mining industry faces many tough challenges. Its importance lies in the fact that it is the source of minerals essential for the production of everyday items. On the other hand, this industry faces a volatile commodities market and increasing energy costs. Mining companies must be efficient, productive and profitable, all while adhering to environmental and safety regulations.

Whether on the surface or underground, mining operations require highly-engineered and reliable pumping equipment; from water supply and distribution, to the circulation of process water and chemical solutions, Ruhrpumpen pumps can endure even the most abrasive conditions found in mines thanks to their robust designs manufactured in industry-leading materials.

The extraction and processing of minerals require efficient and robust equipment and Ruhrpumpen has the pumping solutions for these applications. Our pumping systems can be custom-engineered to suit any specific needs.

 Pumps for the Mining Market

Pumps for most mining operations and mineral processing

Raw water supply and transfer

A reliable water supply is very important for mining operations. Our split case (HSM, ZW) and vertical pumps (VTP, VTP-Sub, VCT) can transfer and distribute water from different sources (e.g. groundwater, surface water (rivers and lakes) and seawater).

Mine dewatering and groundwater control

Our horizontal and vertical pumps (CPO, SHD, RON, VSP) can operate in the control and management of surface water and groundwater to allow mining operations in relatively dry conditions.

Wastewater treatment

Pumps for the management and treatment of water discharged from drainage, effluent and sewage derived from mining (SWP, SHD, HSM, VTP, VSP), allowing it to re-enter processes and reducing the need for raw water.

Process water

Pumps for circulating and distributing process water (SCE, IVP, ZW, VSP) especially in mines with a negative water balance and where conservation of water is of vital importance.

Dust control

An inevitable result of mining operations, dust can be controlled with water spray systems powered with our pressure booster pump models such as: GSD, IIL, and HSC.

Chemical processing

Our CRP-M, CPP, ZW and VSP-Chem pumps are a perfect fit for the recirculation of chemical solutions used during the processes of leaching (or lixiviation) and flotation for the extraction and separation of minerals and metals from ore.

Our vertical pump models can be integrated on a pump flotation system (barge).

Designed to meet the demanding mining conditions, the floating barges can be constructed fully in polyethylene (HDPE) or can be a hybrid of stainless steel with polyethylene floats. The assembly of the pump allows the suction to be close to the surface, thus avoiding the aspiration of solids that settle in deep areas of recovered water tanks, leach pools and tailings ponds.

Pumps installed in rafts for mining

Construction materials

Pumping of highly corrosive liquids and the handling of fluids with abrasive particles in mining operations require a careful selection of materials. Our pumps can be manufactured in metallurgies such as:

  • Stainless steel
  • Duplex and Super Duplex
  • Alloy 20
  • Titanium
  • Zirconium
  • Inconel
  • Hastelloy

In Ruhrpumpen, we understand the pumping challenges of the mining industry. Our team of experts can help you find the correct pumping solution for your mine site. Go to our Contact Map to find your nearest contact.