Authors: Peschken, P; Kivanc, K


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Peschken, P & Kivanc, K 2015, 'Hydraulic driven piston pumps for the transport of pastes and slurries in the mining industry', in R Jewell & AB Fourie (eds), Paste 2015: Proceedings of the 18th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 225-237,

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More and more mines are using double piston pumps for conveying pastes, cakes and slurries. Stiff pastes are normally used for the stabilisation of underground workings. Cement and ash are added to create a construction material with sufficient strength. For tailings and ore transportation above ground, slurries are produced and transported over long distances to deposits or preparation plants. With this presentation, we will show various job sites around the world where different materials are pumped, providing the relevant information about the pastes and slurries that were pumped, information about the paste preparation plants, advantages of the paste systems and when to use which type of piston pump.

Jewell, RJ 2006, ‘Figure 1.5 Indicative ranges of properties for different purposes’, graph, in RJ Jewell & AB Fourie (eds), Paste and Thickened Tailings ‒ A Guide, 2nd edn, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, p. 6.
Zey, W 1999, Putzmeister high density solids pumps: design & application, page 10, DHW Waiblingen, DHW Waiblingen.

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