Diesel or Electric?
Running costs make up a large proportion of the lifetime cost of your pump. Energy costs are particularly significant. Electrical pumps can carry huge savings if heavily used in the same location and on-grid power is available. However, diesel power is usually best for mobile pumping solutions and where electrical power has to be generated on site.
Dirty-water Pump or Slurry Pump?
Slurry pumps are designed with open clearances and replaceable liners. This allows solids to pass through the pump, and for wear-parts to be replaced as necessary. By design they are of lower efficiency than water pumps. This means, if you are only pumping water, slurry pumps will be significantly more expensive to run over time. However, if you are pumping solids-laden liquids a slurry pump can be a good investment as it could last much longer than a water pump.
As the pump will be required to run for long periods, and is often located in remote locations, a reliable, easy to maintain pump will save you time and release labour for other tasks. Correct specification is important in reducing downtime.
DIESEL OR ELECTRIC DEWATERING PUMPS?
Often engineers in mines and quarries, or in other industrial settings, are faced with the decision between using a diesel powered pump unit, or an electric one. There are a number of points that must be considered when making this decision and it is important to first carefully examine your application and pumping needs.Download your FREE copy to learn more.
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