Dewatering Deep Level Underground Mines

CIM Montreal 2015
Gary John Hunter (RGR Technologies (Pty)Ltd.), Marinus Ras (RGR Technologies)
Using multistage centrifugal pumps to remove water from deep underground mines.
Emphasis on the selection of suitable valves to control the start up and operation of of pumps.
How good design and management of pumping operations can save energy thus reducing costs.
An example of a project in the South African gold mining industry where electricity costs have been reduced by installing new equipment and better management practices.
Keywords: valves, dewatering, operation, pumps
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