Multotec’s SA-made Slurry Pumps Delivered to Kazakh Mine

The world attain of mineral process equipment specialist Multotec has been highlighted by the recent supply of its South African-manufactured slurry pumps to a chrome project in Kazakhstan. According to Gerhard Hendriksz, general supervisor responsible for slurry pumps at Multotec, an order of 38 slurry pumps was delivered in mid-December 2021 by way of a collaboration of Multotec’s worldwide business group and the company’s distributor in Kazakhstan.
“The pumps were produced according to the specs supplied by Multotec’s distributor, ensuring the models will ship the required duty for the end-customer,” says Hendriksz. “This contains being designed to withstand highly abrasive working conditions.”
Certain chrome deposits in Kazakhstan boast some of the world’s highest concentrations of chrome oxide (Cr₂O₃) – as a lot as 62% content – making the slurry notably abrasive. The pump vary that Multotec delivered consists of fashions from the HD25 to the MD300, in metallic and rubber-lined configurations to go properly with their respective duties.
An impressive turnaround time of just 10 weeks was achieved, with Multotec leveraging its trusted local provide chain that included foundry work, machining and other suppliers as well as collaboration with Multotec’s technical partner, 7D primarily based in Perth, Australia.
Andre Burger, production manager liable for pumps at Multotec, additionally emphasises that a close working relationship with end person and Multotec’s Russian-speaking business staff ensured easy preparation and supply.
“Our distributor has in-depth data of the customer’s applications and has the engineering expertise to ensure optimal product specification and performance,” says Burger. “ Fortune will support the products with aftersales and support providers, including availability of spare components.”
Despite the commerce disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Multotec has continued to perform strongly on the export front. Last yr, it earned a place within the Exporter of the Year Awards – offered by the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC).
Multotec provides a whole vary of pumps for medium and heavy duty slurry applications, including cyclone feed, spirals feed, mill discharge, tailings disposal, filter feed, effluent discharge and spillage. The vary caters for flow charges from around 15 m3/hr up to 2,000 m3/hr.
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