Pump keeps working in flood

Sykes Group Pty Ltd
Tuesday, 18 August, 2009

Sykes Group was recently approached by a mine in Central Queensland to supply a pump for a duty of 200 L/s at 90 m head in an area that is inaccessible in wet weather and can also flood.

A proposal was put to the mine to use the HH220i pump but pontoon mount it on dry land, with the fuel being supplied from a tank located on the high wall that is accessible in all weather.

The pump is also fitted with automatic stop/start, with a float switch hanging down from the boom. This controls the water level in the dam during dry and wet weather.

Should the area flood, the benefit is the pump can float, keep pumping and be refuelled from the high wall. The pump, with its oil lube bearings and mechanical seal, is suitable for this type of situation as it can run with no servicing required for long periods of time.

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