Award-winning Slurry Pump
ITT Goulds Pumps announced its XHD extra heavy-duty lined slurry pump was recently chosen from among eight finalists as the “most innovative pump, pumping system or other pump related product introduced onto the market within the last 12 months” by the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association. Intro-duced in late 2011, the XHD is designed to allow mines and related operations to move heavy slurries with improved reliability at lower operating cost, according to ITT Goulds, and its short bearing housing is easily adaptable to nearly any existing foundation, so operators can replace existing slurry pumps without investing in costly refitting of pipes, electrical lines and concrete base structures. Other features include an adjustable suction seal ring that allows adjustment while the pump is running, compensates for wear and maintains optimum impeller clearance for peak performance; a split stuffing box that improves accessibility for easier and faster packing maintenance; and dual impeller adjustment for quick, easy access to perform impeller corrections. A replaceable wet end cartridge allows operators to change parts more quickly and efficiently, with the help of a unique, tapered impeller shaft, and the pump’s i-Alert condition monitor uses ITT proprietary technology to measure vibration and temperature, and signals users with a blinking red LED when it detects a potential problem. The pump is available in six discharge sizes ranging from 80 mm (3 in.) to 300 mm (12 in.), and in four power frames. Its flow range extends to 2,950 m 3 /h (13,000 gal/min), and discharge pressures to 85 m (280 ft).