The XHD pump from Seneca Falls, N.Y.-based ITT Goulds Pumps allows mines and related operations to move heavy slurries with improved reliability and at lower operating cost. The pump can be maintained even while running and requires less downtime for service procedures, with parts that are more accessible and adjustable, than in other slurry pumps.
The XHD pump’s short bearing housing is easily adaptable to nearly any existing foundation, so operators can replace existing slurry pumps without costly refitting of pipes, electrical lines or concrete bases. The XHD pump works optimally on both Service Class III and Class IV slurries. The pump is available in six discharge sizes ranging from 80mm (3 inches) to 300mm (12 inches), and in four power frames. Its flow range extends to 2,950 cubic meters per hour or 13,000 gallons per minute, and discharge pressures to 85 meters or 280 feet.
Besides Processing’s Breakthrough Product award, ITT says the XHD also took top honors at this year’s Pump Industry Awards, presented by the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association. The XHD Extra Heavy Duty Lined Slurry Pump was 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, with effectiveness being demonstrated via application details.”