New Linatex G4 Pump installation delivers up to 43% power draw savings over conventional alternatives.
- 13 July 2010
- Product News
The results are in! Sand and gravel operations are achieving unprecedented savings in total life cycle costs with the new Linatex G4 Rubber and Hard Metal Pumps, which combine best-in-class efficiency with superior abrasion resistance.
Linatex formally announces the launch of the new G4 Pump range with their official launch in Europe this month,
‘With a long history of innovation supporting the development of the G4 Pump range, and demonstrable results in the field, we are delighted with the new range' says Bruce Cooke, General Manager Linatex Europe. ‘Our experience across the globe, coupled with the considerable knowledge that our team of experts here in Europe have accumulated throughout their time in the industry has resulted in a world class range of pumps, specifically suited to the market here.'
Compared to conventional products, the Linatex G4 Rubber Pumps incorporate genuine Linatex Premium Rubber Liners for maximum service life in abrasive slurry and chemical applications. Delivering the biggest benefits of value engineering, the Linatex G4 Pump range features hydraulic designs which reduce internal turbulence and minimise power draw, while offering ease of maintenance and serviceability.
Our in-field results demonstrate the benefits delivered by the range. Here are some examples:
Challenge Number 1: A major sand and gravel operation challenged Linatex to cut overall operating costs within its coarse and fine sand slurry applications.
The Solution: After consulting with Linatex Engineers, the operation replaced a conventional 8-inch, 75 HP pump with a new 8-inch, 60 HP Linatex G4 Rubber Pump in its coarse sand application. In the fine sand application, a standard 6-inch, 30 HP pump was replaced with a new 6-inch, 25 HP Linatex G4 Rubber Pump.
The Result: Based upon 22,400 annual operating hours the new 8-inch pump delivered a 17.5 % reduction in power draw over the conventional pump; while the 6-inch pump delivered a stunning 43.75 % reduction in power draw over the standard model.
Challenge Number 2: A large European waste recycling organisation required a replacement feed pump which could offer improved efficiency and performance.
The challenge to Linatex was to supply a pump which would feed at a minimum of 7 bar end pressure, ensure longer wear life at a reduced cost, backed up by reliable local support.
The Solution: Linatex supplied a Linatex G4 Hard Metal Pump HSN100 (with packed gland and expeller seal) which delivers the fine, flocculated, thixotropic, abrasive slurry feed material from a sludge holding tank to the press.
The Results: Still in service, the Linatex G4 Hard Metal Pump has delivered over 12 months part life as opposed to the previous incumbent's pump which only delivered a 6 month part life. In addition, the Linatex G4 Pump has delivered a saving of almost 70% on part costs.
The increased pressure that the G4 Pump has delivered, has not only led to a drier filter cake being produced, but has also allowed more water to be recycled for use within the system.