We are excited about the upcoming Underground Operators Conference 2020 in Perth this March.
Unlike the other industry events like MineX, Austmine and Worthy Parts (that focus more broadly on the mining industry), this trade show is focused on underground mining. It is a chance for all the different contractors and equipment providers servicing the underground sector to showcase their latest offerings.
For us, this is a great opportunity to share news about our JetGuard pump, which we designed especially for underground environments where Shotcrete is used for wall reinforcement.
We are keen to talk about some of the impressive results we’ve had from our onsite trials of JetGuard. Consistent with the PumpEng values, we’ve been testing the pump performance in the toughest of sumps. These harsh (corrosive) environments have destroyed competitor pumps in as little as two days.
To the surprise of one test site operator, the JetGuard pump was still performing months later, and it still hasn’t failed. We get asked, “What’s the catch?” It looks just like the other pumps, but the performance is extraordinary. This type of longevity, from a pump operating in those circumstances, is a game-changer.
For you as a mining operator it means less breakdowns (production delays), lower maintenance costs and reduced risk due to fewer production delays (breakdown) and replacement events.
For the team (crew) at PumpEng, this is further validation that the JetGuard design is fit for purpose and can outperform the other submersible dewatering pumps in the toughest of underground locations.
PumpEng is committed to taking an active role in coming up with problem-solving strategies for our mining partners. For this reason, we are also looking forward to hearing about the challenges people are experiencing in their underground dewatering and coming up with solutions to address those issues.
I think this year at UGOPS 2020 will be a really good opportunity to build awareness of what JetGuard can achieve for you as an underground miner. If you’re using Shotcrete, and you’ve struggled with dewatering pump failure, we’ve got some very good news for you.
If you are at UGOPS 2020 in Perth on 25-27 March, drop by our stand at Booth 21 and let us know how we can help with your dewatering challenges.