Mining Industry Pumps

The industrial pumps used in mining need to meet specific durability and functionality requirements. One critical feature is a rugged housing that withstands chemical exposure and extreme environments. The internal components must also provide chemical resistance and reliable operation under demanding conditions. Mining pumps must provide enough power and suction to efficiently move everything from thin, shear sensitive fluids to water containing rocks, gravel, and sandy/silty soil.

Above ground and underground mining operations rely on industrial pumps to perform several functions, including:

  • Transferring fuel
  • Processing and transferring chemicals
  • Distributing and circulating raw water and process water
  • Dewatering, including groundwater and surface water control
  • Extracting and processing minerals
  • Removing sludge and sewage from mined areas

Industrial Pumps for Mine Dewatering and Material Transfer Applications

PS-AZ is an Arizona-based supplier of mining pumps, replacement parts, and accessories from trusted brands. We offer centrifugal pumps, air-operated double diaphragm pumps, and submersible pumps in various sizes and configurations to handle all extraction and processing stages.

Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps

Air operated double diaphragm pumps are a type of positive displacement pump that operated using compressed air. AODD pumps move shear-sensitive fluids without damage yet are rugged enough to carry abrasive, highly viscous substances through the pump efficiently. These pumps are also self-priming and have a powerful suction lift to ensure continuous, worry-free operation.  The pneumatic operation provides the additional benefit of compatibility with hazardous and explosive applications.

We stock ARO mining pumps in several configurations with flow rates up to 275 gallons per minute. These pumps have a rugged design and are known for their portability, versatility, and industrial-strength performance.  Choose from several housing materials, including aluminum, cast iron, stainless steel, Hastelloy C, and polypropylene.

Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal pumps come in several styles to accommodate different pumping needs. Vertical centrifugal pumps are best for dewatering and fluid transport because they produce enough pressure to move water from pits and reservoirs. Capable of handling both fluids and slurries, these pumps offer the versatility needed for mining applications.

We stock centrifugal pumps from Burks, Crane, Deming, Prosser, Scot Pumps and Systems, Weinman, and Xylem Goulds. Select from a wide range of configurations with an option of bronze, bronze fitted, cast iron, or stainless-steel housing.

Submersible Pumps

Available in single-stage and multi-stage options, submersible mining pumps feature an impeller that pushes fluids through the pump until they reach the surface.  A hermetically sealed motor allows complete submersion without damaging internal components or affecting your industrial pump’s performance. These pumps are also self-priming and produce continuous suction that reduces blockages and makes them highly efficient at lifting solids, slurries and high viscosity fluids. 

We stock submersible pumps and accessories from AMT, Barnes, Deming, Prosser, and Xylem Goulds. Choose from cast iron, plastic, or stainless-steel housing.

How to Select a Pump That Meets Your Performance Needs

Selecting a pump that is the right size type, size, and pressure range for your application reduces equipment downtime and helps you maintain a more efficient and profitable mining operation. Always consider your application and material handling requirements, including viscosity, flow, and pressure.

In dewatering applications, for example, using a pump that is too small might cause flooding. You can also create issues by pumping slurries with a pump made for low viscosity substances.  The distance a pumped fluid must travel and whether you are pumping from an open pit or underground mine also determines how much pressure you need.

Get A Fast Quote on High-Performance Pumps for the Mining Industry

Choosing a pump with reliable operation and a low-maintenance design is essential for a mining site. With an extensive stock of pumps to choose from, you won’t have a problem finding a solution that meets your flow and power requirements. Submit a quote request or contact our team for help selecting the right pump for your mining application.