Monday, March 12, 2012

Water Impedes Mining Operations

©Cornell Pump Company 2012
Richard Holton , Cornell Pump’s southeast regional manager wrote a case study on mine dewatering featured in the March 2012 edition of Pumps & Systems magazine. Learn how an innovative Cornell pump solution increased operational uptime and reduced energy costs.

...Innovative pump solution dewaters the longwall face of a mine, leading to more operational uptime and reduced energy costs.

Water is a consistent problem in mining operations. Operating underground in areas below the water table, water will seep, even pour, into a mine. Water can slow operations, lead to costly downtime and make the mine uneconomical to operate. Often, because of the nature of the shafts that are dug, the transfer route for removing the water is not straight, and the distances can be long.

Read the full story by Cornell's own Richard Holton in PUMP-ZONE here ...