Mining

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Bendigo Groundwater Project on track

The Bendigo’ Groundwater Project is on schedule, with the three components of the interim solution managed by Coliban Water set to be completed by mid-2017. The Bendigo Groundwater Project involves the construction of a 5.4km pipeline connecting a new groundwater treatment plant at the New Moon Mine in Eaglehawk to a new brine storage lagoon […]

Embracing disruption and uberisation in the mining sector

According to Michelle Ash, Chief Innovation Officer of Barrick Gold, digital disruption must be embraced rather than avoided if miners are to remain competitive. In a recent interview ahead of her talk at Austmine 2017: Mining’s Innovation Imperative, Ms Ash said the uberisation of mining will become ever more important for miners, helping them to […]

Corrosive liquid pump

A new cast 316 stainless steel self-priming centrifugal pump has been introduced to handle corrosive liquids in mining and processing applications. The new range of electric drive pumps are close coupled and feature high efficiencies for both high and low head applications. Introduced by Australian Pump Industries, the pumps are designed to answer a serious […]

Mining and METS collaboration important for Australia’s future

According to the Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia, Dr Vanessa Guthrie, Australia’s minerals industry and its mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector need better collaboration for the nation’s future prosperity. In an interview ahead of her talk at the Austmine 2017 conference, Dr Guthrie said mining and METS companies were drivers of […]

Collaboration key to solving mine operational challenges

Australian miners should consider collaborating with other industries for critical innovations if they are not already, said Dr Craig Stegman, Rio Tinto’s Vice President, Operational and Technical Support, Copper and Diamonds. In a wide-ranging interview ahead of Dr Stegman’s appearance at the Austmine 2017: Mining’s Innovation Imperative conference in May, the Rio Tinto leader spoke […]

Data changing how mines are operated

Dr Penny Stewart, Managing Director and founder of PETRA Data Science said data-driven technologies would continue to radically transform how mines are run for decades to come. In a recent interview, ahead of her speaking engagement at the Austmine 2017: Mining’s Innovation Imperative conference in May, Dr Stewart said engineered data science was allowing mines […]

Sulzer acquires industrial pump company

Pumping solutions company, Sulzer, has acquired an industrial pump supplier, with the deal expanding its product range in Australia.  Sulzer has acquired Ensival Moret (EM), a part of Moret Industries, which it will integrate into its pumps equipment division. The acquisition will allow Sulzer to close specific product gaps in its general industry pumps portfolio – such […]

State of the Industry in 2017: new opportunities drive optimistic outlook

Recently Pump Industry undertook its fourth annual State of the Industry survey. The survey’s results provide insights into current trends in the industry, areas for growth and opportunity, what has or hasn’t been working for companies over the last year, and the industry’s outlook for the year ahead. Our survey results suggest that 2016 was a mixed bag […]

Mine pumping no longer a drag

The CSIRO has developed new technology that reduces the costly ‘drag’ in industrial pumping, which is now being implemented by a major mining company. Following a successful trial, Glencore’s Minara Resources adopted the drag-reduction technology, which aims to save mining companies millions of dollars on energy and water use each year while boosting their productivity. Glencore Minara Resources […]

Incentivising an energy efficient industry

Through the Emissions Reduction Fund, the Australian Government will purchase lowest cost abatement from a wide range of sources, providing an incentive to businesses, households and landowners to proactively reduce their emissions. Here, we take a look at the ways in which the pump industry can benefit from this scheme. The Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), established through the Department […]


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