Mine and Quarry Improvement


Article 1: Dirty Water Pumps Selection Guide


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When selecting a dirty water pump, there are a number of key points to consider to ensure you get the best performance and trouble free usage... Read more


Article 2: Controlling Dust


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Dust control is an important consideration for the quarrying and mineral processing industries. Read the full article plus our dust suppression white paper here

Article 3: Major Cost Savings and Reduced Energy Bills by Installing the Correct Pumps


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Have you considered the major cost and energy savings you can achieve by having the correctly specified pumps for your application? Atlantic Pumps Marketing Manager Bill Noakes examines this subject in our latest blog post which can be read here.

Article 4: 6 Simple Ways to Reduce Pump Downtime 


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In our latest blog post, Bill Noakes of Atlantic Pumps looks at some of the simple things you can do to minimise pump downtime and keep your plant operating.

Article 5: Positive Benefits of Having Pump Spares Available on Rapid Lead Times


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Just in time - lean supply chain thinking - is critical to the success of virtually all manufacturing processes. In the competitive world of commerce we now live in, the savings it brings are vital – or to put it another way, the costs of an ineffective supply chain can bring considerable damage. Atlantic Pumps Managing Director, Andrew Smith, looks at some of the key considerations in our latest blog post.

Article 6: How to Increase the Life of your Submersible Pump


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In our latest blog post, Bill Noakes of Atlantic Pumps examines six ways to further the lifespan of your submersible pump. 

Article 7Quarry Dewatering – Diesel or Electric Pumps?


Diesel dewatering pump vs electric dewatering pumps

Often engineers in mines and quarries, or in other industrial settings, are faced with the decision between using a diesel powered pump unit, or an electric one. Of recent times, pressures to increase efficiency and cost savings have led to the two options being looked at more and more seriously. There are a number of points that must be considered when making this decision and it is important to first carefully examine your application and pumping needs. 

Article 8: Wash Plant Glossary


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Have you ever wondered what we meant when we talk about flocculation, lignite or fines? Perhaps you’ve wondered what the difference was between a gyratory crusher and an impact crusher or maybe you’re struggling to remember what I.B.A stands for?

Bookmark this page and never be stumped again as we feature a selection of wash plant terms and their meanings.

Article 9: 7 Causes of Submersible Pump Failure


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In the latest entry in our Mine and Quarry Improvement series, the Atlantic team look at some of the key reasons why submersible pumps can fail - an essential read that'll help you avoid expensive downtime.

Article 10. The Benefits of a Correctly Specified Pump


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Question: When purchasing a pump for an abrasive application, are you ever tempted to decide on a cheaper, slightly less adequate option? Oscar Dormer looks at the the benefits of a correctly specified pump

Article 11. Cleaning Conveyor Pits


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In the latest entry in our Mining and Quarry Improvement series, Marketing Manager, Bill Noakes looks at the cleaning of conveyor pits and shares a technique which has radically transformed this task for one of our customers.

Article 12. After the Big Freeze - Check your Pumps


Pump Maintenance

6 Essential Steps to Get your Quarry Back Up and Running


1. Undertake a visual check of your pump and casing. Make sure there are no cracks visible.
2. Spin your pump manually before turning it on to ensure that there is no ice inside.
3. Carry out a visual check of your pipework and look for any splits.
4. If you have a diesel pump check the antifreeze, coolant and oil before starting.
5. Once your pumps are running, check your casing and pipework again for splits and cracks.
6. Remember we have an expert and willing team at Atlantic Pumps on hand to help you get back to full production. For assistance call 01246 284 420 or email info@atlanticpumps.co.uk.

Article 13. Key Things to Check When Your Pump Breaks Down


Submersible Slurry Pump

You may want to bookmark this page - it details what you should check should your pump break down and what to do to rectify the situation. Remember, our team are always on hand to help; for free knowledgeable assistance call +44 (0)800 118 2500 or complete the contact form on the left hand side of the page.

Article 14. Glossary of Pump Terms


Pump Terminology

Have you ever wondered what we meant when we talk about flow, head or viscosity? Perhaps you’ve wondered what the difference was between a centrifugal pump and a positive displacement pump or maybe you’re struggling to remember what B.E.P. stands for? Bookmark this page and never be stumped again as we feature 25 common pump terms and their meanings.

Article 15. What to do to Minimise your Pumps Freezing this Winter


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Ensure your pumps are ready for the harsh winter weather and avoid costly downtime by following these six simple tips.

Article 16. 6 Things to Remember when Wiring up your Pump


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The most common cause of pump failure is incorrect installation, and taking care of the power connection is critical to a successful installation. Here we detail some helpful tips to assist you.

Article 17. A Glossary of Electrical Pump Terms for Contractors


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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Soft Start and Star-Delta or perhaps been unsure of what an inverter is? Bookmark this page and never be stumped again as we feature a selection electrical pump terms for contractors.

Article 18. Pump Start Up Methods


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Atlantic Pumps' Paul Brierly provides an overview of DOL, Star-Delta, Soft Start and Inverter Drives. Read more.

Article 19. Regular Maintenance Checks to be undertaken on a SlurryPro Pump


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To avoid expensive downtime and ensure the safety of employees, it is vital that you carry out regular maintenance checks on your centrifugal slurry pumps. Here we look at several key checks that should be carried out on your SlurryPro pumps and how often these should be undertaken. 


Article 20. 5 Key Considerations When Reopening Your Site


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As the construction industry begins to cautiously return to work and play a vital part in the coming economic recovery, protection of our workers and our businesses is of prime importance. Bill Noakes from Atlantic Pumps looks at some of the important considerations for quarries and building sites in this new era. Click to read article.