Africa’s Wettest Mines Look to Grindex for Dewatering

Dewatering on mines in Africa is a vital duty that is well served by quality Grindex pumps.

Pushing into export markets in Southern Africa has been a key focus for local Grindex distributor Integrated Pump Technology – and this is now paying off. General manager Jordan Marsh says that 2023 is turning into an exciting year, with substantial orders now being secured in mining countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.

Support for Grindex Range Grows With African Expansion

Integrated Pump Technology's expansion into the SADC region and beyond has been built on the proven quality of rugged Grindex pumps underpinned by the strength of its support services.

Keeping pace with its growth across the Southern African Development Community (SADC), official Grindex pump distributor Integrated Pump Technology is ensuring that its product support remains world class. This means growing its distributor base and empowering local agents with skills and stockholding to respond quickly to customer needs.

Duty Calls: Make Sure of the Right Pump for the Job

Selecting the right dewatering pump means being clear on what duty it is expected to perform.

Dewatering pumps are critical infrastructure on mines and construction sites. When they stop performing, flooding can bring operations to a costly halt. Avoiding this risk is all about selecting the right pump for the application, highlights Justin Bawden of Integrated Pump Technology.

More Scope for Grindex Pumps as African Market Grows

The Grindex range of submersible pumps caters for a wide range of applications.

So successful has been Integrated Pump Technology’s market penetration into Africa that its distribution area for Grindex pumps has been expanded. This follows the renewal of its distribution agreement for a further five years by leading global pump OEM, Grindex. The countries added to its jurisdiction now include Angola, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

Choosing the Right Submersible Pump for the Application

Pumping water, sludge and slurry from mines, quarries and construction sites is a vital part of keeping operations streamlined.

Pumping water, sludge and slurry from mines, quarries and construction sites is a vital part of keeping operations streamlined. In many cases, submersible pumps are the equipment of choice for this function. They are robust, mobile and can handle suspended solids and chemical abrasion. The trick, though, is to select carefully from the wide range of options to suit the specific application. Integrated Pump Technology explains how.

Checking Pump Installations Ahead of Rainy Season

Integrated Pump Technology, as the southern African distributor of Grindex submersible dewatering pumps, is dedicated to helping customers prevent flooding and disruption.

With the rainy season on the way in much of southern Africa, Integrated Pump Technology is urging pump users to check that their equipment is still up to the task. Mines in particular face the risk of disruption if pits or shafts are not dewatered quickly enough. The company even conducts site assessments to ensure that the right capacity is in place and is fully serviceable.

Accredited Local Support Underpins Grindex Pumps in Zambia

Local Zambian company IES has made rapid progress this year as Integrated Pump Technology’s distributor in that region.

With Zambian mines among the world’s wettest, this region has always been well serviced by submersible dewatering pump specialist Integrated Pump Technology. This support has taken another leap forward with local company IES becoming its exclusive distributor earlier this year. With its experienced staff and accredited service centre, IES offers localised sales and servicing of the Grindex pump range in Zambia.

Grindex Mega Claims Title as Dewatering Workhorse

Suitable for pumping large quantities of dirty water, the heavy duty Grindex Mega pump is often referred to as the workhorse of pump dewatering.

Known as the workhorse of pump dewatering, the Grindex Mega pump is ideal for pumping large quantities of dirty water and is available in two configurations – the Mega N for normal head applications and the Mega H for high head applications. Integrated Pump Technology is the official Grindex pump distributor for southern Africa.

Integrated Pump Technology Plans Expanding Southern African Footprint

The Grindex Maxi pump is popular in the mining environment as the pump can run dry without operational interruptions.

Participation at Electra Mining Africa 2022 will serve to underpin Integrated Pump Technology’s drive to increase its footprint in Africa. According to general manager, Jordan Marsh in the less than 10 years since the company secured the Grindex pump distributorship for southern Africa it has already significantly increased the product’s installed footprint in South Africa and made good inroads in southern Africa.

Adding Engineering Value to Grindex Pump Solutions

Supported by its full engineering capability, Integrated Pump Technology can design and deliver the pump solution to suit every customer’s challenge. In any application, there will be a range of considerations to optimise performance, argues general manager Jordan Marsh. It is no longer sufficient just to offer ‘a pump in a box’.