Many mining processes require dewatering. Rotary lobe pumps are well suited for feeding dewatering devices because of their ability to pump a measured, near pulseless flow at any pressure within the pump's PSI range. Additionally, mining applications are often abrasive. Pump wear rate is greatly effected by pump speed. Typically, rotary lobe pumps run at 200-300 rpm in abrasive applications where as centrifugal pumps are typically run at 1750 rpm. This results in much faster wear for centrifugal pumps. Rotary lobe pumps deal well with soft, compressible solids. However if the slurry consistently contains hard solids greater than 1/8" we can specify one of three methods: in-line grinder, filter, or knock-out tank. We have a broad variety of materials available to custom engineer a pump best suited to your application. Options include LobePro S-series pumps and C-series pumps. Each model can have benefits to your application.