AllightSykes, the dewatering experts, were perfectly placed to provide a long-term solution to one of the largest iron ore miners in WA who urgently needed a powerful pump to flush out a slurry line.
As the slurry line was blocked, the client needed a pump onsite immediately. After looking at the situation and identifying that AllightSykes’ HH220 pump unit had the right processes for the job, the company facilitated the cross-hire of a similar unit from its sister company, Coates Hire. The hire unit got the job done in the short term, but the client needed a sustainable on-site solution and ordered their own AllightSykes HH220 pump to the same specifications.
“While the new pump was being built and tested by AllightSykes NSW, the client’s crew onsite in the Pilbara had designed their pipeline manifold system around the cross-hire unit. Therefore, our manufactured unit needed to have the exact same footprint as the hire pump,” explained Bill Jones, AllightSykes Regional Sales Manager WA.
“The project required a 450mm suction pipe and discharge hose with eccentric/concentric reducers to exactly fit the in-situ manifold system,” said Chris O’Brien. “These requirements were so exact, it needed to pass a significant factory acceptance test (FAT) at our yard. After seeing the results of the test, the comment from the client was that they have ‘never had a pump hit all duty point on test’.”
“The build and delivery of both the hire pump and the capital pump was managed to the hour. Everything from the factory acceptance test, delivery, installation, commissioning and all supporting documentation was delivered on time and within budget parameters. It was a complete success,” continued Bill, proudly.
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