The Goulds XHD Extra Heavy Duty World-Class Lined Slurry Pump is designed for use in mining and related industries, including applications involving primary metals, mineral processing, non-metallic mining, power utilities and aggregates. The XHD pump is suited specifically for use in Hydraulic Institute Service Class III (heavy – including thickener underflow, tailings disposal, slurry transfer and dilute media) and Class IV (very heavy – including primary grinding circuits, heavy media, thickener underflow and tailings disposal).
The capacity range of the XHD pump is 2,950 cu. m, or 13,000 gpm with discharge pressure to 85 m or 280 ft.
Designed with a comprehensive package of features combined in a single pump, the Goulds Pumps XHD has excelled in two measures of performance that are critical for customers with processes that require moving heavy slurries.
- High reliability, with design features in every critical area, which reduce wear and extend equipment life while pumping abrasive minerals or aggregates.
- Easy serviceability, with a unique suction seal ring that can be adjusted while the pump is running to maintain optimal impeller clearance and a split stuffing box for packing maintenance. The XHD also includes numerous other features that make parts more accessible to perform required maintenance more quickly.
Five of the pump’s standard features are patented or have patents pending, said John Manna, vice president of global marketing for ITT Goulds Pumps. “We asked our mining customers what they would like to see in a next-generation slurry pump, then gave it to them by combining more than 100 years of slurry-pumping experience with some innovative new technologies,” Manna said. “The XHD pump is designed to withstand the wear caused by pumping heavy-duty slurries, and to help operators get back in operation quickly when service is required. We are confident that the XHD pump will offer higher uptime and lower cost of ownership than any other slurry pump available today.”