The company also claims that following in-field testing, sand and gravel operations can achieve major savings in total life cycle costs with the new G4 rubber [lined] and hard metal pumps, which offer "superior abrasion resistance."
Bruce Cooke, general manager Linatex Europe, said, "With a long history of innovation supporting the development of the G4 Pump range, and demonstrable results in the field, we are delighted with the new range. Our experience across the globe, coupled with the considerable knowledge that our team of experts here in Europe have accumulated throughout their time in the industry has resulted in a world class range of pumps, specifically suited to the market here."
The Linatex G4 rubber pumps incorporate Linatex premium rubber liners for abrasive slurry and chemical applications, and the range features hydraulic designs which reduce internal turbulence and minimise power draw.
In one field test a major sand and gravel operation challenged Linatex to cut overall operating costs within its coarse and fine sand slurry applications.
After consulting with Linatex engineers, the operation replaced a conventional pump with a new 8inch (20.32cm), 60hp (44.74kW) Linatex G4 rubber pump in its coarse sand application. In the fine sand application, a standard 6inch (15.24cm), 30hp (22.37kW) pump was replaced with a new 6inch, 25hp (18.6kW) HP Linatex G4 rubber pump.
"Based on 22,400 annual operating hours the new pump delivered a 17.5% reduction in power draw over the conventional pump, while the 6inch pump delivered 43.75% reduction in power draw over the standard model." The G4's European launch will be followed by a launch in Asia Pacific later this year.