A Guide To Pumping Slurry

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A Guide To Pumping Slurry

Dec. 07, 2021

One of the most frequently asked questions from our team of pump experts is: "How do I pump slurry?" With this in mind, our team of experts have provided a useful guide to pumping slurry.


What is 'slurry'?

A slurry is a mixture of fluids, which consists of a water-like liquid and particles. Typically, slurry acts in the same way as a viscous, sticky fluid - moving with gravity - but usually needs to be pumped.


Two types of slurry are found in these industries.

Non-settling slurries consist of very fine particles that do not settle to the bottom of the pipe and do not settle for very long (i.e. weeks).

Settling slurries are formed from coarse particles; they are formed from unstable mixtures. It is these settling slurries with coarse particles.

Typically, slurries are.



of a thick consistency, and.

Includes a large number of solids or particles.


Slurry Pump

 Slurry Pump

Choosing the right slurry pump

It is important that the pump you choose has components that will not wear out from abrasive slurries.

For example.


What style of pump is suitable?

If centrifugal, are the impellers of the right design and material?

What is the pump constructed of?

Is the discharge configuration suitable for abrasive slurries?

What is the optimum seal arrangement for the application?

Traditionally, centrifugal pumps are used to pump highly abrasive slurries. Centrifugal pumps use the force generated by the rotating impeller to impinge kinetic energy into the slurry.


Slurry pump considerations

Pumping slurry can cause excessive wear and tear on the pump and its components as the mud can clog the suction and discharge lines.

Aier is pumping experts and offer some useful tips to maintain your slurry pump.


Determine the perfect combination of slow pumping (to reduce wear) and fast pumping to prevent solids from settling and clogging.

reduce the discharge pressure of the pump to the lowest possible point, and.

Make sure you follow the basic rules of pump piping.


Pumping slurry can be a challenging problem, but with the right instruction, pumping and maintenance plan, you will achieve operational success.


Slurry Pump

Slurry Pump

Aier Machinery Hebei Co., Ltd. is a large-scale professional slurry pumps manufacturer, gravel pumps, dredge pumps, sewage pumps and clean water pumps in China.


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Our firm has strong technical force and is specially engaged in the research of abrasion resistant materials of slurry pumps, sewage pumps and water pumps and the development of new products. The materials include high chrome white iron, duplex stainless steel, stainless steel, ductile iron, rubber, etc.

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