“Ever wonder where Hector Aquino is today”?

Well we’re happy to announce he has joined us at KGO Group Ltd., and we’re glad he did!

Hector brings years of technical experience in Chemical Feed systems, specializing in Dry and Liquid Polymer, Bentonite Clay Dispersing and Metering Pump System and Equipment. Hector has been involved with some of the largest installations of equipment in North America, from initial design to commissioning and start up. Hector has a strong background in electrical controls, instrumentation and is very mechanically ...

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Dry Polymer Systems “You get what you pay for”

Remember this when buying a dry polymer system! 

“You get what you pay for”

Not all dry polymer systems are equal; over the years we have seen and heard from polymer equipment suppliers making claims and promises of their systems performance and unique wetting capabilities that are in fact, “overstated”. There are certain parameters that must be addressed before the selection of a dry polymer system is determined. Water temperature and quality (hardness & alkalinity) have a ...

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Double Diaphragm Pump pumping cement

Pumping cement with a double diaphragm pump

Bentonite and mortar
A good example of pumping cement slurry with a Verderair double diaphragm pump is the spraying of walls with a mixture of bentonite and mortar. The waste of the cement slurry is collected in the basement. A Verderair double diaphragm pump moves the cement slurry out of the basement to the first floor to be removed.

Cement slurry is a very abrasive product, this can cause many problems to pump. The material choice for the wetted ...

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Pumping sludge and slurry

Pumping Sludge & Slurry

A sludge pump must be very resistant to abrasion. Wear at the wetted parts can occur from the solid content in the fluid. Sludge and slurry are often pumped below the pump unit itself. Good priming capabilities are therefore very important for a sludge pump.

Example applications of pumping slurry-like fluids are anaerobic-treated sludge and raw sludge. Each slurry type varies in its solid content and viscosity has their own physical appearance. Anaerobic sludge has a lower temperature then raw sludge. ...

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Conventional Universal Joints Contributes to 20% of Pump Failures

Innovative Design Concepts for Optimizing Life Cost of Progressive Cavity Pumps

Due to the ever increasing demands of users on the economic efficiency, there is a continuous pressure on the pump manufacturers to challenge the design of progressive cavity pumps. In this edition of Roto Tech, different design variants for universal joints are presented and discussed with regard to their advantages and disadvantages. By the systematic implementation of innovative design concepts in universal joint, it has been possible to realize a leap in technology & create a new generation of progressive ...

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Verderflex Lime Slurry Pump

Verderflex Hose Pumps For Transferring Lime Slurry

Verderflex hose pumps have been used transfer lime slurry from below storage tanks to tanker trucks

Slurry has a high specific gravity giving the solids or particles a tendency to settle when it is left for extended periods of time. Air is injected to ensure the lime and other particles remain in suspension prior to pumping. The slurry is very abrasive and the pump must withstand this and have the ability to run dry

The Verderflex VF65 hose pump has ...

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KGO at CIM 2015

Canada Institute of Mining Convention 2015

CIM 2015 | Palais des Congrès | Montreal Quebec | May 10-12, 2015
Trade shows are still an important part of doing business in Canada and North America, contrary to what some say and believe. It’s about the attitude you carry, are you there because you want to be or do you believe in the old adage “you are conspicuous by your absence”? For me it is one of the best forms of marketing available, you get to meet, face ...

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Roto RM Mining Pumps

Roto Mining Pumps

Roto MR/RM are based on classical design retaining its compact and robust construction. These pumps have combined bearing and pump housing and incorporate hollow shaft which accommodates the coupling rod, thereby reducing overall length of the pump. Standard sealing arrangement is in gland packing; however these pumps can also be supplied with mechanical seals.

These pumps are available in both free molded and molded to metal stator designs. The maximum pressure for Free Molded pump is up to 9 Bar and ...

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Verderflex Slurry Pump for Mining

Heavy duty slurry pumps for the mine

Verderflex peristaltic pumps are the first choice for mines around the world, offering unrivalled performance in a tough and uncompromising environment.

Abrasive mining slurries have sub-micron solid contents in excess of 80% with slurry SGs in excess of 2.0. Only hose pumps can pump such dense fluids whilst maintaining high levels of plant availability unlike centrifugal pumps which suffer from continuous downtime and are unable to pump such high SG slurries, lower plant performance

Additionally, reversible hose pumps can be used ...

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Photo by Reuters Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest unveiled the Plan Nord on May 9, 2011.

Plan Nord 2.0 Aims for Coherence

Toronto – Mining Weekly – When the Quebec government’s Plan Nord to develop the parts of the province located north of the 49th parallel was launched under Jean Charest’s Quebec Liberal Party in May 2011, it was heralded as a timely and necessary act in the mining industry’s favourable economic context at the time.

But a succession of political parties forming provincial governments and trying to sway the plan according to their ...

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