Pump Flotation Devices
Pump Flotation Devices (PFD) suspend and prevent the pump from burrowing into the bottom of the dam, stope or pond during pumping operations. The exterior or outer skin of the PFD, manufactured from low density high strength polyethylene and filled with polyurethane foam, ensures it will not sink, even in the unlikely event of the outer skin being punctured.
Three different sizes of PFDs with carrying capacities of 250 kg, 600 kg and 1 200 kg are available. PFDs can be used in series to suspend masses heavier than 1 200 kg.