Slurry Sucker Dam Dredging System
The SlurrySucker Dredging System is suitable for the regular cleaning of
process water ponds, return water dams or other water storage areas.
It is also ideal for dredging and cleaning water capture areas where
silt or slimes is an issue or where water retention and water holding
capacity is being threatened. This dredging system can be used on
plastic lined dams without damaging the liners.
Engineered as a robust, compact dredging unit, the SlurrySucker
can be easily transported on a standard road trailer,
making it simple to move from pond to pond on a
The SlurrySucker Mini is capable of extracting
120 m3 per hour of slurry/water mixture,
equating to 30 to 40 dry tons per hour, while
the SlurrySucker Maxi will remove between 70
to 80 dry tons per hour. The SlurrySucker Mini
has a 100 mm discharge and the SlurrySucker
Maxi has a 150 mm discharge.
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Respected, reliable Grindex pump selected for your specific needs
Manufactured using locally produced components, the SlurrySucker Dredge units incorporate pumps from the respected Grindex slurry and dewatering range. This means that lead times are significantly reduced both in terms of complete units as well as the requisite parts, since the need to import components has been eliminated. Selection of the pump will be determined by the dredging operation at hand and could include either Grindex dewatering pumps where agitation of the slurry is required, or Grindex slurry pumps where there is a need to remove slurry from ponds or dams.
Can be fully customised for your project requirements
The biggest advantage of this new dredging unit is that the pumps can be changed to accommodate specific customer applications. An example of this would be where the customer needs to remove 160 dry tons per hour. In this instance, the dredging unit would be custom engineered to handle the required flow.
No downstream process downtime while dredging
The advantage of our slurry sucker unit is that the dredging operation can be performed without any downstream processes having to be halted.
When other traditional methodologies are used to dredge water storage ponds then the dam or pond needs to be taken off line and this shutdown can be costly in terms of production.
No damage to lined dams and ponds
The SlurrySucker Dredge Unit can be used on plastic lined dams without any damage to liners. This is very important from an environmental perspective as there is no risk of the liner being cut and water leaking out
Rugged and easily transported
Galvanised steel is used for the construction of the dredging unit framework and for use in highly corrosive applications it can be fabricated from stainless steel. Engineered as a robust, compact dredging unit, the SlurrySucker Dredge Unit can be easily transported on a standard road trailer, making it simple to move from pond to pond on a mine site.
Easy to operate
The dredging units can be easily operated by one person and for those instances where plants do not have the necessary manpower available, Integrated Pump Rental can undertake the pond or dam cleaning on a turnkey contract basis.