News from Schwing Bioset

New Pair of Piston Pumps for Big Island Mine

 

Written by Dale Bone, August 12, 2015

 

OCI Chemical Corporation is an industry leader in the production of soda ash, sodium percarbonate, and hydrogen peroxide. OCI’s Big Island Mine has been in operation since 1962 and is a 3.25 million short ton facility. The trona mine uses the “Room and Pillar Method,” and then they convey it to surface where it is refined into dense soda ash. The waste material is pumped back underground as far as two miles.  The tailings range from 50-63% solids. Soda ash is commonly used in glass manufacturing and powder detergent. Other uses include pulp processing, chemicals manufacturing, pH control, and food manufacturing.

OCI needed to replace aging piston pumps at its Big Island Mine near Green River, WY, and they chose to install Schwing Bioset equipment to pump their tailings underground or to surface storage facilities - on a 24/7 basis.  Because of this continuous demand, OCI spent a great deal of time and research in choosing a product and partner, and during this process they visited Schwing Bioset operations, among others. In the end, several factors drove the decision to choose Schwing Bioset piston pumps, and OCI will install two model KSP 220 pumps with XL poppet valves this fall.

According to OCI Project Manager, Mr. Jim Spurrier, the most compelling factors included Schwing Bioset’s resume of satisfied mining clients, their ability to customize programming and electrical design to integrate into OCI’s existing controls and computers, and the open loop hydraulics and hydraulic signaling incorporated in the product design.  The other important factor was that Schwing Bioset is based out of Wisconsin. The pumps and power units were built in Somerset, WI, so schematics were written in English, and the ability to get parts stocked in North America and shipped within one business day was critical, as well as having service techs in the US.

The information exchange and interaction the OCI team had with the Schwing Bioset team throughout the year-long process gave OCI the confidence that they chose the right partner for them and that they could make the project a success regardless of the challenges they face along the way.

To learn more about this project, contact this blog’s author, Dale Bone, at dbone@schwingbioset.com. For other information, call 715.247.3433, visit our website, or follow us on social media.

 

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Tags: Piston Pumps, Poppet Valves, Pumps, Mining, Mining Pumps, Tailings

Schwing Bioset Exhibiting at WEF Residuals and Biosolids Conference

 

June 4, 2015

Schwing Bioset, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2015 WEF Residuals and Biosolids Conference in Washington, DC, on June 8th and 9th.

Please be sure to stop by our booth (#106) while you're on the exhibit floor.

 

Visit the conference website to view the event details and exhibition map: http://www.residualsbiosolids-wefiwa.org/

Here is the Schwing Bioset listing for the show: http://app.core-apps.com/15rbwe/exhibitors/d4d3b4f759e0e3a5025efd0a3d0e4fc4

Learn more about our Bioset Process and Class 'A' Biosolids, Dewatering Equipment, Pumps, and other products here: http://www.schwingbioset.com/products

 

If you'd like to meet with one of our team members, please contact marketing@schwingbioset.com for the names of the team members who are attending the show.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Tags: Class 'A' Biosolids, Bioset Process, Events, Biosolids, Wastewater Treatment, Pumps, Dewatering

Schwing Bioset Wraps Up 2015 Spring KSP Pump Service Seminar

 

May 14, 2015

Schwing Bioset, Inc. (SBI) held its Spring KSP Pump Service Seminar from May 12 to May 14.  The seminar was once again led by Schwing Bioset’s Quality Control Specialist, Jack Koehler.  The seminar and training is designed for Schwing Bioset customers to learn how to properly use and maintain their equipment, to help ensure they get the most out of it.  This spring, there were 16 attendees from all over the U.S. that attended.  The course builds 24 hours toward quality training and education for the attendee. 

The first two days of training are held in the classroom and cover safety, operations, maintenance and basic hydraulics.  The third day of training provides hands-on experience where attendees train with the SBI Parts and Service, Quality Control, and Customer Service departments working directly with equipment to learn about its use, maintenance, and using it safely.  Some of the topics discussed include hydraulics, poppet valves, power packs, schematic reading, troubleshooting, screw feeders, sludge pumps, preventative maintenance, and much more. 

Schwing Bioset offers two KSP Pump Service Seminars per year.  The next training will take place this coming fall from October 6 – 8, 2015.  Training fills up fast, so please consider registering ahead of time.

If you would like us to come to you and train at your facilities, we would be happy to provide you with a quote.  Please contact Paul Katka, the SBI Service Manager, at (715) 350-6913, if you are interested in this option. 

For questions about this training or to inquire about a future training at Schwing Bioset, please contact Tanya at: tweinzierl@schwingbioset.com or marketing@schwingbioset.com.

 

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Tags: Events, KSP Service Seminar, Pumps, Equipment Maintenance

Schwing Bioset Exhibiting at the 2015 Texas Water Conference

 

Posted on April 9, 2015

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Schwing Bioset, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2015 Texas Water in April in Corpus Christie, Texas.

Please be sure to stop by our booth (#1209) while you're on the exhibit floor.

Visit the conference website to view the event details and floor map: http://www.texas-water.com/home.html

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Tags: Events, Wastewater Treatment, Schwing Bioset, Pumps, Municipal

Schwing Bioset adds Synergy Controls as Mining Rep in Ontario and Manitoba

 

January 12, 2015 (Somerset, WI) 

Schwing Bioset, Inc. is pleased to announce that Synergy Controls Corporation (Sudbury, ON) has signed on as their Mining Representative in Ontario and Manitoba. Schwing Bioset is a worldwide leader in thick product pumping and material handling solutions. “Synergy Controls’ extensive knowledge of mining processes and excellent reputation in the market in serving their customer base make them a great choice as a partner,” explains Scott Springer, Schwing Bioset’s Vice President Sales & Marketing.  “They have a great presence both at the mines and with the Engineering contractors”.

Mike Gribbons (President of Synergy Controls Corporation) stated, “Schwing Bioset was our first choice for a high pressure slurry pump.  Schwing impressed us with both their experience and technology.   Coupling that with, North American made systems and a large inventory of completed pumps and spares fully complements our paste and back fill solutions. This allows our clients a “one stop shop” providing pumps, valves, instruments and control solutions.”

Miguel Jahncke (Schwing Bioset Director of Mining Solutions) is excited about this key partnership. “The Synergy Controls organization’s history of providing mining clients with engineered solutions supports Schwing Bioset’s mission of providing the best high solids content slurries transportation and handling solutions in the mining industry. Their efforts at the Ontario EPCM’s will help Schwing Bioset’s mining business globally.”

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Tags: Piston Pumps, Schwing Bioset, Pumps, Hydraulic Pumps, Mining Pumps, Slurry Pumps, Paste Backfilling, Mining Paste

Schwing Bioset delivers more MONSTER pumps

January 2008

Six KSP 220 piston pumps with 450kW (600 hp) power packs will travel across the 2008 "ice road" to Lac de Gras, a diamond mine operated by Diavik situated 300 km by air northeast of Yellowknife. Engineered by Golder Associates in Sudbury, ON, the KSP 220's are designed to each deliver 185 m3/hr (815 gpm), at 90 bar (1,305 psi) pressure continuously. There are three pumping stations, each station including two pumps that are arranged in series feeding into common pipelines. The pumps are synchronized to switch at the same time and provide steady flow of material. As a critical component in the highly engineered paste plant, performance, reliability, and experience are essential to a successful mining operation making Schwing Bioset the natural choice for a pumping partner.

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Tags: MONSTER Pumps, Schwing Bioset, Pumps

Schwing Bioset Introduces Its New iKSP Piston Pump

October 2007

Schwing Bioset proudly introduces its new iKSP piston pump. Built with the same rugged durability of the KSP series pump, the iKSP is rated for:

  • Belt Filter Press biosolids ranging from 6% to 22% dry solids content
  • Operating pressures up to 400 psi
  • Outputs up to 35 gpm

The iKSP is offered as a cost effective alternative to high maintenance progressing cavity type pumps and features the same long wear part lives and simplistic maintenance procedures as the original KSP series pump.

Tags: Announcements, Sludge Pumps, Pumps

Schwing Bioset delivers BIG pumps to De Beers

January 2007

Two KSP 220 piston pumps with 600kW (800 hp) power packs are traveling across the "ice road" to Snap Lake, a diamond mine operated by De Beers in a remote region of northern Canada. Engineered by AMEC in Vancouver, BC, the KSP 220's will be the largest piston pumps in North America delivering 135 m3/hr (600 gpm), at 85 bar (1,230 psi) pressure continuously. The piston pumps are a critical component in the highly engineered paste plant so performance, reliability, and experience were key factors during AMEC's equipment evaluations. Schwing Bioset looks forward to being a part of De Beers first diamond mine outside of Africa, and also the first underground diamond mining operation in Canada.

 

Tags: MONSTER Pumps, Schwing Bioset, Pumps