Pumping solutions for mining and metal and mineral processing

Companies in the mining, metal and minerals sector all over the world rely on LEWA pumps and systems in their processes.

From the explosives manufacturing, ore extraction and metal and mineral recovery to effluents treatment and final product finishing, our solutions have helped our clients to save energy and consumables while keeping high operational safety and low cost of ownership.

Solutions for the mining industry and metal and mineral processing

Our qualified equipment for mining and metal and mineral processing allows us to comply with all requirements in these industries. We offer EPC companies, operators, and end-users our complete portfolio of high-end metering, process and centrifugal pumps and pumping systems.

When developing our solutions we take industry standards as well as your requirements and circumstances into consideration. Wide range of pressures and flows, hermetically sealed units, high efficiency design and extreme safety are a matter of course for LEWA. We offer you a safe tool for ore extraction, treatment and finishing in the form of our pumps and systems. For example, with features as sandwich PTFE diaphragm for maximum pumping safety of cyanides and sulfuric acids, ensuring maximum cost-efficiency! 

Our many years of experience mean that we are able to offer international engineering and project expertise to assist you in all phases of your project.

Count on an experienced supplier – LEWA!

LEWA triplex process pump

Background

Usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, and reef or placer deposit. This ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay.

LEWA pumps and pumping systems are used to handle any chemical fluid applied in the extraction, processing and finishing of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth.

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Applications

Process Chemicals Purpose
Size Reduction Processes
Spray drying Mineral itself in suspension Atomize, dry and homogenize the mineral into thin powder
Separation Processes
Leaching Acid water Lixiviant for copper, nickel and other metals
Activated Carbon Gold extraction via adsorption of gold cyanide solution
Anhydrous Ammonia Lixiviant for nickel. Precipitant in uranium extraction
Acqua Regia Melting of palladium, gold and platinum
Caustic Soda (Liquor & Pearl) Elution stripping of gold adsorbed onto activated carbon
Ferrous Sulphate Cyanide detoxification in gold mining process
Hydrochloric Acid Pre‑elution treatment of activated carbon in gold mining
Lead Nitrate Accelerator in gold cyanidation
Sodium Bisulphite (SBS) Cyanide detoxification in gold mining
Sodium Chlorate Oxidant in uranium extraction
Sodium Cyanide Gold extraction using cyanidation heap leach, CIP or CIL processes
Sodium Metabisulphite (SMBS) Cyanide detoxification in gold mining
Sulfuric Acid Lixiviant in copper and nickel mining. Cyanide destruction in gold mining
Flotation Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate Activator for sphalerite (ZnS), pyrite (FeS2) in base metal ores
Lead Nitrate Activator for stibnite (Sb2S3) in antimony ores
DSPcollectors Range of specialty collectors
Potassium Amyl Xanthate (PAX) Strong, unselective collector
Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX) Weak, highly selective collector
Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) Good general purpose collector
Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) Selective collector with higher recovery than SEX
Dextrin Depressant for talc and gangue minerals in base metal ores
Guar Gum Organic Acid gangue depressant for orescontaining oxide minerals
Depressant for carbon and galena (PbS) minerals in base metal ores 
Depressant for gangue minerals, particularly silicate in base metal ores
Sodium Cyanide Depressant for base metal ores
Sodium Metabisulphite (SMBS) Dispersant and pH control
Sodium Sulphite Range of specialty frothers
Zinc Sulphate Wide application general purpose frother
Soda Ash Sulfidising agent for oxide minerals
DSF Frothers Sulfidising agent and depressant for base metal ores
Sodium Hydrosulphide Gold precipitation
Dewatering Aluminium Sulphate Inorganic flocculant for water treatment
Ferric Chloride Inorganic flocculant for water treatment
Ferric Sulphate Inorganic flocculant for water treatment
Polyacrylamide Flocculants Range of nonionic, anionic and cationic polymers for thickening applications
Refining Processes
Converting Coal in suspension Coal refinement through liquefaction
Solvents Vehicle for suspension
Oil Vehicle for suspension
Phenols By-product of the conversion process
Ammonia By-product of the conversion process
Hydrogen sulfide By-product of the conversion process
Hydrocyanic acid By-product of the conversion process
H2S scavenger Agent to reduce the presence of sulfur(corrosive)in the process
Paraffin Final product
Alcohols Final product

More LEWA reference applications – In-depth information

Coal refinement with remote-head metering pumps in condensing systems

When coal is refined, it is ground as fine as dust and mixed into a suspension kept at a high temperature. LEWA metering pumps with a remote pump head are used for this.

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Sulfuric acid injection in copper heap leaching

LEWA process pumps are used to reinject sulfuric acid at 98% into the main pipelines that go to the heap leach sprinklers. 

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Products

LEWA ecoflow® diaphragm metering pump

LEWA ecoflow is the innovative and universal metering pump with DPS diaphragm protection system in a tried-and-tested modular system. Suitable for numerous applications, the ecoflow is our real all-around talent, relied on by customers from all industries.

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LEWA ecosmart® diaphragm metering pump

LEWA ecosmart is an innovative, compact and multiplexing diaphragm metering pump at a smart price. With it, we of course guarantee our renowned LEWA quality and offer you our expertise derived from 60 years in the market.

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LEWA ecodos® mechanical diaphragm metering pump

LEWA ecodos is an absolutely reliable, economical and highly adaptable metering pump, especially where diaphragm actuation is not wanted. Here, we also rely on our tried-and-tested modular system in designing the perfect pump for you.

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LEWA ecoflow® process pumps for high-pressure applications

The innovative ecoflow diaphragm process pump shows its strengths in high-pressure applications in the oil and gas, refinery and petrochemical industries as well as in the sensitive areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food and beverage production.

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LEWA triplex® process pumps for high-pressure processes

The LEWA triplex process diaphragm pump is among the world's most compact high-pressure pumps and can even be set up in the tightest spaces when space is at a premium. The power package has proven its strength in numerous high-pressure processes in a variety of industries. Oil and Gas icon Gas odor icon gray Refinery icon Petrochemicals icon Chemicals icon Plastics icon gray Cleaning icon Cosmetics icon Pharma icon Food icon Energy icon Other icon

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LEWA high-pressure plunger pumps

The LEWA high-pressure plunger pump meets the conditions for onshore and offshore applications in accordance with API 674. Its small space requirements and light weight make the high-pressure pump ideal for use specifically in the oil and gas industry, refineries and the petrochemical industry.

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Nikkiso Non-Seal® canned motor pump

The Nikkiso Non-Seal canned motor pump has been designed specifically for the chemical industry. To do this, the centrifugal pump is designed in accordance with API 685.

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Customer-Specific Metering Systems from LEWA

Turnkey metering system in closed loop control with monitoring and plausibility testing equipment. Your individually configured metering system with an optimally designed pump for fluid metering in automated processes.

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