Xylem Showcases Holistic Smart Water Management Solutions at MINExpo International 2021

SOURCE: Xylem | October 1, 2021

Las Vegas, NV, – Global water technology company, Xylem (NYSE:XYL), showcased its extensive mining solutions portfolio at MINExpo, September 13 – 15, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Working in partnership with mining professionals to develop efficient water management solutions, Xylem’s mining expertise boosts the productivity, safety, reliability and sustainability of mine sites across North America and internationally.

Ken Albaugh, Director of Sales, Rental and Equipment at Xylem said, “Optimal water management in mine operations has never been more critical. We know from experience that to achieve this, it is essential to take a holistic view of how mining operations use water – from sourcing to dewatering to treatment and reuse. Every step in the mine water cycle is part of a process that can increase productivity, lower costs and, ultimately, turn mine water management from an expense into a strategic advantage. In short, we make sure our customers’ water dollars are working as hard as possible.”

Holistic mine water management involves reviewing the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of every aspect of an operation’s water processes such that the system as a whole can be optimized.

Albaugh, continued, “Every mine has a distinct set of operating conditions and challenges. Our team members are Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) trained and certified with firsthand experience of the breadth of issues mines are facing today. We know that customized water management solutions deliver better results by minimizing production downtime, lowering operating costs, enhancing performance and safety, and reducing environmental impact.”

“Our mining customers have specific needs and one way Xylem identifies the best overall solution for those needs is to audit the mine’s total water management system. This is an important first step in boosting efficiency and safety, while reducing costs,” explained Albaugh.

Featured products:

  • A true classic, Flygt 2201 is a robust and reliable drainage pump, built on a 50-year heritage of successfully serving the mining industry. Its versatility and mobility make it a dewatering multi-performer, and MSHA-approved versions are available for permissible applications. It can endure tough liquids containing fine rock, sand, clay, sediments or other abrasives. Added hydraulic features provide further flexibility for construction and mining duties.
  • Ideal for open aggregates, the Flygt H 5100 slurry pump can handle the most abrasive slurries. Flygt H 5100 pumps support efficient, reliable dewatering, reducing downtime and operating costs. The sweptback impeller is designed to reduce wear by keeping the particles flowing smoothly within the volute rather than bouncing, while its submersible design provides greater efficiency and ease of maintenance.
  • Both Flygt BIBO 2830 and Flygt 2670 feature Flygt’s closed impeller Dura Spin and Flygt Spin-Out™ which expel abrasives away from the impeller neck and seal cavity to minimize downtime with superior wear resistance and ensure pump longevity. BIBO 2830 features the iconic BIBO look and shape that delivers stability and robustness while Flygt 2670’s design maximizes uptime in even the toughest conditions with an air valve that keeps the motor cooler, improving pump performance (when thermal contact supervision is used).
  • Goulds Water Technology e-SV is an energy saving vertical multistage pump. Built with a premium-efficient motor, it’s designed to withstand mechanically aggressive and high temperature liquids, extending uptime and reducing lifecycle costs. When paired with an Aquavar® IPC variable speed drive, it provides energy savings of up to 70% compared to fixed speed operation.
  • Using predictive analysis, optimyze™ identifies potential problems with pumps or motors before they occur, enhancing system reliability. It periodically monitors system vibration and temperature and allows everyday users to access simple-to-use monitoring tools from iOS or Android mobile devices. This enables operators to understand the current health and historical trends of assets, create maintenance reminders and generate detailed reports. As a result, preventative maintenance can be scheduled before potential issues cause downtime. 
  • With 140 models and a wide range of material options, the Xylem e-X single stage, double suction, centrifugal pump offers a broader hydraulic range and higher efficiency than previous models. Built on a legacy of pump innovation, the e-XC features flow rates exceeding 57,000 gpm and can easily handle medium and large capacity systems and higher head applications.
  • Vertical turbine pumps like Goulds Water Technology VIT Short Set Lineshaft Turbine Pumps reduce operating costs and improve water management by delivering industry-leading pump efficiencies. Lineshaft vertical turbines are configured such that the hydraulic components are submerged into the pumped fluid while the motor is located above ground, making it easy to access electrical components for repair or replacement. The modular design also allows for cost-effective re-bowling. Hydraulic coverage ranges from 50 – 20,000 gpm with options for up to 50,000 gpm and multistage configurations for high pressure solutions.

Both the e-XC and VIT turbine pumps will be displayed with optimyze at Xylem’s MINExpo booth.

  • Reduce water consumption, operating expenses and maintenance time with a compact and efficient plateflow heat exchanger like the Standard Xchange Plate & Frame HX. The product line provides heat transfer surface areas up to 47,000 sq.ft. in 1/3 – 1/5 the space. Plateflow models have more effective heat transfer than conventional shell and tube heat exchangers and are designed with accessible surfaces for easier cleaning and replacement.

Incorporating technical information, product features and benefits, as well as case studies, Xylem’s virtual mine experience shows how its portfolio and expertise helps ensure mine operators experience less production downtime, lower operating costs, enhanced performance and safety, and reduced environmental impact.

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure challenges with innovation. Our more than 16,000 diverse employees delivered revenue of $4.88 billion in 2020. We are creating a more sustainable world by enabling our customers to optimize water and resource management, and helping communities in more than 150 countries become water-secure. Join us at www.xylem.com.

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Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company’s more than 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2019 revenue of $5.25 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
With this experience, we’ve seen it, done it, and designed for it.  For more than 170 years, Xylem has led the way in pumping and related technologies, including water supply, pressure boosting, dewatering, industrial water management, monitoring and controls, heat transfer, treatment, wastewater and fire protection solutions.
While your job is to run a productive mine, Xylem’s is to look holistically at your water management needs and change them from a necessary expense to a strategic advantage through innovation that reduces effort, energy and waste. When partnering with Xylem, you will discover how new combinations of water management technology and expertise can deliver the reliability, efficiency and safety you need while reducing operational and maintenance spend over the long term.