Heavy Slurry Tailings Dams - Mining

Project: Dealing with Heavy Slurry in Tailings Return Dams – Mining

Company: Pump Care WA

Product: 1 x SupaVac SV60 and 1 x SupaVac SV110-V

Rental of the SupaVac SV60 leads to purchase of the SV110V

Pump Care WA, approached SupaVac with a mining company 400ks north of Kalgoorlie due to experiencing difficulties on site over a long period of time. The issues that Pump Care faced was having 4 X tailings return dams, with deposits from the waste that had a PH of 9 with sodium hydroxide used in the process and fines down to 10 microns.

When the sunlight and the mixture combined it formed a solid crust on top wetting the slurry under the crust. SupaVac provided a working demonstration on a SV60 rental unit which made our customer more than happy with the portable slurry pump performance, so Pump Care opted to rent the unit for a month to continue trialling the SV60 capabilities.

With the end user and Pump Care exceptionally pleased with the progress, Pump Care then purchased a SupaVac SV110-V (similar capabilities with a greater volume coverage) while extending the rental of the SupaVac SV60 for a further two months, in addition to investing in more units for their other three dams!

What is SupaVac?

SupaVac is the global market leader in air operated ultra tough vacuum pumping units capable of transferring any flowable material across a wide range of mining, oil & gas, FPSO & tanker tank cleaning, agricultural, industrial and municipal applications. Pumping the un-pumpable!

The SupaVac range of Slurry Management Systems and vacuum pumps offers an efficient and economical solution to most pumping challenges.


Since 1993 the patented SupaVac product range has been designed & manufactured in Australia and demanded globally across a wide range of industries with proven performance in the most challenging applications.

The SupaVac patented product range is owned and manufactured by precision engineering company Poche Engineering, with 80+years of manufacturing experience and part of the larger engineering group, Fluid Power Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd.

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With 25 years experience SupaVac is the Industry Leader & Globally recognised Solution for transferring difficult to pump materials. SupaVac has been distributed to all corners of the globe, as the vacuum pump of choice in handling tough pumping applications.

Over the years SupaVac has proven continued credibility in performance and quality, therefore developed strong relationships with partners across the globe to service & support customers locally.

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