A slurry pump is a class of centrifugal or submersible pump designed for pumping liquid containing solid particles and which may also contain solvents, acids, alcohols or petroleum.
Slurry pumps are subject to additional wear and are commonly more robust than other pumps. Slurry pumps can be electrically or hydraulically driven.
Slurry pumps can withstand extensive additional wear as they feature heavy duty construction adding a large impeller diameter, shafts, bearings, and internal dimensions.
Slurry pumps are used in mining, agriculture, dredging and industrial (mineral processing) applications.
Types of slurry pumps:
- Centrifugal pumps
- submersible pumps