Moving water quickly and efficiently has always been an important part of proficient mine project management. In the case of emergency flooding as recently seen in the Northern Territory, Australia, rapid mine dewatering is essential to keep projects on track.
Crusader Hose, an Australian manufacturer of layflat hose systems for 35 years, knows all about what the best rapid dewatering methods are when managing emergency situations. Although originally starting out as a fire hose manufacturer, they have grown strategically into making hose for the mining sector, too. Their wide range now includes Waterlord® for mine dewatering and Flexibore® for ground water pumping for super- and ultra-deep bores.
The Waterlord® hose is a popular alternative to poly pipe, its main features including the ease of handling and rapid deployment. Incorporated into a reel system, longer lengths of large diameter hose can be managed quickly and efficiently. This is a very labour-saving system, which is being used by leading Australia mining companies all over Australia.
“The ability to have 3 operators deploy and connect 4km of DN200 pipe in one shift is a major benefit. There is no need to weld and drag 6m lengths of poly pipe around.”
Francois Steverlynck, Managing Director of Crusader Hose.
Flexibore® layflat hose comes in diameters up to DN400 with pressure ratings of 50 bar. Lengths of up to 200m are supplied with reel systems to make handling safe and easy.