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Temporary rapid, high-volume water logistics.

Emergency dewatering capabilities are crucial for all mines to maintain productivity. Rising water tables, tropical storms and cyclones can wreak havoc if not managed properly. Crusader Hose is the company more and more mines are turning to for efficiency in dewatering systems.

Many mine engineers would agree that productivity in terms of volume and plant downtime are the two KPIs that best measure efficiency. However, excess water in the wrong place at the wrong time can grossly affect both of these indicators.

The Waterlord® Mine Dewatering System is a valuable asset to any mine’s water logistics plan. Tough and durable to withstand high pressures and rough handling, Waterlord® layflat large diameter hose can move water up to 500 L/second. Together with customisable reels and turntables, Crusader Hose will help you move water easily and efficiently. The Waterlord® Reeling System will help keep your mine operational.

Waterlord® is a heavy-duty and reliable layflat mine dewatering hose. It is constructed by weaving a tight polyester reinforcement and using a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) through-the-weave extrusion process. It comes in a range of diameters from 40 mm to 305 mm. Although manufactured in standard 200 m lengths, the continuous length hose is available in longer, customisable lengths. Its exterior is abrasion-resistant when appropriately handled, making it suitable for the rugged terrain typical to the mining industry.

Most recently, a mine in Western Australia urgently needed 4,000 m of 12” Waterlord® with a turntable and couplings. The compact layflat hose wound on reels was successfully despatched in a couple of days on a single truck ex-Melbourne. Once it arrived at the mine, the four-kilometre Waterlord® Dewatering System was rapidly deployed over only two days! The dewatering project was able to commence much quicker than had conventional poly pipe been used.  Crusader Hose came to the assistance and is recognised as having a rapid and efficient dewatering system that helped keep the mine on track. The mining engineers hailed it as a life-saver.

Crusader Hose is a world-leading manufacturer of layflat hose and is recognised as having rapid and efficient dewatering systems. The warehouse has large diameter Waterlord® and other industrial layflat hose in stock. Based in Victoria, the experienced staff are ready to find solutions for all pumping needs.

“We are proud to be the only manufacturer of mine dewatering hose in Australia and with our capabilities, support the mining sector with world-standard high-quality products in a timely fashion. There are many benefits in using flexible layflat hose, and we are eager to assist more mining engineers in finding the right solution for their dewatering requirements.”

Francois Steverlynck, Managing Director of Crusader Hose



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