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Burton Coal Mine Widening Project

Customer: THIESS Australia

Location: Burton, QLD

Specifications & Features:

Dowdens Pumping and Water Treatment have successfully installed and commissioned an innovative dewatering pumps water management system for THIESS Australia at their Burton Coal Mine (located 150km South-West of Mackay).

Project's Critical Requirements:
  • The supply of 5 electric dewatering pumps
  • All pumps to have S/S Impellers
  • Pumpset to be mounted on common galvanised base frame with sustaining valve
  • Soft start electric controls built to site specs and mounted on pumpset base frame
  • All dewatering pumps to have self-priming capabilities
  • Pumping flow rates ranging from 300L - 40L/sec
  • 36m of suction pipe with strainers
  • Pumpset installation was completed by THIESS


Key Plant Features:

  • Cornell and TKL Hydro Titan wet ends
  • CMG 415v mine spec motors ranging from 450kW down to 22kW
  • All motors supplied with four pole speed
  • Bermad Control Valves
  • Electric controls consist of soft starters, push button start with flow switch protection to stop, all fitted within a mine spec cabinet
  • All equipment was designed, fabricated, assembled and tested in Dowdens Pumping and Water Treatment's workshop prior to despatch

Additional Equipment Supplied to THIESS:

  • Mag flow meters for monitoring flow rates on each pumpset
  • Battery and 24v power supplies
  • Sizes ranging from 450NB (Nominal Bore) down to 150NB

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