Industrial Applications - Monthly Job, April 2002

Job photo and details compliments of Godwin Distributor, Northern Underwater Systems

Date: Winter 2001-2002
Current Status: Ongoing
Location: Ft. McMurray, AB, Canada

As a result of the crude oil extraction process, from the oilsands found in Alberta's north, huge tailing settling ponds have been created. These settling ponds have layers at various densities. The object is to take the layer of liquid, which has a specific gravity of 1.1-1.2, and transfer it to another settling pond, 3-4 miles away.

Northern Underwater Systems designed a triple barge intake system, which allows for the constant intake depth adjustment. This adjustment function allows for the discharge to remain at the same specific gravity throughout the pumping process

Specially designed intake barges and three CD300M Godwin Dri-Prime pumps. These pumps are enclosed in a tent so that the pumping process can continue 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week at sub zero temperatures.

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