Wilson Sump Pump Design Saves Nickel Mine OVER $300K

Posted by Wade Christensen

Jul 26, 2018 1:36:03 PM

Wilson Sump Pump Design Saves Nickel Mine Over $300K in One Year

Glencore’s new Nickel Rim South (NRS) mine in Sudbury Ontario had a major problem. The sump pump system for dewatering and handling slimes was driving handling and maintenance costs sky-high. Like all mines, they were using the hundred-year-old two-section weir system design, and it worked great – until it didn’t. The weir system featured two sump pumps: a dirty sump and a clean sump. Shotcrete and fibers were clogging up the dirty sump pump’s baskets and the pumps burned out frequently. Dirty water full of fines then flowed into the clean sump plugging up they system and causing floods. To empty the dirty sumps, the team at NRS used ore loaders to scoop up the messy solids and dump the debris elsewhere. Then the pumps would be replaced and the cycle started over. This system was inefficient and expensive.

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Topics: distribution

GPM | Your Howden Roots Blower Authorized Repair and Service Center

Posted by Blake Kolquist

Jun 21, 2018 9:40:56 AM

Howden Roots: Serving a Wide Variety of Customers

GPM, Inc., manufactures GPM-Eliminators™, the most reliable submersible and horizontal slurry pumps in the world. We also are distributors for Howden Roots Blowers serving a wide variety of customers in such industries as pneumatic conveying, gas separation, wastewater treatment, steam recompression, petrochemicals, and more. And here’s more important news, GPM has been named a Howden Roots Authorized Service and Repair Center. So, when you need service and repair of your Roots Blowers… you can depend on GPM’s exceptional service.

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Topics: distribution

GPM Product Expansion - Howden Roots Blowers

Posted by Bob Gemuenden

May 31, 2018 8:39:25 AM


GPM recently expanded its relationship with Howden Roots, growing as an authorized seller, distributor and repair center for Roots blowers. For 30 years, GPM has worked closely with Howden, providing engineered sales and service for large Roots blower models. GPM now supports a larger line of Roots blowers and will carry additional Roots inventory for our customers.

Roots blowers are used in many industrial applications across a wide range of industries, including but not limited to: pneumatic conveying, gas separation, wastewater treatment, steam recompression, petrochemical production and more.

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Topics: distribution

A Bigger Motor for the Biggest Dewatering Pump Challenges

Posted by Terry King

Apr 27, 2018 11:35:33 AM


GPM customers work in the world’s toughest industries and they expect top performance from their products. That’s why they trust GPM to deliver products and solutions that get the job done.

But what happens when a customer has a job that’s bigger than GPM’s product lineup? What happens when a customer needs a dewatering pump that demands MORE? A bigger motor? More horsepower? Increased capacity? 

What happens is the GPM Engineered Fabrication team puts their heads together to deliver a solution bigger than ever before.

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Topics: distribution

GPM Distribution Product Expansion | Howden Roots Blowers, Compressors and Controls

Posted by Brandi Beach

Apr 26, 2018 12:03:05 PM

GPM has been in the business of manufacturing, distributing, servicing and repairing industrial pumps for the past 40 years. Customers know GPM pumps are the toughest in the business. If there’s a challenging job out there, a GPM pump can handle it. GPM is solutions driven and understands there is often more to the story than pumps. That’s why GPM has forged strong and strategic relationships with the industry’s top manufacturers.

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Topics: distribution

GPM Complete Metal Fabrication Services

Posted by Terry King

Mar 26, 2018 3:56:02 PM

For forty years, customers have known GPM as an industry-leading manufacturer and distributor of industrial pumps that get ANY job done. They’ve also come to trust the GPM Service & Repair center with any and all pump repair needs because the GPM service team goes above and beyond to make sure pumps return to the job in excellent working order.

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GPM Pump Performance Testing

Posted by Blake Kolquist

Mar 14, 2018 2:31:49 PM

Not again. A critical pump is failing, and you don’t know why. Could it be a hydraulic issue, or maybe an electrical problem? You’re not sure yet, but you know this loss of performance is going to cost you. The downtime alone adds up quickly.

We frequently hear about situations like this. A piece of equipment goes down and is sent in for repair. It gets shipped back to the job site and fails to meet performance expectations.

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Best-in-Class Service and Repair

Posted by Blake Kolquist

Feb 12, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The GPM Service & Repair Center team isn’t your run-of-the-mill repair shop. We’re a team of highly-skilled specialists who know the ins and outs of all the products and parts we service.

Our sales team are experienced troubleshooters and can diagnose many issues on-site, saving our customers time and money. We are solutions driven and we work closely with our customers to get the job done.

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GPM Service & Repair Puts the SNOW back in snowmaking

Posted by Blake Kolquist

Nov 28, 2017 8:54:48 AM

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It was the worst thing that could happen. At the height of the early snowmaking season, an essential vertical turbine pump went out. Without a steady supply of water, multiple snowmaking cannons sat idle.

Idle pumps meant no snowmaking. No snowmaking meant pushing back the opening date of the season and losing significant revenue.

When the worst-case scenario happened, the customer called GPM.

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Faster Results with New Pump Service Technology

Posted by Blake Kolquist

Aug 29, 2017 9:07:21 AM

The New and Improved GPM Pump Service and Repair Center

It happens to the best of us. A critical piece of equipment goes down, and your entire operation comes to a standstill. You send your equipment out for service and watch the hours or days pass by until you can reinstall and get back to work.


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