Vesconite Hilube performs in challenging Nile River conditions
A Turkish OEM that supplied a Nile River project with one of its pumps that had been fitted with Vesconite Hilube polymer components in late 2018 reports that the line shaft bushings continue to operate well.
The OEM uses Vesconite Hilube in many of its most challenging projects, and this is why it elected to use the polymer bushing material in a project to pump river water from the Nile River. The project is associated with abrasive water with a large proportion of sand particles, which hard-wearing Vesconite Hilube would be ideal for, says Vesconite Bearings technical sales representative Phillip de Villiers. Also, since Vesconite Hilube is chemically inert and does not react with mild acid or alkaline chemi-cals, it would be useful in the Nile which, while it has acceptable water quality, is known to be pol-luted with agricultural, industrial and household waste, he comments. Vesconite, Phillip de Villiers, +27 11 (0) 616 1111, email@example.com Phillip de Villiers
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Pipes, Pumps and Valves Africa - Nov/Dec 2019
The Pipes, Pumps & Valves Africa Publication: Nov-Dec 2019 Issue with Sulzer on the cover.