Hard metal dewatering pump saves costs sand fine reclamation process. Sand fines, granular sedimentary particulate, are important in determining the strength and long-term performance of high-grade concrete used in oil field applications. A sand and gravel wash plant required a more economical way to recover sand fines lost in the process of cleaning aggregate. The process inefficiencies exacerbated the highly abrasive slurry initial and caused the centrifugal pump to fail after only 245 hours of operation. Two additional replacement pumps failed over the next three months. Pump-related operation costs came in high at $11.43 per hour. Read how the wash plant reached out to pump industry specialists to source a more cost-effective option in the LWA slurry pump.