What Are the Symptoms of Airlock in a Slurry System?
Airlock is simple but devastating.
The main symptom of airlock is reduced flow.
When you have reduced flow, you have reduced production. And when airlock is severe enough, it can stop production altogether.
For a simple but clear example of what happens, watch the video below:
The problem is that air is essential in mineral processing plants for creating the froth that separates the essential minerals from the materials you want to discard.
Finding the right balance used to be a significant problem for mineral processors, but the new GIW Minerals® High Volume Froth pump eliminates airlock and increases flow — immediately.