SPS designs and builds custom pumping system for longwall and coal processing plant operations

Water management for the mining industry

SPS designs and builds custom pumping system for longwall and coal processing plant operations

Our turnkey 700 HP pumping system delivers 5,000 gallons per minute at a distance of almost 14 miles through a 20-inch discharge line.

When a customer in the Illinois Coal Basin needed to supply their long wall and coal processing plant operations at a mining complex, they turned to SPS to solve their water problems. 

A Custom Fabricated Turnkey Water Pumping System

Our experienced team designed and fabricated a 700 horsepower pumping system that exceeded the customer’s request to deliver 5,000 gallons per minute at a distance of nearly 14 miles through a 20-inch discharge line. 

The key? A self-priming pump, driven by an electric motor, pulling a variable suction lift with the rise and fall of a nearby lake. In addition to the pump, motor, and discharge line, the job required a motor soft start, suction and discharge manifolds, associated valves and fittings, electrical infrastructure, and flow monitoring with recording. 

Installed in the Middle of Winter

With operations due to go online in the middle of winter, Service Pump utilized divers and a specialized installation rig and equipment to set an intake line and screen out into a lake during severe January and February weather.

Service Pump’s pump expertise and fabrication capabilities solved a tough water challenge in this situation, and our team’s commitment to customer service helped make sure the customer could save money while meeting its scheduled full production date.  Successes like this one are only possible with a strong team that’s knowledgeable enough to be flexible and experienced enough to get the job done.


Looking for a solution to your water problems? Give us a call at 1 (800) 480-7867! 


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