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Change in abrasivity of mechanical admixture particles in fluids in deep-well pumping

Design of dewatering wells in open pit mines is described. Such wells are mostly equipped with electrically driven deep-well centrifugal pumps, and the error-free running time of these pumps depends on the rate of hydro-abrasive wear of the pump stages. In this manner, detection and analysis of hidden features in the process of the hydro-abrasive wear of electric centrifugal pump units, as well as the validation of engineering solutions aimed at expanding the uptime of the deep-well pumps is of the theoretical and practical significance. The procedure and workbench for the accelerated resource testing of the guide vanes, impeller and inter-stage sealing of electric centrifugal pumps meant for operation in dewatering wells in open pit mines and quarries, under conditions of high concentration of solid abrasive particles in pumped-out fluids are described. It is shown that the main factors which govern the rate of the hydro-abrasive wear of the pump stages are the hardness, size and the shape of abrasive particles, the concentration of mechanical impurities in the pump fluids, and the operating mode of the deep-well electric centrifugal pump. For reducing the hydro-abrasive wear rate in the pump units, the authors propose to add the electric centrifugal pump configuration with an inlet device–a self-cleaning slot pre-filter of an original design, as well as with an extension of a tubing string.

Keywords: dewatering well, slot filter, deep-well electric centrifugal pump, string extension, pump stages, mechanical admixtures, hydro-abrasive wear, abrasivity index, uptime extension.
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Shishlyannikov D. I., Korotkov Yu. G., Ivanchenko A. A., Dremina D. I., Kartavtsev V. K. Change in abrasivity of mechanical admixture particles in fluids in deep-well pumping. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2024;(7):125-141. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_ 1493_2024_7_0_125.


The study was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Project No. FSNM-2023-0005.

Issue number: 7
Year: 2024
Page number: 125-141
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.276
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2024_7_0_125
Article receipt date: 25.10.2023
Date of review receipt: 28.02.2024
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.06.2024
About authors:

D.I. Shishlyannikov1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, Professor, e-mail:,
Yu.G. Korotkov1, Graduate Student, e-mail:,
A.A. Ivanchenko1, Senior Lecturer, e-mail:,
D.I. Dremina1, Assistant, e-mail:,
V.K. Kartavtsev1, Assistant, e-mail:,


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