An ITT Goulds Pumps product serving the mining industry took top honors at this year’s Pump Industry Awards, presented by the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association. The XHD Extra Heavy Duty Lined Slurry Pump was chosen from among eight finalists as the “most innovative pump, pumping system or other pump related product introduced onto the market within the last 12 months, with effectiveness being demonstrated via application details.”

“The XHD pump’s innovative features are generating great interest in the mining and minerals market because they were specially designed to maximize uptime—and therefore value—for our customers,” said Buddy Morris, global product manager, ITT Goulds Pumps. “By listening to the voice of our customers, we developed this product with the commitment to maintain peak performance and efficiency, while extending wear life.”

Announced last November, the XHD pump is designed to allow mines and related operations to move heavy slurries with improved reliability at lower operating cost. It can be maintained even while running, and requires less downtime for service procedures with parts that are more accessible and adjustable than in other slurry pumps, according to ITT Goulds.