Slurry pumps, ancillaries and features

2021-08-02T12:50:55+01:00August 2nd, 2021|Inside the tank|

Slurry pumps are an integral part of your slurry management process. The ancillaries and features of a slurry tank are important for storing, mixing, and pumping slurry fluids. Slurry tanks are an extremely valuable component of any livestock farm.  With the right features and accessories, you can ensure a safe, effective system for animal waste. Slurry pumps are integral to moving slurry from one point to another in the system. Mixers help ensure that there’s no settling of particles by agitating them while they’re inside the tank. Openings in tanks allow entry into man-ways which offer safe access for maintenance workers who need to enter through hatches on top of the tank and PE-liners provide protection against corrosion.

Slurry Pumps

Slurries and slurry pumps are required to hold and transport abrasive, cohesive, and liquid slurry materials. Slurry pumps will be exposed to high levels of wear, though they are designed for this type of material.

Slurry pumps are integral in moving slurry from one point to another within the system, and are typically larger and boast more horsepower than the average pump. The most used type of slurry pump is the centrifugal pump. There are also rotary lobe pumps, twin-screw pumps and diaphragm pumps. In order to choose the right slurry pump, you must consider the application and fluid properties.


Mixers are used for the purpose of refining the slurry by ensuring that there is no settling of particles. The most effective and common mixer for this application is a blower-mixer which uses centrifugal force to agitate the slurry while it’s inside the tank.


Tank openings

Openings in a slurry tank are important to accommodate inlets, outlets or through the wall mixers. Man-ways allow maintenance workers to enter the tank in order to carry out any essential works. This means that they need to be large enough for a person or machine to enter into.

Tank Openings or roof hatches also allow access and are usually positioned on top of tanks in order to offer safe entry points for maintenance workers who must frequently work with this type of equipment. Service openings and manway access can be discussed prior to roof installation to ensure the rights access is available.

PE Liners

PE Liners are used to protect the slurry tank from corrosion. They are also used as a layer between the metal and fluid because they help minimize contact with each other which will not only reduce wear but also ensure that material is not lost due to leakage or corrosion.

Platforms & Ladders

In order to carry out the required maintenance and upkeep for your slurry tank, platforms and ladders are necessary additions. We can install ladders and platforms using galvanized steel or other corrosion-resistant material. Which are mounted using brackets that are anchored in the solid concrete wall.

There are a number of ancillaries and features you can add to your slurry tank, such as mixers, openings, man-ways, hatches and PE-liners. You may also want to consider the use of slurry pumps or other accessories that will help make it easier for staff to work with your tank. If you’re looking for a slurry tank – or any ancillary equipment – we can help. We’ve got the products, and we know how to utilise them to benefit your farm operation.

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