David Ray

Years of experience:

20 plus years supplying pumping solutions into the Mining Industry

Key challenge as they see it in the Mining industry:

To drive down costs in every aspect of the business. This includes lowering operating and equipment costs.


Favorite personal story whereby you helped a customer in the Mining industry:
An Oilsands customer who I was visiting for the very first time had experienced 2 premature failures on a barge mounted pump. The failures were catastrophic and the customer was pretty hostile during my visit to site. I agreed to survey the site to try to determine what had caused two pumps to fail so quickly. After just 1 day on site, I was able to determine that the cause of the failure was a major system design fault resulting in the pump running significantly beyond its safe design limits. By simply relocating a valve and introducing some instrumentation we were able to install the repaired pump where it ran without a problem and continues to run to this day.....over 8 years later.

Favorite Hevvy/Toyo pump to use in the Mining industry:   The HNS.

This is by far the most versatile submersible slurry pump in the world today. If I had to make a comparative analogy I would say that running a competitor submersible pump against a Hevvy HNS pump is like pitching a chicken into a lions den......There will only ever be one outcome and it won't be a good one for the competition. Our Lion...The Hevvy HNS pump will win every time.