el volcan mining

El Volcan Mine Arcelor Mittal

Mexico | 2017


  • Pressure 189 psi; height difference 130 m; solids 15-20 %; fluid temperature 20-25°C.


PEXGOL PIPES USED:  Pexgol Class 15 160 x 14.6.

APPLICATION:  Dewatering
LENGTH:  650 meters

The Challenge

El Volcan Mine was facing an excess of water that required dewatering. During rainy season, the mine area suffers from constant floods due to high-level groundwater. The facility did not predict the full impact of this excess water.

In addition, the client was looking for a quick and easily installable solution for suspended pipes and regular pipes that required support.

Pexgol's Piping Solution

El Volcan Mine decided to replace their current 6” RD11 HDPE pipe with a Pexgol class 15 pipe 160 x 14.6. The Pexgol pipe provided quicker and easier installation.

Pex Industrial Piping Solutions provided 650 meters of Pexgol pipe. The installation was efficient with Pex Industrial's technical support throughout the whole process.