A slurry pump is a pump for pumping liquids containing solid particles. The design and construction of the mud pump has changed to accommodate a variety of slurries whose solids concentration, solid particle size, solid particle shape and solution composition will vary. The mud pump is stronger than the liquid pump. They added sacrificial materials and replaceable consumables to resist wear.
Both centrifugal and positive displacement pumps can be used for mud. The centrifugal slurry pump can have a split housing or a rubber or metal housing between the shafts supported by the bearings. Configurations include horizontal, vertical suspension and diving.
Slurry pump are widely used for abrasive solids transportation in industries such as mining, dr dr and steel. They are usually designed for heavy-duty and heavy duty applications. Some pastes are corrosive depending on the mining process, which is a challenge because corrosion resistant materials like stainless steel are softer than high iron steel. The most common metal alloy used in the manufacture of slurry pumps is called "high chromium", which is essentially white iron, which is 25% chromium added to make it brittle. Rubber wire sleeves are also used in certain applications where solid particles are small.