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Vacuum Technology Enhancements

March 2013

Although its home is in Canada, Mercator Minerals Ltd. Has not kept its options limited to the Great White North. Instead, the firm has targeted sites far south beyond its borders, in the United States and Mexico. Based in Vancouver, Mercator Minerals specializes in copper, molybdenum and silver mining.

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Navajo Generating Station - World Pumps

October 2012

When one of the top electric generating plants in the U.S. experienced a cataclysmic event resulting in the shutdown of a critical high energy boiler feed water pump, operators called on Quadna, a DXP company, for help. The pump was sent to Quadna’s headquarters for a teardown, upgrade and rebuild.

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Toromocho Mining Challenge

August 2012

Mining challenges occur regularly around the world. However, when they take place more than three miles high, they require strategic thinking coupled with smart solutions. At the end of the first quarter 2012, a pump and packaged system company, which fabricates and services mechanical systems that move fluids and gases for industrial applications, successfully completed a large project that involved the design, fabrication, testing and shipment of 18 customized pump packages for a new mine in South America.

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Mixer Improvements for TiC14

August 2011

Sealing the agitator shaft entry point in a tank used for high temperature mixing of titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) at its Henderson, Nev., plant was a crucial worker-safety issue for Titanium Metals Corp. (Timet). TiCl4 is an aggressive chemical that has a tendency to flash off to form a potentially noxious vapor and toxic white cloud.

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Reclaiming the Gold - P&S

September 2010

During the third quarter of 2009, a new grass roots gold mine opened in the state of Zacatacas, Mexico. GoldGorp’s Minera Peñasquito mining project soon became the largest open pit mine in Mexico and a significant contributor to its annual production and profits.

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Corrosion Management - Water Pumps

July 2010

During a massive nine-week outage at the expansive power facility in Page, Arizona, Quadna serviced and repaired several critical pup systems and components. The Navajo Generating Station (NGS) is located on the Navajo Indian reservation near Page.

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Navajo Power Plant - Las Vegas

July 2010

During a planned nine-week outage at SRP’s 2,400 MW Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Page, Ariz., Quadna tackled the problem of corrosion affecting the 66 x 78 in. split case cooling tower recirculation pump and 66-in. diameter butterfly valves.

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Outage Management Power Engineering Navajo Power

June 2010

Cut costs, optimize performance, improve safety programs: outage management teams at fossil and nuclear stations are being asked to do more with less, while still ensuring reliable power production. We asked industry experts to identify the most important trends impacting the business today and the best practices they recommend to power generating asset operators for successful outage planning and management.

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Packaged Pump Systems Feature

March 2010

Pumps & Systems

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Hostile Environments - World Pumps

January 2010

When an Arizona power plant wanted to increase the capacity of pumps used to avoid the possibility of overflow, it was imperative the pumps be protected from the elements, making conventional solutions untenable. However, fluid handling consultancy, Quadna, Inc., came up with the answer.

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Springerville, AZ Power Solution - World Pumps

January 2010

When an Arizona power plant wanted to increase the capacity of pumps used to avoid the possibility of overflow, it was imperative the pumps be protected from the elements, making conventional solutions untenable. However, fluid handling consultancy, Quadna, Inc., came up with the answer.

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The 7,000 ft. Challenge for Submersible Pumps - Pump Zone

July 2009

The Springerville Generating Station, Unit 4, in Springerville, Ariz., uses lined ponds to hold water collected from its cooling towers. With the construction of Unit 4, Salt River Project (SRP), one of Arizona's largest utilities, wanted to increase the capacity of pumps used to move effluent from one pond to another to avoid possible overflow.

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Aftermaket Expertise - Pumps & Systems

February 2009

Quadna, Inc. has always maintained a strong commitment to the aftermarket business. We not only engineer, construct and troubleshoot industrial and commercial pumps and systems applications, but we also provide an equal array of crucial parts, components, and system services.

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Packaged Pump System #446BBD6

September 2008

Mercator Mineral Ltd. Officials needed to expand and streamline a freshwater supply system for an expansion of Mineral Park Mine, its wholly owned open-pit copper and molybdenum mine near Kingman, Arizona.

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Denver Fountain Repair

March 2008

As the age of industrialization churned to life, so did Denver’s fi rst glorious park fountain. However, as time passed, the pumps and components driving the electric fountain’s youth grew old and antiquated.

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Aging Oil Fields

February 2008

Oil has never been a more sought after commodity then it is today, so having the ability to capture every drop is paramount. Recently, our company worked with Veco, an Anchorage, AK-based engineering firm and owner Resolute Natural Resources, an oil and gas company based in Denver, CO, to develop a custom booster skid system to help the company recover oil in an aging field.

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Booster Pump Healthcare Utilities Manager

May 2007

Its booster pump system simply could not keep pace with fluctuating demands for hot water. Turing to skid-mounted pumps with intelligent controls made the pain go away for this major healthcare facility.

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Healthcare Hot Water Pumps

April 2007

Mercy, St. Joe’s was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. It has come a long way since it opened with 24 private rooms - each opening up onto porches. With tens of thousands of annual admissions, emergency room visits, and outpatient/inpatient surgeries - not to mention the thousands of babies delivered each year - the water demands for St. Joe’s is critical to medical center operations.

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Springerville AZ Power - P & S

The Springerville Generating Station, Unit 4, in Springville, Ariz., uses lined ponds to hold water collected from its cooling towers. With the construction of Unit 4, Salt River Project (SRP), one of Arizona’s largest utilities, wanted to increase the capacity of pumps used to move effluent from one pond to another to avoid possible overflow.

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Water Transfer Solution World Pumps Piceance

In search of a solution for an enlarged produced water transfer facility, one of the North America’s major natural gas producers found its resolution in the design, development and installation of several mobile water transfer skids.

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