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Real recovery REF: MMPR 552

Benefits to the industry: Weir Minerals is gaining acceptance in the global sand and aggregates sector following the expansion of its comminution offering with the inclusion of the Trio product range. An example of this is that Weir Minerals recently supplied all of the equipment for a large scale, dewatering sand plant to the Middle East’s leading quarry operator Stevin Rock LLC.

The new minerals plant will assist Stevin Rock to increase the recovery of water, one of the country’s most valuable resources. It will further enable the water recovered to be reused, thus saving costs. In addition to this, the plant will upgrade the fine aggregate product to internationally accepted standards, which will increase the value of the product and their revenue stream.

Effective slurry blasting REF : MMPR 516

IPSxBenefits to the industry: The Slurry Blaster, available through Integrated Pump Solutions, offers mining and plant operations a cost-effective cleaning tool for all applications where slurry has become an issue and needs to be washed away.

It’s a hydro mining equipment solution that offers optimum performance coupled with reliability. Typical applications include plant floors and sumps, drainage areas, tailings dams, process water dams and other difficult to reach areas.

Not all applications are the same and for this reason, the company has made the Slurry Blaster available in three main configurations, but it can be modified to suit individual customer applications, should this be necessary. It can be provided on a pontoon for use on ponds and dams, trailer mounted or be done through a traditional manual set-up.

Maintenance: The company’s service level agreement includes a full maintenance service. This entails regular inspections of pumps before and during contracts to ensure that uptime is emphasised.

Backup service: Routine testing and ongoing maintenance of the pump fleet by the company’s experienced team of technicians provides customers with the reassurance that pump availability remains high.

Effective prevention REF : MMPR 515

Benefits to the industry: Fuchs Lubricant’s Titan Ganymet Ultra is a premium stationary gas engine oil that combines selected premium base oils with specially optimised zinc-free additives developed by Fuchs.

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It is applicable for operation with natural gas as well as aggressive gases such as sewage gas, landfill gas, biogases and wood gases. As a zinc-free product with medium sulphated ash content it is suitable for all types of stationary gas engines.

The technology offers high wear and corrosion protection together with anti-ageing and acid neutralisation capacity with a high degree of resistance against nitration and oxidation such as oil ageing and thickening.

In addition, the formation of sludge, deposits, corrosion and wear are effectively prevented. Constant operation surveillance, together with regular oil analyses, are recommended to achieve maximum oil drain intervals.

Maximise throughput REF : MMPR 514

WMAxBenefits to the industry: The Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone, available through Weir Minerals Africa, with a smaller, more space-efficient body, allows mine sites to increase capacity with minimal capital expenditure while maintaining a competitive advantage. The inclusion of a unique laminar spiral inlet in the Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone is the secret behind the success of this new product. The design is based on feedback from the market and intensive field testing. The result is a hydrocyclone that produces the desired results due to its large inlet and vortex finder configuration. It is important to note that the development of the Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone was not based merely on a cone modification, but rather on an entirely new feed geometry that substantially increases hydraulic throughput capacity while minimising localised wear on the feed chamber and vortex finder.

For the rough stuff REF : MMPR 513

 

QuickCodxBenefits to the industry: With the right method, organic waste can be quickly measured without problems even in difficult waters with coarse material content. The QuickCOD Ultra, available through Analysers On-Line, is very versatile and able to handle the most diverse applications and types of waters.

The catalyst-free ceramic oven is the centrepiece of the QuickCOD Ultra. At 1 200°C, it reliably dissolves all carbon bonds and thus enables a complete analysis of samples. Even when water is dirty the measurement is clean.

 

Green energy REF : MMPR 512

VertxBenefits to the industry: Vert’s solutions service to genset manufacturers and electro-mechanical power transmission industries is geared to ensuring a dependable supply of electricity production throughout Africa.

Sustainability: Vert Energy’s focus on renewable energy sources to produce ‘green’ energy as a reliable source of electricity, encompasses sustainable solutions for hydroelectricity, wind power and for steam and gas turbines.

The company’s extensive range of power generation components for the production of hydroelectric power includes low, medium and high voltage Leroy Somer alternators.

The Leroy Somer Power alternator range has been designed especially for hydraulic turbine drives. LS Power alternators, with power ratings between 1MVA and 20MVA, are based on a modular design, with standard components, and can be adapted to different turbines, and can be modified to suit exact site characteristics, including environmental and mechanical constraints.

 

Water conservation technology REF : MMPR 511

 

ICATxBenefits to the industry: Up to 10 000ℓ/min of water spillage can be saved onsite using I-CAT’s E-CAM system with integrated RFID, a camera-based technology that assists water bowser operators in lining up 85 000ℓ water bowsers at the filling points located across mine sites.

The main function of the E-CAM and RFID systems is not only to reduce and prevent water spillages and wastages around the filling points, but to also effectively manage and control water bowser activities.

Sustainability: This new technology ensures pinpoint alignment without the driver having to set foot outside of the bowser, which reduces any safety hazards related to the driver being outdoors. It also substantially reduces the risk of spillage, and also leads to significant time and cost savings.

 

New DC/DC converters for the energy sector REF : MMPR 510

4784xBenefits to the industry: The new Quint Power DC/DC converters from Phoenix Contact are particularly suited to applications in the energy sector.

With its wide-range input, the DC nominal input voltages from 60-72V and 96-110V is converted into electrically isolated, adjustable 24V DC output voltage. In customer or works networks, an island manufacturing capability is typically made available by means of voltage levels of 60, 110 or 220V DC as battery-buffered, redundant supply voltages. The wide-range devices cover input voltages of 42-96V and 67-154V DC without any problems and are used in one-sided grounded networks with mid-point grounding. Thanks to the electrical isolation between the input and output voltage, independent supply systems can be established and monitored in a preventative manner.

 

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