MINING CONCENTRATE THICKENER

As extracted ore moves through the slurry feed line, the Red Meter Toro measures the slurry density in order to determine the optimal amount of chemical thickener to inject into the Concentrate Thickener.

Next Gen measurment

MINING

DESCRIPTION

As extracted ore moves through the slurry feed line, the Red Meter Toro measures the slurry density in order to determine the optimal amount of chemical thickener to inject into the Concentrate Thickener.

As the slurry moves from the Concentrate Thickener, the Red Meter Toro measures the density of the underflow to validate that the correct concentration has been achieved.

DISRUPTION

Without the measurement of slurry feed density, there is no method by which to optimize the addition of thickening agents. If an insufficient amount of agent is injected, the footprint of the tailings pond will increase, thereby exposing the mining operation to increased risk of contamination. If too much agent is injected, the cost of expensive chemicals is inflated, compromising the efficiency and bottom line of the operation.

Intramedia density measurement instruments such as nuclear and ultrasonic devices must be regularly calibrated, and have wide margins of error. Nuclear devices incorporate additional co