Russians Test Massive Magnet in Processing Plant Application

Radex recently installed six massive magnets for its 9,000-mtph coal processing plant in Russia.Magnetic Separation is a key stage of any screening, crushing and sorting plant, and MK Vega-Po LLC (Radex) of St. Petersburg, Russia, recently purchased six Electro Overband Magnets for its coastal coal processing complex in Nakhodka on the Trudny Peninsula, approximately 85 km east of Vladivostok.

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Belt Plows Extend Tail Pulley Life

Plows remove debris from the top of bottom belts before reaching the tail pulley.To fight the damaging effects of fugitive material on single-direction belts, the Torsion VPlow is engineered with a unique spring-loaded suspension system that allows the plow to rise and fall with fluctuations in belt tension and travel.

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Geometrica Concentrates on Coverage

Faced with a pressing need to restrict dust emissions from its ore handling and crushing operations, Coemin’s Cerillos plant in northern Chile turned to Geometrica to develop an innovative structure design that would enclose a large, irregularly shaped area without significant disruption to existing processes and equipment.Chile is known worldwide for copper mining — and wine production. In several areas of the country, these two activities coexist. For example, a concentrator facility owned by Chilean-Romanian mining company Coemin, situated at the entrance to Cerrillos Canyon in northern Chile, processes copper ore from the nearby Carola mine.


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Pipelines Keep Material on the Move

Victaulic’s joining solutions offer faster, safer and more efficient assembly of piping systems.Mines can’t function without pumps and pipework. Period. At the front end of an operation, dewatering is key to maintaining production, be it from underground or an open pit. By the time run-of-mine coal enters the processing plant, slurries need transporting. Even with gravity-fed plants where the flow sheet runs sequentially downhill, there will be some need for recycling material involving both pipework and pumping. Within the plant, reagents have to be handled, separated flows directed to the appropriate next treatment stage, and at the end of the whole proceedings, tailings deposited and reclaimed water recycled.


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Efficient Handling of Coal Combustion Residues

An aerial view of the Ghent CCR facility shows the scale of the project.By Richard Munson

Kentucky Utilities' Ghent power station recently commissioned a coal combustion residue (CCR) waste conveying system to move gypsum, conditioned fly ash and bottom ash to a new landfill. The project scope included new dewatering and storage plant conveyors to move the CCR from production locations to a pipe conveyor. A 400-mm pipe conveyor transports the CCR waste from the plant to the landfill load-out tower. The tower is used to load trucks that move the CCR waste to the desired location within an expansive landfill.

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