Minerals and metals processing technology company Metso Outotec announced last month that it would be launching a comprehensive range of smart and sustainable filtration solutions to meet the needs of the mining industry.
The filtration solutions will also address the needs of demanding concentrates and tailings dewatering applications.
The selection includes 15 different filter types, ranging from pressure filters of up to 100 bar pressure to vacuum filters and polishing filters, coupled with an unmatched global service portfolio.
The well-known Larox brand, of which Metso Outotec is the sole owner, will be reintroduced as a strategic product family name for selected filters and related services.
“Our unique filtration solutions portfolio is based on a thorough assessment of current and future customer needs and a detailed review of related technologies,” says Metso Outotec Filters VP Jussi Venäläinen.
He points out that Metso Outotec can now offer an industry-leading option for all types of mining dewatering needs.
The entire Metso Outotec filtration solutions and service range has been designed to optimise total cost of ownership, capacity and residual moisture to increase performance.
The filtration solutions feature a sustainable design to improve environmental performance through energy, emissions, and water efficiency, and are part of the recently launched Metso Outotec ‘Planet Positive’ offering.
Further, the filters comply with the highest safety standards, are easy to operate and maintain, and are equipped with highly automated features to support advanced process optimisation and remote support.
The offering includes filtration solutions that enable environmentally sensiive tailings handling and management, and they form an integral part of Metso Outotec’s tailings filtration plant solutions.
“Metso Outotec’s certified service experts are well positioned to support our customers worldwide in filter-related aftermarket needs,” says Metso Outotec Filtration Services VP Tomi Ravattinen.
He adds that services and parts can be integrated to any of the dewatering solutions with a Life Cycle Services contract to benefit its customers with fixed key performance indicators.
Metso Outotec’s filtration expertise is built on almost 100 years of research and development and process knowledge and is supported by the company’s globally unique Dewatering Technology Centre (DTC) in Lappeenranta, Finland.
The DTC plays a crucial role in Metso Outotec's filtration solution innovations and acts as a hub for close university cooperation related to separation technology research.
To date, Metso Outotec has performed over 14 000 filtration tests and has delivered over 5 000 filters globally.