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Pumps acceptance testing achieved remotely

7th May 2021 Local pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has launched an innovative online acceptance test procedure that no longer requires customers or their engineering teams to be present when acceptance testing takes place. “Acceptance tests and final inspection are an essential proof of compliance... 

Substantial water savings add up

7th May 2021 Solid liquid separation specialists Watercare Mining, in a case study published last month, highlighted cost savings of about R760 000 a month, following its upgrade of a mine’s water treatment plant. The upgrade of the existing water treatment plant entailed the optimised use of abundant and... 

Substantial water savings add up
CARRY-ION Being able to save water on a month to month basis is now possible subsequent an upgrade on a mines water treatment plant

Company offers engineered solutions for pump systems

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th May 2021 Specifying pumps for mine water applications is not as simple as it would first appear, and these applications often require a bespoke solution, says original-equipment pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa. Incorrect specification could result in poor performance, excessive operational and... 

Company offers engineered  solutions for pump systems
MOVEMENT MADE EASY Weir Minerals’ pontoons allow for equipment to be easily moved when necessary

Local clarification, dewatering system going global

By: Halima Frost     7th May 2021 Water treatment specialist Watercare Mining tells Mining Weekly that it is in talks with mining houses in Australia, Canada, India and Europe to incorporate  the Watercare Integrated High-Rate Clarifier and Dewatering (IHRC&D) system as part of early feasibility studies for various mine... 

Local clarification, dewatering system  going global
SUCCESSFUL SYSTEM The successful implementation of Watercare Mining's systems locally has led to the move to mines internationally

New mining filtration solutions launched

7th May 2021 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... 

New mining filtration solutions launched
FILTRATION FIRST The new range of filtration solutions from Metso Outotec are smart and sustainable

Plant destined for coal mine

7th May 2021 Water solutions provider Clean TeQ Water, in March, announced that it had been awarded a contract to design, procure, deliver and install a BIONEX water treatment plant at a coal mine in inner Mongolia, China. “We have persisted for a long time to make inroads into the very large Chinese water... 

Plant destined  for coal mine
WATER WOES The water treatment plant supplied by Clean TeQ Water will assist the Mongolian cola mine with its wastewater

Integrated Pump Rental

8th September 2020 Integrated Pump Rental is a specialist pump rental organisation that caters to the needs of all sectors, including mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater, energy and general industry across Africa. The company has the agility to offer cus­tomers quick and easy access to a comprehen­sive... 

Integrated Pump Rental

Water cleaning system modified for SA’s AMD

By: Theresa Bhowan     8th May 2020 Following its attendance at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in February and, having previously conducted research on the country’s acid mine drainage (AMD) problem, Finland-based company EPSE is now involved in several mine water purification projects in South Africa. “The mining industry... 

Water cleaning system modified for SA’s AMD
TESTING 1, 2 Lab-scale tests are constructed and the chemical recipe is adjusted

Water-related planning essential for mines

By: Theresa Bhowan     8th May 2020 As mining operations are extremely water-intensive and -dependent, it is important to have a good understanding of water sources, movement and discharge at the mine, say engineering consultants WSP, adding that the funding to treat and transfer water is equally important. “Maintaining an accurate... 

Water-related planning essential for mines
KAREN KING Maintaining an accurate process flow diagram and water balance are key to mine water planning

Active efforts to conserve water resources

8th May 2020 It is commonly accepted that South Africa is a water-stressed country but, as a developing country, the balance between growth and the exploitation of natural resources is a sensitive matter, says mining investment company Menar. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) noted that the 2017... 

Dewatering systems more than just pumps

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th May 2020 Fit-for-purpose, ever-evolving, integrated dewatering systems are becoming increasingly important for miners to maintain sustainable operations in an era of significant technological developments. Engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa, driving its evolving, flexible and mobile... 

Dewatering systems  more than just pumps
MARNUS KOORTS Mines are increasing aiming to optimise their process and implement a complete integrated solution

Dredging unit shows its versatility

8th May 2020 A recent two-week trial at a mine on South Africa’s West Coast has reaffirmed the value of specialist pumps supplier Integrated Pump Rental’s (IPR’s) SlurrySucker dredging unit – even in saltwater and high-volume conditions. The mine’s main process water pond offered a significant challenge, as... 

Dredging unit shows its versatility
KEEPING IT CLEAN The SlurrySucker dredging equipment could quickly dredge the sewage pond before there was any danger of overflow

Long-term treatment vital for water supply

By: Theresa Bhowan     8th May 2020 With the delay in the long-term treatment or desalination of acid mine drainage (AMD) in the integrated Vaal river system and the delay in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II, interventions are required to reduce the risk of water restrictions, states mining environmental activist... 

Long-term treatment vital for water supply
TOO SALTY Additional salinity, owing to the current rate of treatment, creates water security risks

Spillway gates increase dam capacity

By: Theresa Bhowan     8th May 2020 Increasing the capacity of return water dams results in additional water for mine use, particularly when considering the water-intensive nature of mining activities, and the consumption of water by staff and residential communities in and around a mine. Automatic water control equipment supplier... 

Spillway gates increase dam capacity
FREE FLOWING A dam can be raised up to 6 m and can double its capacity with the addition of spillway gates

Process Pipe

9th July 2019 Process Pipe and its newly acquired company, CAB South Africa, has established a national footprint as a wholesaler and retailer of carbon and mild steel pipes, fittings and flanges in South Africa, with branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. Moreover, as Process Pipe & CAB... 

Process Pipe

Water supply pressure boosts mine water treatment demand

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 Treating mine water has become more common as the mines try to minimise their impacts.  This has allowed for different types of water treatment options to enter the market, as well as a growing understanding of the environmental and economic impact, and where the water can be used to support... 

Water supply pressure boosts mine water treatment demand
EVERY DROP COUNTS Mines need to reduce their water consumption and also take into consideration the increasing need for water as the population grows

Protocol strengthens standards

3rd May 2019 The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has introduced a new standard, the Water Stewardship Protocol, as part of its Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative. This protocol will play an important role in the continuous improvement taking place in the mining industry regarding sustainable... 

Tailings facility designs can save water at mines

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 At the start of the design process, the design problem and solution have to be conceptualised to allow for the design objectives for a tailings facility to be formulated. A range of techniques can then be used and applied to undertake the design, including appropriate analyses, to ensure water... 

Tailings facility designs can save water at mines
ADRIAAN MEINTJES Mining houses, consulting engineers and TSF contractors have refocused on new best-practice principles for design of tailings dams

Solutions provide mining with better water quality

3rd May 2019 An innovative new mobile water station has been developed to provide safe drinking water for remote workforces in the mining sector – improving water quality and worker satisfaction, cutting costs and spurring improved environmental performance by slashing the need for costly single-use plastic... 

Solutions provide mining with better  water quality
SUCCESSFUL DEBUT The Bluewater Trailer mobile water station has been successfully piloted on the set of the 'Raised by Wolves' television series

Geosynthetic products protect environment

3rd May 2019 The mining industry - which has become a major user of geosynthetic materials - recognises the value of using geosynthetic products for environmental protection, says geosynthetic products manufacturer and supplier Fibertex South Africa (SA) geotechnical engineer Johnny Oriokot. Therefore,... 

Geosynthetic products protect environment
A GAME PLAN Working closely with mine engineers helps provide solutions for mine water projects

Water management a reality for mining industry

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 Amid cost balancing; global economy fluxes; revolving regulatory changes; geopolitical, civil and social pressures; and the effects of climate change, water management is emerging as the pre-eminent sustainability issue in the global energy and mining resource industries, says pumps manufacturer... 

Water management  a reality for  mining industry
DARRYL MACDOUGALL Verder has improved the technology of the Verderflex peristaltic hose and tube pumps to provide a solution for demanding applications

GEMS

3rd May 2019 GE Monitoring Systems, or GEMS, is a geo-technical and civil instrument supply and installation company, offering the latest telemetry options for easy data collection.  Founded in 2014, GEMS staff has over 50 years of combined experience. The company provides high-quality testing, installation... 

GEMS

Alternative water treatment pursued

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 Mine managers are investigating the use of existing wetlands or creating wetlands to passively treat some of their used water, thereby reducing the volume of water that needs to be actively treated before and during discharge, says multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm WSP Africa... 

Alternative water treatment pursued
KAREN KING The environment has benefited from the stricter legislation that governs how mines should treat their water

Stainless steel pumps a solution for corrosive applications

3rd May 2019 The increasing challenges of dewatering with rising acid levels in mines are being met head on by associated companies Integrated Pump Technology and Integrated Pump Rental. Cognisance of the need for pumping solutions capable of operating in such highly corrosive environments informs the... 

Stainless steel pumps  a solution for  corrosive applications
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES Lee Vine, managing director of Integrated Pump Rental and Colin Adams, managing director of Integrated Pump Technology in front of a Sykes diesel driven stainless steel pump

Sustainable solutions possible for AMD treatment

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     4th May 2018 Multidisciplinary engineering consultancy WSP Africa states that while acid mine drainage (AMD) decant in the Witwatersrand gold fields and surrounds should be dealt with urgently, there is no company large enough to start a large-scale water rehabilitation programme. “The Witwatersrand gold... 

Sustainable solutions  possible for AMD treatment
Photo by Creamer Media
TACKLING ACID MINE DRAINAGE Acid mine drainage is one of the single most significant threats to South Africa’s environment and needs to be urgently addressed

Integrated Pump Rental evolves business model for water management

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     4th May 2018 In reaction to the changing dewatering needs of local mines, South African pumps rental company Integrated Pump Rental (IPR) is evolving its service offering towards a full dewatering solution by introducing a stainless steel range of mine water pumps, and dewatering products. “There is a big... 

Integrated Pump Rental evolves business model for water management
DREDGING SOLUTION The SlurrySucker operates from the top of the water surface and sucks silt from the bottom of the processing pond

New pumping system to dewater deep mine shafts

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     4th May 2018 Centurion-based, family owned, pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps has patented a new pump technology that will dewater deep-level mine shafts more efficiently. The Hippo high head series submersible slurry pump system can remove acid mine drainage (AMD) water from flooded mine shafts in a... 

Weir Minerals Africa to tackle mine dewatering using new model

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     4th May 2018 Mine dewatering equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa is exploring enhanced holistic measures to tackle mine dewatering in Africa. The company, a subsidiary of Scottish engineering company Weir Group PLC, has long provided the global and local mining and industrial sectors with sustainable and... 

Weir Minerals Africa to tackle mine dewatering using new model
PUMP IT The Multiflo pontoons offer an integrated solution incorporating Linatex hoses, Isogate valves and Warman dewatering pumps

Platinum sector water management improves considerably

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     5th May 2017 The platinum mining sector in South Africa has made “considerable” progress over the past ten years in its endeavours to recycle and reuse water, with 50% to 60% of water pumped into tailings dams being returned to the plant for reuse, indicates SRK Consulting, a firm of consulting engineers and... 

Platinum sector  water management improves considerably
ESCAPING EVAPORATION To mitigate the amount of water lost to evaporation, it is important to reduce the area of a tailings dam exposed to sunlight

Valves training centre well received by industry

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     5th May 2017 Valves supplier AVK Southern Africa (AVK SA) strives to deliver high-quality, flawless and durable valves, and assist mining companies with the critical aspect of selecting the correct valve for high-quality water flow solutions, by providing training to mining industry players through its new... 

Valves training centre  well received by industry
VITAL COMPONENT It is critical that mines select the correct valves to suit their specifications for quality water-flow solutions

Shift in thinking positive for uptake of new tech

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     5th May 2017 Mineral processing specialist Multotec is taking advantage of the prioritisation of water recovery and treatment in mining operations by creating awareness in the industry about its unconventional water-treatment methods. Multotec’s Samplers, Solid/Liquid and Magnetic Separation (SSM) division GM... 

Shift in thinking positive for uptake of new tech
PROMOTING TECHNOLOGY Multotec is actively aiming to educate the mining industry on the benefits and opportunities provided by its polishing filter, the Ishigaki Fibre-Wakishimzu
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