Tag: Mineral processing

Mining & Resources

Slurry Pipelines Summit “re-energised” participants

On the 11th & 12th of November 2014, Informa ran the 4th Annual Slurry Pipelines Conference in Perth. It is the world’s only event to focus solely on mineral slurry pipelines and in particular the intricacies of their design, construction and maintenance. The event was very well received by delegates, speakers, exhibitors and other attendees,…

26 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Iron ore beneficiation: Matching local raw materials with the right technology

In recent months, the government of South Africa has made significant efforts to achieve greater control of its resources and create more employment opportunities and economic growth for the wider community. In the lead-up to IMM’s inaugural Iron Ore Beneficiation Africa conference, we had the chance to speak to David Cousins, Industry Champion for Mining…

29 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Technological challenges in Slurry Systems

By Paul Slatter*, Principal Engineer, Rheology and Slurry Engineering at ATC Williams Pumped slurry pipeline design requires accommodating at least three complicating factors. These are: The heterogeneous/settling characteristics of the slurry The homogeneous/non-Newtonian characteristics of the slurry The degrading effect of slurry on pump performance Both the heterogeneous and homogeneous characteristics of the slurry affect…

11 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Whitepaper: Iron ore beneficiation in Africa: A burgeoning industry?

Like many industries, mineral processing must constantly adapt to tackle changing conditions within the sector, whether it is the availability of resources or price and cost fluctuations. High-grade reserves of minerals continue to be exploited, leading to depletion and an ongoing deterioration of raw materials quality. However, the level of demand and quality expectation for…

26 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights