CiDRA Minerals Processing Process Optimization and Enhanced Recovery Solutions

CiDRA Minerals Processing is a world-class measurement company that has developed a technology platform that poised for high-value niches within the minerals processing industry.

Particle size tracking systems for the mining sector

The CYCLONEtrac™ Particle Size Tracking (PST) system is a novel system that provides real-time feedback of grind circuit and individual hydro cyclone performance. It can track the particle size of the complete overflow stream from a hydro cyclone battery based on the contribution from each individual hydro cyclone. This enables real-time closed-circuit grind control strategies targeting improved mineral recovery, increased grind efficiency, while maintaining or increasing plant throughput.

The system provides individual cyclone monitoring, and enables real-time closed grind circuit control and improved recovery without loss of throughput.

System features include:

  • Tracking key parameters of grind performance (passing or retained on screen, e.g. %+150um)
  • Remote monitoring capability
  • Minimal hydro cyclone downtime for installation and maintenance
  • One-time calibration

The CYCLONEtrac PST system comprises junction boxes, individual sensor assemblies fixed to hydro cyclone overflow pipes, and a control room computer. The sensor assembly is made up of a ruggedised probe that is in contact with the overflow stream and an integrated electronics package that is protected by a sealed metal enclosure. The sensor assembly is wired to the junction boxes located near the hydro cyclone battery. The junction box receives 100V-240V AC power and supplies both 24V DC power and MODbus communications to the sensor assemblies. The junction box also communicates with the CYCLONEtrac computer in the Control Room using industrial ethernet.

The computer is connected to the internet to provide remote monitoring and support from the CiDRA Global Data Center, where technicians monitor and optimise the PST system performance and provide up-to-date information regarding the health of the PST system hardware.

Sonar-enabled flow and gas volume fraction monitoring systems

CiDRA’s SONARtrac® systems create a great value proposition for the minerals processing and mining industries, by providing multi-variable measurements, such as volumetric flow and entrained air, in a wide variety of slurry applications where flow meter wear is commonplace.

Incorporating passive sonar techniques, SONARtrac flowmeters are a durable, full-bore clamp-on solution that is scalable to large pipe diameters. CiDRA’s volumetric flow and entrained gas products have gained worldwide acceptance and the quick adoption rate is attributed to the product’s quick installation time, low maintenance cost, high-reliability, and robust performance. Since introduced, these products have had great success in a wide variety of applications involving slurry or where pipe wall scaling is commonplace. SONARtrac systems hold a great value proposition in these types of applications.

The SONARtrac system is a permanent clamp-on volumetric flow meter that measures the strain in the pipe wall induced by the turbulent pressure field within the process fluid. It uses underwater acoustic sonar processing techniques developed over the past 40 years by the US Navy to determine the rate at which the fluid is moving.

SONARtrac systems are not affected by pipe wall scaling or the same problems that affect the performance of an ultrasonic device. The flow turbulence is measured dynamically; therefore there is no mechanism for drift. There is no need for a serial number-based calibration. All meters sizes have been calibrated to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable standards and will remain in specification for the lifetime of the unit.

About CiDRA

CiDRA is the leader in process optimisation and enhanced recovery solutions and services to many of the world’s largest industrial markets.

Our technical depth and application domain knowledge allows us to partner with customers to address their challenges and complex problems. We have a demonstrated track record of delivering robust, innovative solutions to critical industrial applications.

Every day, in six continents and more than 47 countries worldwide, our customers depend on CiDRA solutions and services to manage and optimise their processes and their profits.

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Peruvian Mine Purchases the Largest CiDRA Flowmeter in Peru

CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. announced today that Southern Copper Company's Cuajone mine in Peru has awarded CiDRA a contract to supply, install, start-up and commission a 48" diameter SONARtrac flowmeter, the largest to be installed in Peru.

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CiDRA CYCLONEtrac™ Particle Size Tracking System

CiDRA Minerals Processing has developed a novel and robust technology that provides a highly reliable and low maintenance system for online measurement of the particle size in the overflow of individual cyclones.

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20 April 2016

CiDRA has announced the results of a 12-year calibration test performed at Alden Research Laboratory, a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable and certified facility located in Massachusetts.

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24 October 2014

CiDRA announces today the successful completion of another project win with KROHNE Australia for CiDRA's SONARtrac® flow measurement solution.

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17 June 2014

CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. today announced the successful deployment of its SONARtrac flow technology in OceanaGold's Didipio gold mine in the Philippines.

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7 April 2014

CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. today announced the successful deployment of the company's SONARtrac flow technology in OceanaGold's Didipio gold mine in the Philippines.

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24 February 2014

CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. announces the CYCLONEtracSM classification optimisation family of products, which are novel, complete turnkey systems that enable reliable optimisation of classification at the individual hydrocyclone level.

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11 December 2013

CiDRA Oilsands has announced that a significant milestone has been met with the successful commissioning of over 1,000 HALO® pipe wear measurement and characterization systems.

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5 May 2013

CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. announced today the successful installation of the largest SONARtrac system in Peru, the largest flowmeter in Peruvian mining.

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1 April 2013

CiDRA Oilsands announced an agreement with Expro Meters that will allow the Companies to partner in the sales of both passive and active sonar flow systems and services.

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25 March 2013

CiDRA announced that it has entered into a strategic sales representative agreement with KROHNE Australia Pty Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, KROHNE will act as a sales representative of CiDRA's SONARtrac array-based flow monitoring systems in Asia and the Pacific, outside of Japan.

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25 February 2013

CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. ("CiDRA") announced that it has entered into a strategic sales representative agreement with Classic Controls Inc. based in Lakeland, Florida. Under the terms of the agreement, Classic Controls will act as an exclusive sales representative of CiDRA's array-based flow monitoring systems for minerals processing applications in Florida and South Georgia.

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18 September 2012

CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. ("CiDRA") announced that it has entered into a strategic sales representative agreement with ATSCO Sales & Service, Utah.

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17 September 2012

CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. announced the successful commissioning of the SONARtrac system on a dewatering line 302m underground.

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11 September 2012

CiDRA today announced that it has received Class 1 Div 2 certification for the Company's HALO SMARTring System.

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4 September 2012

CiDRA Oilsands announced today that the largest known full-bore, non-contact flowmeter in the mineable oilsands industry was successfully installed by CiDRA.

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10 June 2012

CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. announced today that Southern Copper Company's Cuajone mine in Peru has awarded CiDRA a contract to supply, install, start-up and commission a 48" diameter SONARtrac flowmeter, the largest to be installed in Peru.

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16 April 2012

CiDRA's vice president and chief strategy officer, Dr. Alan D. Kersey, was invited to speak at the SPIE sponsored House of Representatives Research and Development Caucus, on 17 April 2012, with a case study on 'enabling innovation in sensor technology'.

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10 April 2012

CiDRA Oilsands has announced the creation of a new business unit to manage the growth and expansion of services in the areas of asset integrity and management.

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14 November 2011

CiDRA Oilsands announced today that Canadian Dewatering L.P (CDLP) has chosen CiDRA's SONARtrac® flow monitoring systems for several key applications managed by CDLP.

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24 October 2011

CiDRA Minerals Processing has announced that Altos Hornos de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (AHMSA) has chosen CiDRA's SONARtrac® flow monitoring systems as their preferred technology for use in two coal preparation plants owned by AHMSA, located in Coahuila, Mexico.

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17 October 2011

CiDRA Minerals Processing has announced that Anglo American has awarded CiDRA a contract to supply SONARtrac process monitoring systems to the Los Bronces Development Project.

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27 June 2011

CiDRA Minerals Processing has announced that Rio Tinto has chosen CiDRA's SONARtrac® flow monitoring systems as its preferred technology for use on slurry lines at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia.

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10 April 2011

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31 May 2010

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17 May 2010

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10 May 2010

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18 March 2010

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27 January 2010

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1 November 2009

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8 May 2007

In a new approach to tackling the skills shortage, Murray & Roberts Cementation is investing in increased capacity at its training centre to allow for greater numbers of students as well as exposure to the true mine environment. Full scale mock ups of shafts, tunneling and production areas, w

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8 May 2007

Mock-ups and computer-aided training to enhance productivity and ensure safety Additional shaft mock-ups, a multimedia education centre, and two new mining equipment simulators are planned for the Murray & Roberts Cementation Training Academy at its premises in Bentley Park near the

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15 March 2007

Aquarius Platinum’s Marikana Platinum Mine has extended its trial mining contract, originally awarded in 2005, with Murray & Roberts Cementation at its No 1 Shaft and newly planned No 2 Shaft. The estimated annual revenue from the project is R45 million and the project will, at steady state,

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15 March 2007

Murray & Roberts Cementation recently completed the contract to construct two water retaining bulkhead plugs underground on 27 Level at Kloof No 10 shaft. A remarkable aspect of the contract was the fact that two teams of women not only operated the batch plant, but were directly i

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1 February 2007

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1 February 2007

The successful construction of a four-pump grout plant at Anglo Platinum Ltd's RPM Union Section by Murray & Roberts Cementation will meet the ongoing support needs for production on the mine's decline section. Murray & Roberts Cementation was awarded the contract in January 20

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CiDRA Minerals Processing, Inc.

50 Barnes Park North

Wallingford, CT USA 06492

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United States of America

+1 203 265 0035 +1 203 294 4211 www.cidra.com

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