Salter Cyclones has dispatched to the US two SMART systems to control the process in very flexible grinding circuits.
The task for this type of circuit is to keep the solids separation system at peak efficiency across a wide range of process conditions and product requirements. Additionally, the system should not place constant demands on the plant personnel to make operational adjustments.
Salter Cyclones’ solution is to install two of its systems, one for each of the two grinding circuits based on different mill sizes and incorporating the company’s extended 10in hydrocyclones.
These systems make the required adjustments automatically so that the target product specification is maintained. This is despite significant variations in requirements for product tonnage and despite having to accommodate varying recirculating load percentages.
The client visited Salter Cyclones’ laboratory to witness the capability of the hydrocyclones for this task. This was proved by test work across a range of feed conditions.
New design stainless steel germ clones have been installed to treat a distillery’s spent wash reject slurry in order to recover valuable components for return to the revenue stream.
All parts of Salter Cyclones germ clones are cast with ¼in (6mm) wall thickness, which gives better wear life and separation performance than can be achieved by units manufactured from pressed or spun steel.
A simple solution to material separation
A SC2009, nine-way 2in assembly with stand and launder has been supplied to a client producing calcium carbonate. The assembly offers a compact and lightweight solution to packaging a number of hydrocyclones within the smallest footprint.
The 2in hydrocyclones are treating the output from a grinder to separate out the clay. The hydrocyclones’ vortex finders are fitted with Salter Cyclones uniquely designed ceramic extensions, which reduce residue in the product.
Mineral test rigs supplied worldwide
Laboratory mineral separators have been supplied to Namibia, Russia and Canada for treating gold, copper and iron ore.
A laboratory MGS has been supplied to a technical laboratory in Europe.
Additionally, SCTR1 test rigs have been supplied to Australia, Singapore, Japan and the UK for a wide range of applications, including graphene production, slurry recycling and hematite separation.
Spare parts for hydrocyclones and separators
Salter Cyclones offers a full range of spares for hydrocyclones, test rigs, multi-gravity separator and laboratory mineral separators.
Please contact spares manager Lyndon Collier for prices and lead times firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Salter Cyclones’ SMART systems to control the process of very flexible grinding circuits. Photo: courtesy of Salter Cyclones.