CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. ("CiDRA") announced that it has entered into a strategic sales representative agreement with ATSCO Sales & Service, Utah. Under the terms of the agreement, ATSCO will act as an exclusive sales representative of CiDRA’s array-based flow monitoring systems for minerals processing and power applications in Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming.

ATSCO has been providing expert sales and service to their customers for over 40 years. The addition of the CiDRA SONARtrac line of flow monitoring will fit well with their strong presence in valve and automation systems providing their customers with a robust, accurate and maintenance-free volumetric flow solution. "ATSCO’s experience and reputation, bringing value- added equipment to these markets makes this a perfect fit, and we look forward to forming a strong, long lasting partnership," says Joseph Poplawski, Sales Engineer with CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc.

Monitoring flow through the minerals process can be difficult as the slurry is abrasive and can cause maintenance issues for intrusive instruments. CiDRA’s array-based systems have been designed specifically for applications like these. The non-intrusive, clamp-on design of CiDRA’s array-based system enables slurry flows to be accurately measured without process down time or costly maintenance issues. The system is not affected by magnetite addition, as used in dense media separation, and will not suffer from drifts or offsets that commonly occur with magnetic flow meters. In addition, CiDRA’s systems can measure the level of entrained air within slurry providing the capability to improve specific gravity measurements and thus improve mass flow measurements. Processing plants around the world are utilizing the SONARtrac® systems to gain process efficiencies and to provide pipeline leak detection on tailings and slurry lines.