In the first half of 2017, a customer approached MIP Process Technologies.
The customer had a 45m diameter Platinum Tailings thickener, which was constructed in 2011 with the tank manufactured from concrete. The design was that of a centre column with a half-span bridge.
The concrete centre columns started to disintegrate which would mean that the thickener drive and internals would potentially collapse. This in turn would mean, a plant stoppage with millions in lost revenue.
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