In this new feature we look to bring you a further example of a customer application solved by mining flow meters development by Titan Enterprises. This article reports on developments in conjunction with JLC International, our agent for North and South America, to enable accurate and reliable dosing of expensive mining reagents.
Mining Flow Meters – Dosing Mining Reagents
Working on a complex project for Minas Buenaventura, Peru’s largest publicly-traded precious metals company, local engineering company, Dynaflux S.A, sought a range of mining flow meters (or rather, flow meters optimised for mining operations) that offered excellent accuracy and repeatability at low flow rates.
Atrato Ultrasonic Flow Meter – The Perfect Mining Flow Meters
The Atrato line of ultrasonic flow meters consists of four meters operating over the flow range two millilitres/minute up to twenty litres/minute. The Atrato ultrasonic flow meters were selected to enable accurate and reliable dosing of expensive mining reagents in the flotation stage of the mineral extraction process. In the past, Dynaflux S.A. had used the Atrato ultrasonic flow meter in other smaller installations with excellent results. This positive experience led to the installation of thirty-nine mining flow meters for this new and larger project.
Rugged Low-Flow Mining Flow Meters
The rugged, clean bore construction of the Atrato ultrasonic flow meter made it the perfect choice for a whole range of low flow, mining flow meter applications at Minas Buenaventura. Taking advantage of proprietary embedded signal processing software developed by Titan Enterprises both viscous and non-viscous liquids can be measured precisely as a matter of routine. The low flows that the Atrato flowmeter is capable of measuring vary from laminar to turbulent, and are highly immune from changes in viscosity. With unparalleled turndown, repeatability, and linearity, the Atrato can monitor flow over a range of 250:1. Using the Atrato USB port, users can simply directly connect their laptop PC to the flowmeter and monitor the rate and total flow while also being able to alter a selection of operating parameters.