Germany 2019

Best of Germany 2014 - Mining Equipment and Mining Technology

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VDMA 11 2019 • VDMA MINING SUPPLEMENT press collect all the relevant operational data, and sophisticated data analytics tools turn this into relevant information. The data collected, analyzed, and processed by the system make both the machine and the process perform better. Optimization is enabled through self-monitoring operations, such as automatic mainte- nance proposals and adjustment of parameters. Taming Tailings to Protect the Environment Mine tailings are, potentially, the most environmentally hazardous part of any mining operation. GEA has developed diverse technologies that can significantly reduce the impact of tailings on the environ- ment and help minimize water usage, while isolating and extracting valuable minerals, which can become an additional revenue source. Traditionally, mine tailings, in the form of a slurry containing fine mineral particles, have been contained in large impoundments known as tailing storage facilities (TSFs), where the solids are allowed to set- tle and the water is decanted. However, this process is less than ideal. Settling takes a long time, which means the TSFs can become quite large. When these dams fail, it poses a serious environmental threat. "By effectively managing their tailings streams, mineral companies can reduce the amount of wastewater they produce and increase the reusability of water, cut their waste disposal costs, and lower the overall environmental impact of a mining operation," said Tore Hartmann, se- nior product sales manager for chemicals and minerals, GEA. GEA's decanter technology is well-established for dewatering a wide range of sludge materials. In recent years, decanter capacity has improved now making it effective for use in mining operations. For A CENTURY OF SCREENING EXPERIENCE 100 years of experience in vibrating technology. We have tailored solutions to process your bulk material – worldwide. Using ANDRITZ's Metris system, a technician can track the use of and document any damage to the cloths digitally on a tablet. GEA's crudMaster is used to dewater pre-thickened slurries.

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