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Pressure, Monitoring and Safety – the Life of a Rota Val Rotary Valve

HD600 rotary valve being pressure tested by Baseefa for ATEX certification
Rotary Valves
While casting is generally a reliable method, every now and again a flaw in the casting can occur. To x-ray every casting is impractical and expensive, so to ensure the integrity of every explosion/flame containment rotary valve that leaves the factory, Rota Val has always hydrostatically pressure tested all iron valves to 20 barg and stainless steel to 13 barg for fifteen minutes before certification is provided.

DEM Solutions introduce EDEM eLearning portal

Access to EDEM eLearning is completely free. On registering, users can get started right away.
Discrete Element Method
DEM Solutions announced the launch of its EDEM eLearning portal – a platform to support training and development for engineers and students in the field of Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulation. EDEM eLearning offers a range of online video courses developed by the DEM Solutions Engineering team to enable people interested in DEM simulation to learn how to get started and apply EDEM software.

ABB Automation boosts Productivity at Swedish Mine

Boliden and ABB completed the USD 580 million project at Garpenberg on time and on budget in mid-2014.
Mining Automation
ABB, the power and automation group, has deployed a tailored technological solution to transform Boliden AB’s Garpenberg mine in central Sweden into one of the most-efficient and productive mines in the world. Autonomous processes stretching a kilometer underground are unified in a single system driving efficiency and productivity to the next level. Boliden transformed the mine over four years in close cooperation with ABB, building on the principles of the Internet of Things, Services and People.

New Secondary Cleaner Ideal for Use on Mining Conveyors

Made with heavy-duty steel with a corrosion-resistant powder coating, the FMS Medium-Duty Secondary Cleaner is ideal for use on mining conveyors.
Conveyor Belt Cleaning
Flexco recently introduced the FMS Medium-Duty Secondary Cleaner to its complete line of belt cleaning products. The simple, yet durable, design of the cleaner provides quality cleaning performance at an affordable price. Made with heavy-duty steel with a corrosion-resistant powder coating, the FMS is ideal for use on mining conveyors with belt speeds up to 1000 fpm (5 m/s). It can be used for belt widths ranging from 18” to 72” (450 to 1800 mm), with additional sizes available upon request.

Shovel & Excavator Payload Monitoring delivers Productivity

 According to MineWare founder and CEO Andrew Jessett, the key to improving shovel productivity and reliability is to provide timely, accurate and clear data to all stakeholders in the shovel operation.
Truck & Shovel Mining
Global mining technology company MineWare believes shovel-based payload monitoring is set to supersede traditional truck-based methods through the delivery of significant cost savings, more accurate data and ultimately, more consistent payloads in trucks. MineWare founder and CEO Andrew Jessett claims variations in operator performance and material properties remain a significant and costly issue for the mining industry globally.

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