Metso brings scalability to magnetic separation process with MSPUs

Metso has introduced modular Magnetic Separation Plant Units designed to streamline the flowsheet selection process, boost recoveries and simplify operation.

Alex Lagerstedt, Vice President, Plant Solutions at Metso, said: “As the industry leader in mining process technology and modularity, we are excited to launch the Magnetic Separation Plant Units. Besides easy installation and maintenance, the scalable units have been designed to provide unrivaled selectivity, resulting in high recovery of fine and ultrafine particles.”

Compared with a traditional delivery, the modular plant units result in the earliest time-to-volume, according to Metso. Thanks to maximised pre-fabrication in a controlled workshop environment and minimised site work, installation is safer, faster and of better quality.

The Magnetic Separation Plant Units feature a flexible scope to meet the needs of the end customer or EPCM. Delivery includes proven technology for the entire magnetic separation circuit with in-house testing for equipment sizing and flowsheet design, and it can also include automation, installation and commissioning advisory, training, maintenance and service.

Metso’s advanced magnetic separation equipment portfolio consists of SLon® Vertically Pulsating High Gradient Magnetic Separators, Metso High Gradient Magnetic Separators, and/or dry and wet Low Intensity Magnetic Separators. Additionally, the plant units can be equipped with OKTOP® feed tanks, slurry pumps, hoses and valves, and coupled with process control systems and various ancillary products and sampling systems.

Peter Jansson, Product Manager, Magnetic & Physical Separation at Metso, said: “Metso’s High Gradient Magnetic Separator portfolio features a wide range of processing options for many particle sizes and applications, ranging from iron ore concentrates, rare earth ores, battery and industrial minerals to tailings recovery. Combining these magnetic separators into plant units results in flexible and efficient flowsheets.”

For the Magnetic Separation Plant Units, Metso says it can also provide an integrated service offering through its global network. The scope ranges from maintenance, modernisations & retrofits, process optimisation to spares and wears, training and Life Cycle Services.

The Magnetic Separation Plant Units are Metso’s sixth complete plant unit launch for concentrator plants. The previous launches include Stirred Mill and Horizontal Mill Plant Units, Flotation, Thickening and Filtration Plant Units.