Metso Outotec has introduced scalable thickening plant units to, it says, ensure outstanding circuit performance and reliability for any minerals processing application or capacity.
Comprising high-rate thickeners, high-compression thickeners, paste thickeners, clarifiers and polymer dosing units, the Metso Outotec thickening plant units fit seamlessly with other dewatering units, like filtration or any type of water treatment applications, according to the company. The pre-engineered units incorporate Planet Positive Reactorwell™ feedwell technology, maximising thickener performance while minimising flocculant consumption.
Toni Kuisma, Product Manager for Dewatering Islands at Metso Outotec, said: “Decreasing ore grades set new challenges for the mining industry. Equipment design needs to integrate seamlessly across the process to avoid underperformance and recovery losses. Our new thickening plant units feature scalable, modular components, and the integrated units deliver consistent performance even in changing process conditions. What’s more, the productised and partially modular units are quick and safe to install and commission.”
Metso Outotec says these units offer unique benefits including:
- A wide and proven range of proprietary equipment with innate digitalisation for the whole plant, providing consistent performance in changing process conditions
- Industry-leading Reactorwell feedwell technology to ensure efficient use of the clarification area;
- Better risk management through process performance guarantees;
- In-house testing and sizing;
- Expert support in the design of individual applications, based on extensive plant design know-how and numerous references for various applications, concentrate and tailings.
Metso Outotec has one of the widest portfolios of thickening solutions on the market, with an installed base of around 3,000 thickener equipment installations around the world.
The thickening plant units are Metso Outotec’s fifth complete plant unit launch for concentrator plants, with previous launches including stirred mill plant units, horizontal mill plant units, filtration plant units and flotation plant units