Archive for the ‘Metals, Mining, Minerals’ Category

Isolation Knife Gate Valve for Medium-Slurry Mining and Minerals Applications

Posted in Final Control Element, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, April 2nd, 2018. No comments yet
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Many manufacturing processes have challenging fluids flowing through their pipes and vessels. Mining and minerals have some of the most challenging with abrasive and corrosive solids in the flowing fluids. In a Valve magazine article, Challenges of Medium Density Slurry Service in Mining and Mineral Processing, Emerson’s Mike Gordon describes innovations in knife gate valve […]

China Sneezed and the Mining Industry Caught Pneumonia

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Alan Novak As noted in a recent Financial Post article, the world’s largest mining companies have fallen on hard times. Since 2011, global mining stocks have lost $1.4 trillion in value; more than the value of Apple, Exxon Mobil and Google combined. A few charts of the underlying commodities and related company stocks show […]

Improved Mining Safety and Operational Performance through Solids Level Measurement

Posted in Level, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Friday, January 15th, 2016. No comments yet
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Some industries, such as the mining industry, face the challenge of having to measure the level of solids. Unlike liquids, they must content with the peaks and valleys depending on the consistency of the solids being measured. Emerson’s Asael Sharabi shared a story with me about a Canadian copper miner. In their mining process, they […]

“The 33” Movie Reminds Us of the Importance of Safety in Mining Operations

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, November 16th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo This weekend, the movie named “The 33” opened in theaters. It depicts the story of the 33 miners trapped for 69 days in a gold mine in Copiapo, in Chile. I think this movie provides a glimpse of how the mining operations are a serious but sometimes dangerous business. For manufacturers […]

Technology Helping Miners Lower Costs to Overcome Low Commodity Prices

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, September 21st, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo Over the past several months, news of commodity prices being hit hard due the slowdown of China’s economy has been a common theme. It was refreshing to read positive news among so much turmoil. The article, Rio saves $200m a year using robots, big data, describes how that despite net earnings […]