With Clarkson KS1 knife gate valves from Emerson, the improvement was dramatic and immediate. After 8 months, the new valves remain in service, never having required a repair or change out. The installed cost of each valve was less than $27,000, so the project paid for itself in just over two weeks, and it has been generating nearly $10,000 per week in savings since.
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4 reasons why radar level is superior to ultrasonic level technology: Radar and ultrasonic level measurements are both widely used in industrial and environmental applications for measuring the level of liquids and solids in lift stations, tanks, and open...
The best technology often depends upon the relative size of the valve and the existence of a compressed air system. If a pressurized air system already exists, adding a few more pneumatic valves to it is likely the best choice. In a greenfield application, an all-electric actuation solution may be better option, particularly when the capital and operational cost of a new compressed air system is considered. Other drivers impacting the decision include a requirement for variable stroke/torque profiles or precise positioning, the ability to power actuators with solar power, or water-constrained environments, which raise air compressor operating costs significantly.
A 16-page ebook, Extract More from Your Operations, features the article, Improved Asset Management Increases Reliability. The article shares how data from asset monitoring systems can be analyzed to create insights for predictive maintenance, and certain assets can be upgraded to dramatically lower total cost of ownership.
To help miners overcome these issues, the Emerson mining team developed a 16-page eBook, entitled Extract More from Your Operations, featuring the article, Sustainability Step-by-Step.
A new interactive guide, Extract More from Your Mining Operations, describes strategies miners currently use to overcome the challenges of optimizing mining processes and production, improving safety, and caring for the environment and surrounding communities.
Jim Cahill recently connected with Emerson’s Thishen Naidoo, a heavy industries marketing leader for the machine automation solutions portfolio. Here is their interview of his interesting and problem-solving take on the current state of mining.
In a North American Mining article, Optimizing all the variables related to comminution and separation requires sophisticated control strategies, Emerson’s David Harrach teamed with Devin Marshman from Emerson Impact Partner, Spartan Controls.
The growth of lithium-ion battery production for electric vehicles will occur in mining, battery component manufacturing, and battery cell production from an automation standpoint.
One of Emerson’s Principle Consultants, Lou Heavner, was recently asked a series of questions about process optimization in the mining industry. Here are Lou’s answers to the questions asked.
Andy Coxall joins podcast host Jim Cahill to discuss the challenges in tailings management, the problems with valves not suited for this severe-service application, and why severe-service knife gate valve technology such as the Clarkson KS1 is the best choice for these challenging slurry applications.
In an Engineering and Mining Journal Article, Shovel Service Suppliers Help Cut Costs, CO2, Emerson’s Tom Francisco joins other mining experts to describe ways to extend the life and improve maintenance practices on these critical assets for mining operators.
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