Mining and refining copper into the purity required poses safety, efficiency, and reliability challenges for global miners.
Energy Consumption–the Constant Struggle in Mining
Author: Juan Carlos Bravo It is no secret that the mining industry is energy intensive and most of the power grids are at the limit in providing power to existing mining operations. In order to remain competitive or expand operations, miners need to secure a reliable...
Water Still at Center Stage of Mining
Author: Juan Carlos Bravo Here in the US, we hear in the news how the drought in the western states is affecting the water supply for agriculture and for human consumption. Miners are also feeling the heat. Water continues to be one of the biggest topics among all...
Oyu Tolgoi (Turquoise Hill) Begins Production
Emerson's Alan Novak, leader of the Mining and Power Industries teams, provides an update on the massive Oyu Tolgoi mining project in Mongolia. Rio Tinto announced last week that they have begun shipping copper concentrate from the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia. Oyu...
Long Term Copper Investments Remain Positive, But Not Without Challenges
Commodities prices such as copper continue to fluctuate based on the economic softness in certain regions of the world. Emerson's Juan Carlos Bravo of the metals and mining industry team, shares his perspectives from the recent CRU World Copper Conference. Last April,...
Supply and Demand Impacts on Global Copper Prices
Will slowing global economic conditions impact copper miners? Emerson's Juan Carlos Bravo, a member of the metals and mining industry team, explores the forces impacting both supply and demand of this important metal. You may have seen the news of the slowing of...
Mining Applications Require New, More Powerful Actuator Designs
In today's guest post, Emerson's Mike McQuade shares how a mining pipeline valve application with huge torque demands necessitated a new valve actuator design to meet the challenge. Three miles above sea level in the mountains of central Peru is the Toromocho...
Copper Recycling Growing but Not Slowing Down Mining
Emerson's Juan Carlos Bravo of the metals and mining industry team looks at the impact copper recycling has on overall global copper demand. I always like to recycle and follow the directions of my local trash collection company in order to contribute to this effort....
Copper Production Outlook from Leader’s Perspective
Today's guest blogger, Emerson's Juan Carlos Bravo, a member of the metals & mining industry team, summarizes the outlook for the copper mining industry as we enter this new year of 2012. On November 30th, I attended to the monthly breakfast hosted by...
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