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.
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.
Alek Duerksen’s Global Mining Review article, Making the Difficult Choices, describes the difficulties of tailing disposal and provides suggestions for choosing the proper automated isolation valves for this application.
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...
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