Persistent ‘high moisture events’ occurring during plant operation, led our customer to work with RTI in developing a solution which gave them real-time visibility and control. When their product moisture passed 12%, processes were forced to be stopped and reset to avoid blockage and malfunction of apparatus. This meant unproductive – and costly – downtime; and once the plant was forced to stop, it would take five hours to be restored to full capacity. Further, as moisture was measured by the laboratory, results would typically take between two and four hours to be returned.
MEASURING MOISTURE IN WOOD CHIPS – AMERICA
Our customer located in America is a leading manufacturer of engineered wood products, laminated veneer lumber, a high‐strength engineered lumber often used in beams, I‐joists, a structural support typically used in floors and roofs.
MEASURING MOISTURE IN SLAG – INDIA
Our customer based on India has an existing annual crude steel capacity of 30 million tonnes. They are a diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and commercial presence in over 50 countries.
MEASURING MOISTURE IN SINTER BLEND – SERBIA
The customer is a major producer of iron. The iron is produced at two blast furnaces and then converted to raw steel at a three-furnace converter shop and continuous casting complex.
MEASURING MOISTURE IN NICKEL ORE – INDONESIA 2
The customer based in Indonesia undertakes all stages of the mining process from exploration, mining, smelting, and refining through to marketing. Their main products are ferronickel, nickel ore, gold, silver and bauxite.
MEASURING MOISTURE IN NICKEL ORE – CANADA
The customer is a major nickel ore producer and refiner in Canada. Ore from the mine is crushed and stored in silos prior to floatation. After floatation the concentrate is smelted into a nickel matte ready for shipment
MEASURING MOISTURE IN TAILINGS – BRAZIL
Our customer , located in Brazil has the capacity to process 35 thousand tons of copper concentrate per year.
A MoistScan® MA‐500HD online microwave moisture analyser has been installed on the conveyor belt that takes the material to the number one drier.
MEASURING MOISTURE IN NICKEL ORE – NEW CALEDONIA
The customer, a major producer of ferronickel, operates four nickel mines and one smelter in New Caledonia.
MoistScan® MA‐500 online microwave moisture anlaysers are integrated with a bank of rotary drying kilns. Installed on the feed conveyors to each kiln the MA‐500’s determine the moisture variation in the raw ore.
MEASURING MOISTURE IN NICKEL ORE – INDONESIA
The customer is a major nickel operation in Indonesia. The nickel operation processes the ore into a nickel matte product. The ore is dried in one of three rotary dryers before being passed through to the kilns. The dry ore, as well as any additives introduced in the kilns, is then smelted in the furnaces to produce the nickel product. This product is then transported from site for further purification.
MEASURING MOISTURE IN NICKEL ORE – CARRIBEAN
Our customer is a global diversified mining group. Its businesses maintain a meaningful position in seven major international commodity markets: copper, coking coal, thermal coal, ferrochrome, nickel, vanadium and zinc, with a growing platinum group metals business, additional exposures to gold, cobalt, lead and silver, recycling facilities and a suite of global technology products, many of which are industry leaders.