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Flotation project

flotation circuit site

Figure 1: Before photo of the flotation circuit site

PrepQuip was awarded the contract to conduct the turn-key project of installing 1 off 1,8 m Ø, 1 off 2,2 m Ø and 1 off 3,2 m Ø flotation columns on a combined Merensky and UG2 PGM processing plant. PrepQuip also conducted an entire material balance over the entire circuit which predicted the performance of the flotation column circuit and the effect on the overall project fairly accurately.

flotation column project

Figure 2: First froth from the installed 3,2 m diameter PrepQuip flotation column

 

flotation circuit project

Figure 3: Completed PrepQuip flotation circuit project

Merensky and UG2 circuit integrated turnkey Column Flotation Project. The location is at a PGM Concentrator at the upper end of the Western Limb Bushveld Complex. The design input and placement of the units was a collaborative effort with the Operations Metallurgical Team with the premise to treat a combined Merensky/UG2 stream through a Merensky float circuit to effectively reduce Chrome percentage and increase overall plant recoveries on Final PGM Concentrate produced.

In-line Guard Screen

firefighting equipment protection

Figure 1: Completed PrepQuip In-line Guard Screen firefighting equipment protection truck

PrepQuip designed and manufactured a unique firefighting equipment protection truck for one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies. The entire design was manufactured from stainless steel which ensures rust prevention and durability.

stainless steel in-line guard screen

Figure 2: Stainless steel PrepQuip In-line Guard Screen

The purpose of the truck is to screen out any oversized material present in the firewater stream which in turn prevents nozzle blockages and equipment damage. The capacity of the truck with 4 x 300 NB In-line Guard Screens is 40 000 l/min. The equipment is unique in the way that no flow restriction is experienced during operation and automatic flushing of the unwanted material occurs during operation.

stainless steel piping designs

Figure 3: PrepQuip stainless steel piping designs

The piping and design was conducted by the experienced engineers at the PrepQuip group in line with manufacturing standards and ISO quality standards. The design can withstand pressures of up to 18 bar line pressure with an operating pressure of 12bar.