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UMCC to replace two hydrocyclones at IMPP subsidiary
06.08.2018UMCC to replace two hydrocyclones at IMPP subsidiary
The new batteries of hydrocyclones at the gravity mills of open pit mines No. 8 and No. 9 at Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant, a subsidiary of PJSC United Mining and Chemical Company, will increase the rate of raw concentrate extraction and its output
The management of PJSC UMCC has approved investments into the primary processing of raw materials at its Irshansk subsidiary. On August 16, the pre-payment was made for the supply of two new hydrocyclones GTsR 710 and the battery of hydrocyclones made by Vitlus Production Commercial Firm LLC, which will operate at the gravity mills of open pit mines No. 8 and No. 9 of IMPP.
Hydrocyclones GTsR 710 are used for pulp thickening, desliming of granular material at the processing plants. They perform separation of particles by size and density.
The specialists of the subsidiary in Irshansk explain the investments by the need to update the obsolete equipment. “We performed an analysis of the technical condition of the equipment currently in operation at the processing factories of open pit mines No. 8 and No. 9, and also studied qualitative and quantitative indicators of processing operations and came to the conclusion that it was necessary to replace morally and technically obsolete hydrocyclones,” says Andriy Kolesnyk, Head of Setting Unit of the Production and Technical Department at IMPP.
Andriy Ivanchenko, Deputy Chief Engineer of the subsidiary believes the updated equipment will very soon contribute to improvement of the economic indicators of the subsidiary. Irshansk plant will be able to achieve them once the new hydrocyclones are installed and put into operation. “The new equipment will allow to increase extraction of fine categories of ilmenite. We hope that the modernization will increase the percent of extraction of raw concentrate by 12% on average, which will deliver additional 12,000 t of product at the stage of primary processing annually,” comments Ivanchenko. It is not clear year, what the terms of the return of investment will be. The specialists of the subsidiary will be able to make a corresponding forecast only after installation and testing of hydrocyclones at the gravity mills.
It is important to update equipment also because IMPP will soon concentrate on processing tailings at the aforementioned open pit mines, while the new areas, which the plant received for development, are being put into operation.
The new hydrocyclones will increase output of useful products at the stage of gravity processing. They will also mitigate the impact of increasing cost of these works on the subsidiary’s economy, points Oleksandr Gladushko, Acting Chairman of the Board of PJSC UMCC. “Investment into upgrade and replacement of hydrocyclones at the Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant is timely and justified. We hope that the effect will be fast and the period of the return of investment into the new equipment will be very short,” says the head of the company.
Acquisition of hydrocyclone batteries is one of the first important steps of PJSC UMCC in upgrading production equipment at the Irshansk subsidiary. Prior to that, the company invested only into modernization of the transport pool of IMPP. PJSC UMCC also intends to purchase another hydrocyclone battery, produced by the well-known British company War man, CAVEX trademark, for the Irshansk subsidiary.
The total amount of investment into the new equipment will be about UAH 4 million.