Throttling control of deposit from so called Sulphur thickener in dressing plants for complex ores

Throttling control of deposit from so called Sulphur thickener in dressing plants for complex ores (Copper, Lead and Zinc)

  • Flow with 40% solids
  • Grain size 90% smaller than 0.177 mm
  • 50% smaller than 0.044 mm
  • Inlet pressure – 0.5 bar
  • Pressure drop 0.5 bar

Measures and results

In this application a rubber lined Ramén KSG valve, size 100 mm was installed. After 18 weeks it was inspected and the throttling orifice, built by outlet ring and ball sector hole was completely unaffected.