Specifications

  • Slurry system with 36" × 82'-0" mine tailing conveyor.
  • 2 twin shaft mixers with washing unit
  • Slurry tank, 66 ton capacity
  • Slurry weigh hopper, 22,000 lb
  • Aggregate storage bin, 2 compartments, 150 ton total capacity
  • Aggregate weigh hopper, 33,000 lb
  • 2 screw feeders
  • Cement hopper, 4,400 lb
  • Water holding tank and water scale, 4,400 lb
  • 2 water tanks
  • Cement bin, 2 compartments, 550 ton total capacity
  • Aggregate handling system with 36" × 260'-0" conveyor
  • 2 holding hoppers for paste
  • Computerized control system
  • Tailing system

The Need

Falconbridge in Timmins, Ontario needed a plant to produce paste at a rate of 400 tph, continuously, and to gravity feed stopes at over 5,000 feet underground. This turnkey project included mechanical and electrical installation, start-up and commissioning.

BMH Solution

The slump and density consistency was a priority to feed gravity lines continuously. BMH developed a method of measuring the paste density along with software to control the flow of the paste.