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Two Solutions from Schwing Bioset in June International Mining Magazine


Schwing Bioset, Inc. is excited to be featured in the Paste Supplement section of International Mining's June 2016 issue.The article discusses Schwing Bioset's recently commissioned pump solutions for backfill and thickened tailings challenges.

View the Paste Supplement section where Schwing Bioset's projects are discussed.

View the entire International Mining June issue on their website.

You can read more about these and other projects on our blog.  To learn about Schwing Bioset's Mining Solutions, contact Miguel Jahncke or visit our Mining Pumps page.

 

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Tags: Mining, Mining Pumps, Paste Backfilling, Mining Paste, Tailings

Continuous Improvement with New Pumps at Volcan Compañía Minera

 

Written by Miguel Jahncke, October 6, 2015 (ver la versión española de abajo)

At an auction in 1997, Volcan Compañía Minera S.A. acquired Empresa Minera Mahr Tunel SA, which owned the San Cristobal and Andaychagua mines. After several other acquisitions and expansions, Volcan Compania Minera SAA has become one of the top ten producers of zinc, silver, and lead in the world.

Ticlio is high in the Peruvian Andes at over 4,800 meters above sea level. The history of the mining operations in Ticlio, which are now part of the Volcan operating units, dates back to 1943 when the first mining operations began in this area. After more than half a century, these mines continue to contribute to the economic growth for not only the area but for Volcan as well.

Andaychagua Mines

Working at these elevations is not easy. It’s made even more difficult because of the necessary extracting procedures at Andaychagua, where they are utilizing descending cut and fill mining methods. This mining method requires the use of cemented tailings filled with crushed waste rock and large amounts of steel rebar, creating strong roof support slabs to protect the miners and the mining process below.

Andaychagua has relied on this mining method for many years using Schwing pumps, which have provided reliable service for over 10 years. To keep operations running smoothly, Schwing Bioset recently supplied a new pair of KSP 65 HPR industrial pumping units with 400 HP power units to replace the trailer mounted pumps. These new industrial grade pumps will allow Andaychagua to extend the replacement interval of the pumps in the backfill operation. The first unit was commissioned last July and the second will be installed this month (October 2015). Each of these units has been set-up for dual purpose flow ranges of 46 m3/hr @ 147 bar or 70 m3/hr @ 94 bar.  

To learn more about our mining pumps or specifically about this project, please contact Miguel Jahncke (mjahncke@schwingbioset.com), call our office at +1.715.247.3433, email us, or visit our website.

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(Miguel Jahncke, Director Global Mining at Schwing Bioset, was present during the commissioning of the first KSP65 HPR at Andaychagua in July 2015)

 

Volcan – Unidad Andaychagua – Desafiando y venciendo retos para mejora continua

Escrito por Miguel Jahncke, 6 de Octobre, 2015

La historia de las operaciones de Volcan en las Alturas del abra de Ticlio, localizado en los Andes Peruanos sobre los 4,800 msnm, se remonta al año 1943, cuando se iniciaron las primeras labores mineras en esta área. Después de más de medio siglo estas minas no solamente siguen aportando a la minería sino que continúan con su crecimiento operativo, es.

En 1997 Volcan Compañía Minera S.A. adquirió en subasta pública la Empresa Minera Mahr Túnel S.A., propietaria de las minas San Cristóbal y Andaychagua. Luego de varias otras adquisiciones y expansiones, Volcan Compañía Minera S.A.A. se ha convertido en una de las diez principales empresas productoras de zinc, plata y plomo del mundo.  

Trabajar a estas elevaciones no es fácil y más todavía cuando hay que hacerlo con el sistema de corte y relleno descendiente como se opera en la unidad Andaychagua. Este método de minado requiere del uso de relleno con relave cementado y roca fina, además de estructuras con barras de acero  para poder darle a las losas superiores la estabilidad y resistencia necesaria para soportar los trabajos de minado inferiores. Andaychagua ha dependido de este método por muchos años utilizando para el relleno unidades de bombeo Schwing. Recientemente llegaron a Andaychagua reemplazos para  las unidades de bombeo montadas sobre tráiler que operan en la unidad. Estos dos equipos de bombeo nuevos son Schwing Bioset modelo KSP65 HPR con unidades de potencia de 400 HP. La primera unidad fue comisionada en Julio pasado y la segunda será instalada durante el mes de Septiembre. Cada una de estas unidades es capaz de bombear rangos de flujos de hasta 46 m3/hr @ 147 bar o 70 m3/hr @ 94 bar.

Miguel Jahncke, Director Global de Minería de Schwing Bioset estuvo presente durante el arranque de la primera unidad KSP65 HPR en Andaychagua en Julio, 2015.

Para conocer más sobre nuestras bombas de minería o específicamente este Proyecto, contacte a Miguel Jahncke (mjahncke@schwingbioset.com) o llame directamente a nuestra oficinas +1.715.247.3433, correo electrónico, o visite nuestra página web aquí.

 

Tags: Piston Pumps, Mining, Mining Pumps, Tailings

New Pair of Piston Pumps for Big Island Mine

 

Written by Dale Bone, August 12, 2015

 

OCI Chemical Corporation is an industry leader in the production of soda ash, sodium percarbonate, and hydrogen peroxide. OCI’s Big Island Mine has been in operation since 1962 and is a 3.25 million short ton facility. The trona mine uses the “Room and Pillar Method,” and then they convey it to surface where it is refined into dense soda ash. The waste material is pumped back underground as far as two miles.  The tailings range from 50-63% solids. Soda ash is commonly used in glass manufacturing and powder detergent. Other uses include pulp processing, chemicals manufacturing, pH control, and food manufacturing.

OCI needed to replace aging piston pumps at its Big Island Mine near Green River, WY, and they chose to install Schwing Bioset equipment to pump their tailings underground or to surface storage facilities - on a 24/7 basis.  Because of this continuous demand, OCI spent a great deal of time and research in choosing a product and partner, and during this process they visited Schwing Bioset operations, among others. In the end, several factors drove the decision to choose Schwing Bioset piston pumps, and OCI will install two model KSP 220 pumps with XL poppet valves this fall.

According to OCI Project Manager, Mr. Jim Spurrier, the most compelling factors included Schwing Bioset’s resume of satisfied mining clients, their ability to customize programming and electrical design to integrate into OCI’s existing controls and computers, and the open loop hydraulics and hydraulic signaling incorporated in the product design.  The other important factor was that Schwing Bioset is based out of Wisconsin. The pumps and power units were built in Somerset, WI, so schematics were written in English, and the ability to get parts stocked in North America and shipped within one business day was critical, as well as having service techs in the US.

The information exchange and interaction the OCI team had with the Schwing Bioset team throughout the year-long process gave OCI the confidence that they chose the right partner for them and that they could make the project a success regardless of the challenges they face along the way.

To learn more about this project, contact this blog’s author, Dale Bone, at dbone@schwingbioset.com. For other information, call 715.247.3433, visit our website, or follow us on social media.

 

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(Equipment shown is not the actual OCI equipment)

 

Tags: Piston Pumps, Poppet Valves, Pumps, Mining, Mining Pumps, Tailings