Master Magnets Supply Wet Drums To University Of New South Wales, Australia
- 07 May 2012
- Company & Industry News
Trading to the global marketplace has always been a huge challenge for European companies, with exchange rates, shipping costs and lead times all having a significant effect on a company's ability to remain competitive.
To be considered as potential suppliers outside of the EU, manufacturers have to ensure that their equipment and services are far superior to those of the more local competitors, and in many projects this can be of much more importance to the end user. Master Magnets recently received an enquiry from Australia for some Laboratory Magnetic Equipment, which was to be added to the New South Wales University's mining research department.
Due to the increased demand for mined minerals and the considerable coal reserves in the southern hemisphere it is essential to carry out magnetic test work for evaluating the deposit and to plan out the proposed processing plant. There are very few magnetic companies worldwide who are able to supply the full range of high and low intensity Laboratory Magnetic Equipment but Master Magnets' long history in the magnetic processing of minerals means that they are able to advise, manufacture and supply all of the necessary equipment for Laboratory and Pilot testing.
For this particular project, one Low Intensity Wet Drum Separator, WD 15:12 and one High Intensity Wet Drum Separator WD 24:12 were supplied complete with weir tanks, spray bars and electrical controls. In addition, a 'Davis Tube Tester' was supplied. The Davis Tube Tester is used to evaluate magnetite, ferrosilicon and ferrous scale from effluent and powdered iron. Highly susceptible paramagnetic materials, such as ilmenite and ferberite can also be separated.
Liquids that contain the ferromagnetic material are introduced into the glass tube, which is gyrated utilising a variable speed drive. The magnetics are held between the pair of poles with the non-magnetics being washed free during the agitation. The individual products can then be removed in order to ascertain the materials composition.