Do not discard proven technology
In August 2018, a Chrome producer approached MIP Process Technologies (Pty) Ltd to provide a Hi-rate thickener to thicken the Chrome Tailings.
MIP Process Technologies is a Level 1 (the highest achievable), BBBEE supplier who supplies a range of mineral processing and gas cleaning equipment. However, the customer decided to opt for “new technology” at double the price of the MIP offering. These units were supposed to be “maintenance free” and produce a cleaner overflow. However, in reality the plant was continuously covered in spillage and the overflow not clean.
- The customer approached MIP in November 2019 to provide the originally proposed unit.
- The 25mØ Hi-rate thickener was supplied and installed within twelve (12) weeks and commissioned in August 2020.
- The end result is a thickener operating at a consistent level providing a clear overflow and thickened underflow.
If a product is proven, it does not mean it is obsolete!! This case proves it.