Gold mine in Western AustraliaPosted on June 14, 2009
The installation of the DELTA water treatment technology has proven a major bonus for a gold mine in Western Australia.
After only three days of dewatering the mine there was a considerable build-up of salt in a poly pipe. To clear blockages, maintenance crews needed to use sledge hammers on the outside of the pipes to break up salt build-up at joins. This didn’t always work so the pipes had to be cut to clear the line and then re-welded. The mine had also used chemicals to help but they only made the salt softer and failed to reduce build-up.
The DELTA water treatment technology slowed down the salt formation and the eventual blockage of piping used for dewatering the mine site. As a result, the amount of time spent on maintenance was reduced and dewatering increased.