Alfa Laval at SME - 2021
Alfa Laval will exhibit at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration's virtual conference (SME) from March 1-5, 2021. Meet us there to learn how our solutions help mining companies globally and in the U.S. optimize key processes for greater profitability, operational safety and sustainability.
Alfa Laval Customer Story - Bloomfield Australia
About Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval is a world leader within the key technology areas of solid-liquid separation, heat transfer and fluid handling. We help mining companies optimise key processes in coal and base mineral beneficiation, extraction as well as mineral processing applications with solutions for heating, cooling, waste heat recovery, evaporation, condensation, desalination and zero liquid discharge as well as concentrate and tailings dewatering.
Alfa Laval has a presence in 100 countries, 17,000 employees and holds 3,500+ patents worldwide. We aim at creating better everyday conditions for people by providing highly efficient and environmentally responsible solutions for energy production, mining and mineral processing.
Mining and minerals solutions
Optimize key processes for greater profitability, operational safety and sustainability
Alfa Laval offers specialized solutions for coal and base mineral beneficiation, extraction as well as mineral processing applications with solutions for heating, cooling, waste heat recovery, evaporation, condensation, desalination and zero liquid discharge as well as concentrate and tailings dewatering.
Alfa Laval P2 and P3 solid bowl decanter centrifuges
Alfa Laval P2 and P3 solid bowl decanter centrifuges are specifically designed to separate mining and mineral slurries, tailings and sludge into a solid phase and liquid phases.
Separation takes place in a horizontal cylindrical bowl equipped with a scroll conveyor. The product is led into the bowl through a stationary inlet tube and is then smoothly accelerated in a full-flow feed zone design. Centrifugal forces of up to 3,500 G make the solids accumulate on the inner surface of the bowl.
The conveyor rotates in the same direction as the bowl, but at a different speed. This moves the solids towards the conical end of the bowl. The solids leave the bowl through the solids discharge openings into the casing.
Separation takes place throughout the length of the cylindrical part of the bowl, and the clarified liquid leaves the bowl by flowing over adjustable plate dams into the casing.
A new era in tailings management - SME MineXchange
Rhys Lewis, Market Sales Manager – Decanters
Building seamless solutions with relentless innovation
Tailings dams are used in the mining industry to store waste streams, and the industry recognizes that a reduction or move away from this potentially harmful practice is environmentally and economically sounder.
The market is currently undergoing an internal examination on the topic of ‘mine tailings’ and how to better deal with them. This is exactly the market focus we have at this time, and we have a product that can meet these requirements.
- Rhys Lewis, Market Sales Manager – Decanters,
Driving progress and anticipating the best way forward
Sustainability is the focus of our message; making the world better, every day, and our market strategy helps our customers understand our positive impact on the environment. In this way we can actively drive progress, anticipating the best way forward, for our customers and the environment.
- Klas Abrahamsson, Director of Sales – Business Unit Energy Separation
Team member spotlight
Mining & Minerals Industry Manager
Alfa Laval Lund AB, Sweden
Amol is a Chemical Engineer with a Masters in Business Management. He has more than 25 years of work experience and specializes in business development and application engineering of Solid-Liquid Separation technologies. As Manager for the Mining and Minerals Industry at Alfa Laval, he helps miners optimize their processes, generate operational savings and open up new revenue channels, including in areas such as safe and sustainable tailings management.
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Read the blog
The challenges and solutions around mining tailings
Read about one of the biggest challenges facing the mining industry - how to dewater mining tailings. Now that awareness is more widespread, best practices are emerging. Also, learn about dry tailings solutions - dewatering mine tailings is an essential practice, and multiple solutions exist which all make the same promise. Which is best for your business?
Mining Beacon: Mining Industry is moving on Tailings Best Practice
Amol Chinchankar, Mining & Minerals Industry Manager, Alfa Laval Lund AB discusses the current issues mining companies face with Mine Tailings Management, and how they can react to calls for greater transparency.
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Safe and sustainable tailings management using solid bowl centrifuge
Local support for your solid bowl decanter centrifuge
No site is too remote. Our team of experienced service engineers based at our Huntingwood/Sydney Service Centre and around Australia help you ensure that your solid bowl decanter centrifuge is performing at its best, so you can focus on the rest. Alfa Laval Australia is at your service.