Taking minerals from strength to strength in Brazil

José Antonio Nóbrega de Almeida’s history with FLSmidth is the history ‘of FLSmidth itself in Brazil’s minerals market. In 1996, when he joined the group as Sales Manager, he knew that they faced steep challenges in trying to compete with the industry’s larger, established companies. His ambition, however, was one shared across the organisation: to grow FLSmidth’s mining segment into the leading company in its area.

Novel Island Concept for iron ore plant in Mauritania

FLSmidth has been chosen by a large West African mining company to supply a wet concentrator package and a train load-out package for an iron ore mine in Mauritania. The solution offered is based on FLSmidth’s novel Island Concept which entails complete provision of an entire section of the full flowsheet. This gives the customer the advantage that all equipment and technology for a defined part of his plant is supplied from one source.

Longest overland conveyor in Africa

Effective 30 November 2010, FLSmidth has acquired majority ownership of Roymec (Pty) Limited. The company has 32 years’ experience in a wide range of equipment for the conveying and handling of various mineral products, mainly coal, but also iron ore, kimberlite and platinum ore. Among the products it designs and supplies are conveyors and a number of other bulk material handling systems.

COROMAX® pulse system reduces high resistivity dust emissions in industrial processes

Electrostatic precipitators (ESP) have long been the preferred equipment for dedusting the large volume of gases produced during industrial processes. However, an ESP’s dust collection efficiency depends on the dust’s electrical resistivity – if it’s too high the ESP’s performance is dramatically reduced. To overcome this problem, FLSmidth designed the COROMAX® pulse system. Now in its fourth generation, the compact COROMAX reduces ESP dust outlet emissions by 50 percent and cuts power consumption by up to 30 percent in high resistivity dust applications.