Mining

Mining is an economic activity in the primary sector represented by the exploitation or extraction of minerals that have accumulated on the ground and subsurface in the form of deposits.
Automation in the mining industry enables obtaining an increase in productivity, cost reduction, increase in operational continuity and improvements in occupational safety and health.
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Mining Processes

Learn about all of the processes inside the mining industry.

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UDLINE

UD-Line

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UD-Line

UD-Line is a solid dosing system which integrates reagent flow measurement, allows for the registration of statistical dosing data and enables the operational intelligence required for progressive streamlining of the flotation process.

Impact Finder

Impact Finder

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Impact Finder

Impact Finder, which is a sound signal processing and analysis system for impact detection, estimation of the filling level, mineral granulometry and prediction of power for real-time optimization of the grinding process in SAG mills and ball mills.

Tobolsk, Russia - July 15. 2016: Sibur company. Central control panel of Tobolsk Polymer plant. The engineering personnel watch in monitors work of the equipment

Process Automation

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Process Automation

Since 1991, ECN has an extensive team of specialized engineers to offer the best solution for process control.

  • PlantPAx Systems
  • Integration Based on S-88
  • Mining Processes
  • Integrated Architecture
  • Process Instrumentation
  • Information and Field Networks
  • Advanced Programming

Processes:

  • Crushing
  • Grinding
  • Flotation
  • Electroplating
  • Merrill Crowe
  • Dynamic Leaching
  • ADR

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MAC-MAIN AUTOMATION CONTRACTOR

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MAC-MAIN AUTOMATION CONTRACTOR

With its extensive experience in instrumentation and control projects for the mining industry, ECN has developed the abilities to be qualified as a MAC in mining projects.

Our goal is to achieve full solutions that enable early start-up, instruments working properly, well-designed and stable control and field communication networks, control systems adapted to the application, control strategies that yield the best benefits for production, lower cost and easy maintenance, parts standardization, and life cycle services to preserve optimum operation.

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MIGRATIONS

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MIGRATIONS

With its extensive experience in instrumentation and control projects for the mining industry, ECN has developed the abilities to be qualified as a MAC in mining projects.

The mining industry currently has a large amount of control systems accumulated since 1991 for operations, which face obsolescence.

These systems don’t have the technical support or refurbishments to guarantee reliable operation, which represents process continuity risks for this facility. ECN has designed a system to perform migration to a modern control system, decreasing the risks of shutdown and rejection of new technology by operators.

Plan Performance Analisys

Plan Performance Analisys

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Plan Performance Analisys

Plant control and instrumentation systems are a very important part of the company information that cannot be isolated at the plant level. ECN has an area dedicated to the development of solutions for the native information of control systems, which can be taken in real time to levels of corporate decision-making.

  • Shutdown Time
  • Reason for Shutdown
  • Mapping of Process, Machinery, Elements
  • Industrial Database

KPI Indicators

  • Generated Automatically
  • Referring to Produced Units
  • Executive Plant Reports

Integrated Package Systems

ECN has developed some package systems for mining that help achieve savings and efficiency in the process with fast implementation.

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COMPREHENSIVE CONTROL SYSTEM OF A CRUSHING PLANT

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COMPREHENSIVE CONTROL SYSTEM OF A CRUSHING PLANT

We have developed more than 10 applications of this system, so the benefit for our clients is that we have the ready and tested engineering, control algorithm, screens and implementation program with the following advantages:

  • Optimization of development costs and run time up to 30%
  • Modular system pursuant to plant configuration
  • Easy operation and maintenance due to its standardization
  • Easy and quick adaptation to the plant configuration

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WELL TELEMETRY

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WELL TELEMETRY

ECN’s value proposition offers low infrastructure cost, fast implementation based on known standards and experience in more than 100 automated wells to date.

Functions:

  • Start/stop of pumping equipment based on pressure, level, time and consumption
  • Instant and totaled flow and pressure measurement
  • Parameters for water quality
  • Totalizing of operating hours
  • Overpressure protection
  • Measurement of dynamic and static level of aquifer mantle
  • Protection against level abatement
  • Power consumption totalizer
  • Integrated CCTV and sensors against vandalism

Sistema de detección de cortos en celdas de electrólisis

SHORT CIRCUIT DETECTION SYSTEM IN ELECTROLYSIS CELLS

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SHORT CIRCUIT DETECTION SYSTEM IN ELECTROLYSIS CELLS

The electrolysis process demands a large amount of electricity and its greatest cause of inefficiency is due to short circuits that occur between the anode and cathode.

These generate:

  • High currents
  • Temperature increase
  • Damages
  • Reduction in product quality

ECN has developed a system based on thermovision for the detection of hot spots through continuous monitoring in electrolysis cells. This provides an effective solution for the early detection of short circuits, make energy use, quality and maintenance more efficient.

Sistema de Control de Aire a Celda de Flotación

AIR CONTROL SYSTEM TO FLOTATION CELL

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AIR CONTROL SYSTEM TO FLOTATION CELL

It is an integrated system that enables autonomous operation of air control in every flotation cell regardless of the bank it belongs to, achieving a considerable efficiency increase, due to easy characterization of each cell in particular.

Therefore, with this system, each flotation cell receives the air supply needed for optimum operation, positively impacting energy use and mineral recovery in a concentrator plant.

The control system of air to a flotation cell may be locally or remotely operated and linked to the plant control system.

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For more than 8 years, I have dedicated myself to providing process automation solutions focused on the mining branch, always searching for improvements in efficiency, productivity, safety and sustainability.

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