Serious Equipment for a Sirius Application

Australian Earthmoving Magazine News: Sirius Resources NL (SIR) is a mid tier exploration company focusing on discovering gold, nickel and base metals located predominantly in Western Australia. SIR currently focuses on its nickel-copper Nova-Bollinger Project. Sirius is managed and backed by highly successful explorers whose discovery track record includes the Thunderbox gold mine and the Waterloo, Cosmos and Lounge Lizard nickel mines, in WA. In July 2012, Sirius announced the discovery of the Nova nickel-copper-cobalt deposit. The presence of copper and cobalt is expected to provide significant by-product credits which will dramatically reduce the cost of nickel production. iphone 8 plus custodia outlet The nickel ore body is arguably the most significant and rich find in Australia in recent memory. Nova mining operations started on Australia Day 2015 and production is expected by the end of 2016.   In order for Sirius Resources to compile a definitive feasibility study for the Nova project, Ausenco were engaged to carry out a detailed investigation into the range, capacity and availability of mobile crushing equipment to suit the requirements of Sirius’ planned development. Ausenco’s scope included identifying and recommending to Sirius Resources, a mobile jaw crusher capable of provding high levels of availability and sustainable crushing of the mine ore prior to the material entering the mineral processing plant. The complete application of this equipment was quite unique in that the mobile crusher required to process materials won from site, to be incorporated into the mine site and infrastructure development. To ensure the range of products would be able to be produced, a crusher with safety, automated and user friendly hydraulic adjustment was required.   Once the site infrastructure requirements were met, the mobile crusher was moved over to the fixed crushing plant area to act as an emergency backup primary crushing for the processing circuit. The innovative approach taken here is that the final fixed plant configuration allows for the mobile jaw crusher to be tracked into position adjacent to and incorporated into the ore crushing circuit. This provides 100% redundancy for the fixed jaw crusher should it be down for maintenance, manganese change out or similar. To allow for this redundancy, it was paramount consideration during the equipment selection process that the crushing circuit production was not impacted by the change in primary crusher. The fixed crushing circuit planned for the Nova Mine development included a primary jaw in the form of the internationally recognised, tried and tested Nordberg C120 jaw. This was one reason why the LT120 mobile jaw crusher (which included the track mounted C120 jaw crusher) was proposed by Tutt Bryant Equipment, Metso’s Australian distributor. Tutt Bryant Equipment worked with the Ausenco engineering team initially and then Sirius Resources staff to provide technical information, equipment specification details and optional extras to ensure the machines suitability in this application. This technical support included the compilation of a detailed list of recommended spare parts to be held in stock on site. The manufacturer’s recommended spares were delivered on time and Sirius Resources receive on- going support from the Tutt Bryant Equipment’s parts and service departments in Perth.   Further beneficial reasons for matching the C120 Jaw crushers was to have the process critical components with homogenous spare and wear parts. custodia samsung Specifying two identical jaw crushers enables having spare and wear parts that can be used in either fixed or mobile applications simplifying parts stock management, fitting and maintenance procedures. This process is further supported by extensive stock holding at Tutt Bryant Equipment’s branch in Perth. It also ensured that training for operational staff applied to both units for loading, maintenance and primarily, process optimisation.   Due to the nature of this particular mining process, the site conditions and the geographical location, reliability was the priority for Sirius and their project management team. To ensure that the highest level of availability was provided and to simplify the operation of the LT120, Tutt Bryant Equipment recommended the inclusion of the Intelligent Controller (IC) unit which provides a safe, single point access to make many necessary machine setting changes. The IC unit sequentially monitors each of the machine parameters to smooth out any peaks and troughs of material feed by adjusting the necessary feeder to optimise production. Metso IC units have a colour display unit allowing easier interface with operators and the IC Diagnostics also reduce down time by quickly troubleshooting any problems, should they arise. cover samsung custodia   The LT120 unit was specified and delivered with inclusions such as a rock hammer and boom, full ground accessible auto grease system, feed hopper extensions and fire suppression. custodia samsung italia The machine is also fully compliant with the WA Mines Act as per Sirius’ requirements. The on time delivery of the LT120 was a group effort with sister division Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift providing the transportation of the 62t machine.   The commissioning took place on time and a collaborative approach was taken with all parties working together toward the common goal of having the machine ready and all of the operational staff trained and ready to get the most out of the unit.   Sirius Resources contracted the Cross Verwijmeren- Lomag Joint Venture to carry out the operation of the LT120 jaw crusher during the construction phase. cover iphone outlet Cross Verwijmeren are a full-services earthmoving company specialising in earthworks services for Exploration, Mining and Infrastructure projects and Lomag is an entity of the Ngadju people. The JV Partners were provided comprehensive training becoming familiar with the LT120 quickly.

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