SONARtrac system successfully commissioned on OceanaGold hydrocyclone feed line

first_imgCiDRA Minerals Processing has announced successful deployment of its SONARtrac flow technology in OceanaGold’s Didipio gold mine in the Philippines. The SONARtrac system is a non-contact and non-invasive flow meter solution which enables the accurate volumetric monitoring of slurries as well as the presence of any entrained air or gas. The SONARtrac system is now on Didipio’s hydrocyclone feed line and installation was accomplished without the need for any process interruption.“We are delighted to have this opportunity to support OceanaGold and improve their process optimization” said Mike Murphy, Managing Director, CiDRA Pacific Rim, “this also represents our first success in the Philippines and we are excited with our plans for growth in this region and elsewhere in Asia”.  Brennan Lang, General Manager for OceanaGold’s Didipio Operations says, “we were interested in the SONARtrac system for our operations due to its non-invasive and high reliability capabilities.  We were impressed with the ease of installation, and its immediate operational value at Didipio”.OceanaGold is a significant multinational gold producer with a portfolio of operating, development and exploration assets. These are located on the South Island of New Zealand, including one of the largest gold mines in the country and in the northern Philippines. OceanaGold has built a strong business in New Zealand, operating three mines – Macraes Open Pit, Frasers Underground and the Reefton Open Pit mines. In the northern Philippines, commissioning of the high grade gold-copper Didipio Project commenced in Q4 2012, as planned. The first copper concentrate was produced in December 2012 and commercial production was declared as of April 1, 2013.last_img

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