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Real time, on-line bulk analysis of material

Covid-19 to prompt shift to realtime, online material analysis

of receipt or point of distribution. Other applications include particle size analysis in dry material or in opaque slurries and moisture measurement in material on a conveyor belt.

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Advantages Generally speaking, by reducing the turnaround time for analysis from days down to minutes, mining companies have the opportunity to monitor their operations in real time, and to respond to problems more rapidly than ever before. As a result, miners can more readily optimise their processes and make better-informed decisions.

By reducing the turnaround time for analysis from days down to minutes, mining companies have the opportunity to monitor their operations in real time, and to respond to problems more rapidly than ever before. he Coronavirus pandemic is having a telling impact on the mining sector, in ways barely thought unimaginable at the beginning of 2020. With massive losses incurred during the lockdown due to lack of productivity, mining companies will certainly have to go all-out in adopting innovative ways to make up for loss of productivity - and fast at that. Unquestionably, one of the avenues where there is an obvious opening is in the techniques that would facilitate getting more value from ore and waste streams at the processing stage. Interestingly, there has been increase in the adoption of real-time online analysis as a means through which mines can get more value from mineral processing. And, in all likelihood, this trend is bound to gain traction throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. In the previous editions, from the CSIRO as well as suppliers of various technologies,

African Mining Brief gathered that there are a myriad of advantages of using realtime online analysis technologies like Prompt gamma neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) in mineral ore processing. Out the outset, one gets better insight in the advantages of real-time online analysis by first exploring its applications. Fields of deployment PGNAA On-line real-time analysers are used in different mining and mineral beneficiation processes to supply real time information for both consistent process control and quality control. According to Thermo Scientific, typical applications would be the bulk analysis of raw materials such as coal and ore/ copper, iron ore, phosphates, etc. to help ensure consistent material quality and process optimisation while it is being transported (usually on conveyer belts) either at the source, point

Pushing boundaries in product delivery Boundaries are pushed in the delivery of technologies, when necessary. This is evident in the design of cross belt analysers for different minerals applications for instance wide conveyor belts with deep loads and large material size and real-time quality control for the cement, just to cite only a few. Some companies have gone further to improve the performance of their products by combining PGNNA with another technology. Read more about Real time, on-line bulk analysis of material on https:// africanminingbrief.com/

PGNAA Cross-Belt Elemental Analyser

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