Mining

The MoistScan® MA-500 Series is the number one selling online microwave moisture analyser used in the mining and mineral processing industries.

MoistScan® can accurately measure the moisture in ores, concentrates, sinters and pellets.



Applications include but are not limited to:

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Alumina Refinery – China

Instrument:
MA-500
Material:
Aluminium Hydroxide
Installation:
On belt conveyor between filters and dryer
Bed Depth:
10-20mm
Moisture:
7 – 12%
Purpose:
Feedback control
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Alumina Refinery – QLD, Australia

Instrument:
MA-500HD
Material:
Alumina Hydrate Filter Cake
Installation:
On vacuum pan filter discharge line prior to calciner 2
Bed Depth:
800tph
Moisture:
4 – 8%
Purpose:
Monitor filter performance feed-forward control of calciner.
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Coal Mine – Australia

Instrument:
MA-500HD
Material:
Coal
Installation:
On product conveyor
Bed Depth:
Approx 250mm
Moisture:
11 – 14%
Purpose:
Primary purpose is to advise controllers when product approaches spec limits and assist with process control to maintain product within specs.
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Coal Mine – NSW, Australia

Instrument:
MA-500HD
Material:
Coal
Installation:
On product conveyor
Bed Depth:
250 to 370mm
Moisture:
6 – 14%
Purpose:
Metallurgical accounting and monitoring of product cold moisture
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Steel Mill – Brazil

Instrument:
MA-500HDi
Material:
Iron Ore Pellets
Installation:
On conveyor to ship load out
Bed Depth:
Up to 450mm
Moisture:
1 – 3%
Purpose:
Dust management
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Steel Mill – USA

Instrument:
MA-500HDi (2 units)
Material:
Sinter Blend
Installation:
On conveyor feed to blast furnace
Bed Depth:
150mm
Moisture:
1 – 6%
Purpose:
Control moisture of sinter fed to blast furnace.
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Alumina Refinery – China

Instrument:
MA-500
Material:
Aluminium Hydroxide
Installation:
On belt conveyor between filters and dryer.
Bed Depth:
10-20mm
Moisture:
7- 12%
Purpose:
Feedback control
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Canada

Instrument:
MA-600VDF
Material:
Nickel Concentrate
Installation:
Rotary disc filter
Bed Depth:
N/A
Moisture:
8 – 10%
Purpose:
Process automation and feed-back control
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Coal Mine – Australia

Instrument:
MA-500HD
Material:
Coal
Installation:
Clean product Conveyor
Bed Depth:
Approx 250mm
Moisture:
11 – 14%
Purpose:
Primary purpose is to advise controllers when product approaches spec limits and assist with process control to maintain product within specs.
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Port – Australia

Instrument:
MA-500HD
Material:
Iron Ore
Installation:
On conveyor after train load out bins. Ore lump and fines, 9 ore types from 5 locations, use preset calibrations for each ore type
Bed Depth:
Up to 250mm
Moisture:
10-15%
Purpose:
Monitor moisture of different types of iron ores from trains
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Alumina Refinery – QLD, Australia

Instrument:
MA-500 (4 units)
Material:
Alumina Hydroxide
Installation:
Between vertical disk filters and calciner
Bed Depth:
50mm
Moisture:
6-10%
Purpose:
Control of vertical disk filter
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Coal Mine – China

Instrument:
MA-500 (24 units)
Material:
Thermal Coal
Installation:
Belt conveyors
Bed Depth:
150 – 200mm
Moisture:
2 – 25%
Purpose:
Installed in conjunction with elemental analysers to calculate calorific value
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Mine – Australia

Instrument:
MA-500HD
Material:
Nickel Ore
Installation:
On SAG mill feed belt
Bed Depth:
N/A
Moisture:
1- 5%
Purpose:
SAG mill feed tonnage accounting
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Steel Mill – Brazil

Instrument:
MA-500HDi
Material:
Iron Ore Pellets
Installation:
On-conveyor to ship load out
Bed Depth:
Up to 450mm
Moisture:
1- 3%
Purpose:
Dust management
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Alumina Refinery – QLD, Australia

Instrument:
MA-500
Material:
Alumina Hydrate Filter Cake
Installation:
On vacuum pan filter discharge line prior to calciner 2
Bed Depth:
800tph
Moisture:
4 – 8%
Purpose:
Monitor filter performance feed-forward control of calciner
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Coal Mine – NSW, Australia

Instrument:
MA-500HD
Material:
Coal
Installation:
On product conveyor
Bed Depth:
250 to 370mm
Moisture:
6 – 14%
Purpose:
Metallurgical accounting and monitoring of product cold moisture
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Mine – Canada

Instrument:
MA-500HD
Material:
Nickel Ore
Installation:
On exit conveyor belt to rotary dryer
Bed Depth:
Moisture:
15 – 30%
Purpose:
Dryer control
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Steel Mill – Mexico

Instrument:
MA-500HDi
Material:
Iron Ore Filter Product
Installation:
Conveyor C after disc filters and prior to pelletiser
Bed Depth:
Up to 150mm
Moisture:
8 – 11%
Purpose:
Monitor performance of filter discs
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Coal Mine – NSW, Australia

Instrument:
MA-500
Material:
Thermal Coal
Installation:
Thermal Coal Conveyor mount – output of dryer plant
Bed Depth:
100-185mm
Moisture:
10 – 16%
Purpose:
Monitor moisture on the output of the dryer
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Mine – Indonesia

Instrument:
MA-500HD x 2
Material:
Nickel
Installation:
Conveyor belt on in-feed to rotary dryer
Bed Depth:
N/A
Moisture:
25 – 30%
Purpose:
Improve dryer efficiency
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Steel Mill – USA

Instrument:
MA-500HDi (2 units)
Material:
Sinter Blend
Installation:
On conveyor feed to blast furnace
Bed Depth:
150mm
Moisture:
1 to 6%
Purpose:
Control moisture of sinter fed to blast furnace
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Power Station – Bulgaria

Instrument:
MA-500HD x 4
Material:
Coal
Installation:
On Conveyor
Bed Depth:
300mm
Moisture:
45 to 60%
Purpose:
Process Monitoring
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