Challenge: When rising prices encourage you to recover metal from low-grade ore, hydrometallurgy is a viable, environmentally friendly option. Efficiently extracting metal requires balancing acidity, reagent additions, and the performance of organic compounds. And keeping your recovery costs below the metal’s value requires carefully controlling resident time, and closely regulating leaching, water consumption, acidity, aeration, and liquid flows.
Solution: With Emerson technologies, you’ll be able to take advantage of safe, cost-efficient hydrometallurgical applications. Our smart, durable Rosemount instruments provide reliable pH, temperature, and flow measurements—with the benefit of online diagnostics that optimize your use of water and additives for maximum metal recovery. Emerson’s wireless network allows you to continuously monitor expansive leaching areas and other difficult-to-reach places. And with that kind of insight, you’ll be able to prevent pad collapse and cable corrosion by spotting their warning signs early—while improving safety by reducing inspection trips to the field. At the same time, you can use our wireless Machinery Health™ Monitor to spot unusual vibration in pumps and other machinery, and prevent them from breaking down unexpectedly.