Measurement And Control Solutions

The Measurement and Control division has developed a range of specific Advanced Process Control Solutions that are implemented on Mintek’s process control platform, StarCS. Advanced stabilisation and optimisation control has been developed for Milling, Flotation, Smelting and Gold Leaching.

Mintek process control commissioned on SA’s largest ferrochrome furnace

2006-05-30 Mintek has commissioned its FurnStar MinstralTM control system for submerged-arc furnaces to optimise the smelting process on the new No. 4 furnace at Hernic Ferrochrome, near Brits in the Northwestern Province. The furnace, a closed unit that employs Outokumpu technology, is the largest ferrochromium furnace in the southern hemisphere, with a power...

Arcmon Study Attracts Worldwide Interest

Latest research findings revealed at INFACON In February this year Dr Ian Barker, specialist consultant attached to Mintek’s Measurement and Control (MaC) division, presented a paper on the most recent research findings regarding the Minstral Arc Monitoring System (Arcmon) at the eleventh International Ferroalloy Congress (INFACON XI), held in New Delhi and...

Mintek Releases StarSC Process Control Platform

Mintek has formally released its new StarCS Version 6.0advanced process control platform. “Like its predecessor, PlantStar, the latest StarCS is a platform primarily for implementing Mintek’s Star control systems, MillStar, FloatStar, FurnStar and LeachStar,” explained Edgar King, chief engineer of Mintek’s Measurement and Control (MAC) division...

Mintek Control System Boosts Anglo Gold Plant

Mintek, specialists in mineral and metallurgical research and development (R&D), technology transfer and beneficiation, recently sold their first LeachStar™ system for gold circuits to Anglogold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine near Carltonville. The LeachStar process control system was successfully integrated with the existing instrumentation of the mine’s gold...

Furnstar Minstrals To Control Xstrata Lion Furnces

Mintek has recently been awarded orders to supply FurnStar Minstral controllers for the first two furnaces to be built at the Xstrata Lion plant. Xstrata plans to expand the plant to a total of six furnaces over the next three years. Further Minstral Controllers on Silicon Furnaces

Release Of The Millstar Power Optimiser Version 2.0

The most recent addition to the MillStar Advanced Control Suit is version 2.0 of the Power Optimiser. This module has been changed substantially to improve the decision making of the module. Version 1 of the power optimizer basically steps the solids feed rate and then monitors the change in the load and the power. Based on the direction of change of these 2...