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...

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

Further Minstral Controllers On Silicon Furnaces

Major producer of Silicon metal and ferrosilicon, Pechiney Electrometallurgie (PEM), has in recent months purchased four Minstral controllers for their furnaces in South Africa and France. The first two controllers were installed on furnaces at Silicon Smelters near Polokwane in South Africa, one of which is up until recently been regarded as the largest silicon...

Minstral Installation At Ferbasa, Brazil

After the successful evaluation of the Minstral submerged-arc furnace controller on one of their ferrochrome furnaces, Cia De Ferro Ligas Da Bahia located near Salvador in Brazil proceeded with the purchase of the Minstral controller in January 2005.

Opc Minstral Installed On Asa Metals New Furnace

Commissioning of an OPC-based version of the Minstral controller was successfully completed in April 2004 on the new furnace at ASA Metals. The OPC Minstral uses the OLE for Process Control (OPC) communication standard to communicate with, and control via, the furnace PLC. The use of this communication standard means that the Minstral controller can be...

Minstral Furnace Controller At Ccm, Brazil

Mintek recently commissioned a second Minstral(tm) furnace-control system at Camargo Corrêa Metais’ Tucurui silicon metal plant in Para State, Brazil. This installation brings the number of Minstral systems at silicon metal producers around the world to six, four of which are in Brazil. Silicon furnaces are difficult to control because small changes in...