2009 COM • New Technology Utilizing Non-Invasive Passive Arrays

Improved Flow and Flotation Monitoring for Process Effeciency - Improvements Through New Technology Utilizing Non-Invasive Passive Arrays

Christian O'Keefe, Robert Maron, Paul Rothman
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New technology, based on arrays of passive sensors and SONAR processing algorithms, has spawned new capabilities in flow and flotation monitoring, allowing a higher degree of process efficiency. This new technology, which performs accurate, robust, non-invasive flow measurements, gas volume fraction (entrained air) measurements, and other performance measurements will be described. Its use in the presence of magnetic ore such as magnetite and phyrrhotite and in flow with entrained air to potentially increase the accuracy of mass balance calculations and enhance hydrocyclone performance will be detailed.

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