Eriez® Flotation Has Completed Supply of Flotation Column Cells for Two Major Projects in Brazil

Erie, PA—Eriez® Flotation recently completed its final shipments for two major minerals processing projects in Brazil. According to Eriez Flotation Global Managing Director Eric Wasmund, more than twenty flotation columns were delivered, including some of the largest in the world with six-meter diameter size.
Eriez Flotation’s Head of Brazilian Operations Luciano Arantes explains, “Our team of qualified and knowledgeable engineers in Brazil and North America worked closely with our customers and their engineering services providers to make these projects a success. A combination of various sizes and duties of column flotation cells were selected to ensure the best process outcomes. Projects of this size require special expertise in mechanical design, process engineering, project management and shipping logistics.” He adds, “We are confident that once operation gets underway, we will be able to report on the exceptional results from these projects.”
According to Wasmund, “One of the Eriez key advantages is highly trained specialist engineers in each local office, which allows engagement with customers at a high technical level to add value for the customer. This ensures that the equipment is designed and built properly, based on our extensive experience, and that it is commissioned and supported from the local office in the best way throughout the plant’s life.”

Eriez Flotation has installed more than 300 flotation columns in Brazil and 1,000 flotation columns in minerals concentration applications around the globe that include iron ore, base-metals, gold, industrial minerals, fertilizers (phosphate and potash), and energy (coal and oil-sands). Metallurgical benefits from flotation column cells typically include improved concentrate grades, improved recovery of fine ore and reduced reagent consumption.
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