Sandvik has joined the Coalition for Energy-Efficient Comminution (CEEC), a knowledge sharing and change group focused on mining’s high energy consumption issues.
The mining sector is an energy intensive industry and almost half of this energy is consumed by the comminution process: size reduction to liberate the valued minerals for subsequent processing/beneficiation stages, Sandvik explained.
“Attempts have been made to reduce the amount of the energy consumed in comminution by setting up energy efficient comminution circuits. CEEC has made efforts to increase the rate at which more energy efficient comminution data sets, processes and technologies are developed, demonstrated, shared and applied,” the mining machinery manufacturer said.,=
“This is expected to contribute directly to the industry’s target of reducing the energy needed in comminution, protect the environment, and reduce operational costs while delivering shareholder value.”
Sandvik Mining’s global manager for process intelligence and development, Hamid-Reza Manoucheheri added, “By being a part of the CEEC organisation, our object is to take an even more active role in supporting and developing eco-efficient comminution solutions for our mining customers globally and to collaborate with other CEEC’s sponsors towards sustainability”.
“Our sponsorship will also facilitate closer collaboration among different manufacturers and academics towards sustainability.”
He went on state that Sandvik’s comminution arm “has a lot of knowledge, experience and R&D heritage to contribute in improving energy efficiency in comminution”.
“CEEC is an ideal platform to share the knowledge, idea, and experience.”