A new wet processing plant to be set up by mid-2015 to is set to expand a Pilbara mine’s capacity to 56 million metric tons per year (mt/y). At the core of the ore beneficiation plant are six allflux-1500 fluidized bed separators from allmineral. The separators were manufactured, pre-assembled, and extensively tested in the Polish city of Opole before being dispatched by heavy-load transport to Australia.
Each allflux-1500 fluidized bed separator has a throughput of 250 mt/h of iron ore. The feed material (particle size < 1 mm) is separated in two stages based upon particle size and density. The technology used for the hydraulic classification and process control equipment is such that each machine unit is able to produce three graded products of separation. “For efficient sorting of hematite iron ore our plant and machinery has been tried and tested all over the world,” noted CEO Heribert Breuer with satisfaction. "It will now be possible to secure financially successful mining operations in the Pilbara region for many years to come allowing existing and planned mining operations in Western Australia to enjoy vigorous and sustainable growth."