The completion of flotation cell maintenance in a safe and timely manner is not something to be overlooked. In fact, with the correct design, procedures and tools in place, significant man hours can be saved, whilst still ensuring safety is a high priority. Jason Amaranti is a Metallurgist in the Outotec flotation team.
performance for all flotation applications Easy operation and maintenance Outotec TankCell® offers superior flotation performance, optimized fines, and coarse particle flotation with cell sizes up to 630 m3. The cells are easy to operate, low on power and air consumption, and allow for a modular layout.
no flotation can occur. Contact between particles and bubbles can be accomplished in a flotation cell such as the one shown schematically in Figure 5. Figure 5: Simplified schematic of a conventional flotation cell. The rotor draws slurry through the stator and expels it to the sides, creating a suction that draws air down the shaft of the stator.
As the main equipment of the flotation plant, the number of flotation cells used is large and the operation time is long. Therefore, it needs to operate in the right way and regular maintenance and repair to extend the usage period and keep the operation of the flotation cell stably and continuously.
mechanical cells varies, in general, from 0.5 to 2 mm; gas hold up varies from 5 to 15% and superRcial gas velocity varies from 0.6 to 1.5 cm s 1, depending on cell operating conditions and the cell duty in plant operation } roughers, scavenging, cleaners, etc. Recent studies have shown