Mining and Mineral Products
Highly engineered equipment and extensive processes define the massive efforts needed to remove metals and minerals from earth. Further improvements of mine safety and environmental controls are ongoing goals for this industry, with “low carbon” production of minerals to become increasingly important in the years to come.
Surface mining produces as much as 85% of the minerals mined in North America, 98% of all metallic ores.
Dusts are generated when raw materials are broken or crushed, typically when dumping, transferring or handling. Dust collectors / baghouse technology, combined with shrouds, hoods and enclosures, help to contain dust emissions and improve collection of dust. Applications include hammer hills, rock crushing, belt conveyors, bucket elevators, dryers, transfer chutes, screens, feeders, truck unloading, ball mills, mill conveying, and transfer stations. Dust collectors are commonly used to capture dusts from mining or processing clay, coal, coquina, gravel, stone, granite, gritstone, gypsum, limestone, marble, and metal ores such as copper, iron, gold and molybdenum.