Mineral sand handling: Kwale mineral sand equipment selection
by Sammy Ombiro; Joseph Komu
International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering (IJMME), Vol. 7, No. 3, 2016

Abstract: In mining industry, the cost of material handling accounts for significant portion of the total capital investment cost. This is due to the fact that equipment used in material handling is capital intensive and expensive to operate and maintain. Therefore, a sufficient prior equipment analysis is usually undertaken. Equipment selection is done with the view of achieving maximum efficiency and reliability with minimum capital and operational costs. Achieving this huge challenge cannot be avoided since you will need equipment for material handling. Overcoming these challenges means that one understands the real costs of owning a mining equipment which include purchasing cost, operation cost and maintenance cost. This is not straight forward. In this research therefore, the most appropriate equipment for handling titanium mineral at Kwale Mineral Sand Project were selected. The results of this selection were then compared with the results of Base Titanium equipment selection.

Online publication date: Mon, 15-Aug-2016

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