Sandvik joining CEEC organisation to collaborate on comminution ecoefficiency

first_imgSandvik has joined the Coalition for Energy-Efficient Comminution (CEEC), the organisation established by and for the mining sector to support knowledge sharing and change in an area of high energy consumption. Mining is an energy intensive industry and almost half of this energy is consumed by the comminution process which liberates the valued minerals for subsequent processing/beneficiation stages.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 efficientcomminution data sets, processes and technologies are developed, demonstrated, shared and applied.“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.”“By being a part of the CEEC organization, our objective is to take an even more active role in supporting anddeveloping eco-efficient comminution solutions for our mining customers globally and to collaborate with otherCEEC’s sponsors towards sustainability,” says Hamid-Reza Manouchehri, Global Manager, ProcessIntelligence and Development, Sandvik Mining. “Our sponsorship will also facilitate closer collaboration amongdifferent manufacturers and academics towards sustainability.”Billions of tonnes of ores, cement and aggregates are comminuted annually due to the increasing demand forsustainable development. To meet the rapid growth in demand, significant advances have occurred in thedesign and construction of equipment, mainly due to improvement in energy and materials technologies thatmust be adapted specifically for the comminution process.“As a leading supplier to the mining industry we offer safe, reliable and productive solutions to support thesustainable development of the industry,” Manouchehri says. As the comminution arm of Sandvik Mining, Ibelieve Sandvik crushing and screening has a lot of knowledge, experience and R&D heritage to stronglycontribute in improving energy efficiency in comminution. CEEC is an ideal platform to share the knowledge,ideas and experience.”last_img read more