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Only one student (Elmarie Peters of North West University) presented on her project ‘The dry beneficiation of South African small coal in a dense medium fluidized bed’.
The second speaker was Frikkie Enslin of Multotec who gave a very good presentation entitled ‘Optimization of a de-sliming cyclone in the Witbank coalfields – a case study’.
Welcome to our new committee members, Refiloe Maila representing Hatch and Chris Swanepoel representing Anglo American and our display cabinet that SACPS sponsored at the Geological Museum, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens can be viewed below. Multotec sponsored the refreshments.
The Society’s committee meeting took place in the morning followed by the mini technical seminar. Technical presentations given included “The use of ‘CurvePRO RFID Tracers’ to measure plant efficiency”, presented by Chris Wood (Partition Enterprises), Johan de Korte from the CSIR gave a presentation on “Minimizing magnetite consumption”. Refreshments were sponsored by Partition Enterprises.
The Society’s committee meeting took place in the morning followed by the mini technical seminar. Technical presentations given included “Application of GE3000 on-line analyzers in SA”, presented by Vladimir Jenista and Viktor Valenta from Enelex, Johan de Korte from the CSIR gave a presentation on “Larcodems” as well as one on “The influence of near-dense material on plant efficiency”. Refreshments were sponsored by Larcodems and Enelex.
SACPS Newsletter no 2 is available for downloading via this link.
The Society’s committee meeting took place in the morning and was followed by the technical seminar. Technical presentations which were given at the recent mini seminar on 25 May 2017 included “Dry processing coal using FGX technology” presented by Pascal Hlongwane from Genet Mineral Processing; “X-Ray sorting of coal” presented by Jacques Reinecke from Tomra Sorting Soutions; “Upgrading raw coal with the Allair dry jig” presented by Richard Ferreira from IMS Engineering,
At our annual awards function on Friday 19 May 2017, a bottle of Glenfiddich Whiskey was donated by Andre Botha from FL Smidth and put up for auction. Bidding was swift and netted a winning amount of R6000. The successful bidder was Phillip Hoff from MIP Process Technologies. We thank Andre Botha for the generous donation of the whiskey and Phillip Hoff for submitting the winning bid and sponsorship.
Our media partner, Mining Review Africa, sponsored a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label at our annual awards function on Friday 19 May 2017 for a lucky draw, the winner was Sven Pillay from Sven Pillay Attorneys. We thank Laura Cornish for the generous donation of the whiskey and congratulations to Sven Pillay.
The inaugural SACPS Newsletter no 1 is available for downloading via this link.
The Society’s AGM took place in the morning and the Chairman, Jaco Scholtz, gave an overview of the activities of the Society over the past year before the Treasurer, Gerrit Lok, presented a review of the Society finances. This was followed by feedback to the members who attended the technical presentations and the chair was then handed over to Jayson Jacobs. Thereafter Alan Johns from ALS Group gave a presentation entitled “Practical considerations for bias testing for coal sampling plants”. This was followed by Craig Bamber from Malvern Engineering who gave a presentation on “Cross Belt Sampler Technology”. The refreshments after the presentations were sponsored by Malvern Engineering.
The first meeting of 2017 was well attended and the proceedings for the afternoon was initiated by Johan de Klerk of ThyssenKrupp with a presentation entitled “Screening Technology”. This was followed by Jean Makola of Derrick Corporation with his presentation “Recent Derrick® Screening Advances in African Coal Industries”. The third presentation was “Radar Technology in the Mining Environment” presented by Werner Nehrling of Indurad GmbH. ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions SA kindly sponsored the refreshments.