SAGE Automation designed and built the control system for safe cyanide handling – a necessary chemical for extracting…
SAGE developed a repeatable engineering process for manufacturing and
programing of the Cyanide Sparge Units. Auto-generated code development resulted in reduced programming time for each unit from 6 weeks to 2 hours. Similarly, commissioning was reduced from approximately 3 weeks to 3 days. An ongoing service agreement includes annual inspection audits, critical safety checks, tuning and identifying areas for improvement.
Instrument calibration, hazardous areas and saftey, PLC, HMI, control systems engineering, service
Orica Mining Chemicals offer a wide range of products and services for the mining and mineral processing industry.
Orica is one of the largest global producers of sodium cyanide, supplying 45 gold mines around the world including Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, West Africa and South America.
Cyanide is used in the leaching process to extract gold from ore and is shipped to site as a solid to reduce the risk associated with transportation and the environment. Once on site, the concentrated cyanide needs to be restored to its original form using Sparging Systems for use in the mine process.
Orica Project Engineer Vinh Ly, describes why he turns to SAGE to support this product.“Orica is a signatory to the International Cyanide Management
Code (ICMC) and is committed to ensuring the safe handling and management of cyanide on customer mine sites. Our trusted partnership with SAGE Automation assists Orica to support our customers to employ safe and efficient practices in cyanide management.” Ly said.
SAGE Automation designed and developed the control system for the Sparge Units, including the electrical design, panel construction, PLC, HMI programming and commissioning as well as the ongoing support.
This service includes conducting annual inspection audits of the sparging units control systems, critical safety checks, tuning and identifying areas for improvement.