Water Solutions for Mining
Water Solutions for the mining industry
www.deltawater.com.au, 1800 283 600
How it works
DELTAwater solutions technology treats water problems such as scale, salinity, iron and corrosion – all problems which impact on the efficiency and maintenance needs of mine sites.
The DELTA technology treats the problems that high levels of minerals such as calcium, hardness and magnesium create. DELTA technology:
• Stops scale buildup in pipelines – reducing friction loss and decreasing pumping costs
• Prevents blockage of spray bars on belting systems
• Stops scale buildup on solenoid values – no more jamming or sticking
• Stops scale buildup in pumps – no more pump failure
• Stops scale buildup in motor cooling jackets and cooling towers
Amenities blocks, laundries and kitchens
The DELTA technology prevents scale buildup in pumps, pipes, hot water systems and water-using appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines. It also ‘softens’ the water, leading to improved performance of soaps, shampoos, detergents and cleaning products.
Mine type - Zinc
Location – Xtrata McArthur River Mine, Northern Territory
Solution – Reduced maintenance at wheel wash
Installation of a DELTA on groundwater supply to the wheel wash immediately slashed maintenance hours at the NT mine site. The wheel wash is a crucial part of the mine's operation with all vehicles, from light utes to heavy trucks, needing to go through it before leaving the site. Up to 200 vehicles use the facility a day. The maintenance staff had to change jets fortnightly, or more at certain times of the year. The DELTA conditioner made an immediate difference and paid for itself quickly. The mine now doesn’t have to do maintenance or touch the wheel wash infrastructure for anywhere between three to six months.