Case study: SDM at Minera Mexicana

Posted on Thursday, 14 July 2022 at 02:39

Minera Mexicana La Ciénega, located in the North of Durango, has been using the Rhosonics Slurry Density Meter (SDM) for almost four years now. The SDM is essential in measuring and controlling the density in the thickener underflow, and has maximum efficiency. 

Minera Mexicana ‘La Ciénega’ is a Fresnillo PLC mine, located in Durango. It has been operating since 1992, as an underground mine, flotation plant and leaching plant. It is engaged in exploration and mining, as well as in the processing and sale of gold and silver, among other minerals. 

Rhosonics’ Slurry Density Meter is an excellent choice for their site, because of its reliable, stable and real-time density measurement results. After a 30 day trial in October 2018, the customer carried out an evaluation of the use of the nuclear and Rhosonics analysers. Unlike the nuclear ones, the SDM coped easily with all the tasks and challenges. 

Furthermore, by using ultrasonic technology instead of nuclear, the customer will be able to save time and money on obtaining government licenses as well as paying specialist employees (RSO) for maintenance and calibration. 

Slurry Density Meter and the nuclear device

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