Mining provides a large proportion of the raw materials needed for modern technologies. SAMSON supplies the self-operated regulators and control valves required in deep mining to vent, cool and drain shafts.
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Mining & Metals
Fields of applications
Leaching is an industrial mining process to extract copper from ore via a series of chemical reactions.
Smelting makes use of heat and a chemical reducing agent to decompose the copper ore, driving off other elements and leaving just the base copper metal behind.
A versatile and readily available product found in cosmetics and building materials. It is also used for desulfurization.
Thanks to its favorable thermodynamic properties and abundant availability, steam is used in just about every industry in countless applications across the globe.
Solutions for CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENTS
Our control valves also play an important role in the extraction of metals. Where mechanical separation processes no longer suffice, the metal is leached with the help of chemicals. To do so, ground ore is mixed with different liquids. Usually, the created slurries are highly abrasive and corrosive. Controlling them requires equipment that functions reliably even under the most adverse conditions and requires minimum maintenance.
Many of our products are used in these applications. They not only withstand corrosive solutions and the strong abrasion, they are also resistant to the heavy vibration found at many places in the huge plants. In addition, the valves fulfil ecologically relevant control tasks in recovering and treating the water used. Innovative valve accessories, such as our smart SAMSON positioners for integral attachment, ensure the safe exchange of data in the process and allow for predictive maintenance.