At Electra Mining Africa 2010, Multotec is exhibiting an extensive suite of products. Engineers on the booth explain how advanced technologies have been applied to the specific requirements of each minerals processing application. There is likely to be considerable interest in the Multotec Max 1450 cyclone, the Multotec spiral and Multotec Wear Lining’s exhibit, all of which have already been attracting significant attention in the market.Said to be one of the most cost-effective solutions in DMS, the Max range of hydrocyclones, developed by Multotec, are a great advance in alumina-tiled cyclone engineering design. Designed using extensive field experience and using computational fluid dynamic analysis and 3D CAD, the Max range offers a number of major features. The ‘Max’ designation is derived from the maximum efficiency of separation and maximum wear life provided by these cyclones.The Max 1450 cyclone boasts a number of innovative design features, including the inlet head which reduces wear and turbulence, lengthening the life cycle of the inlet and increasing capacity. The scrolled evolute inlet also provides for a higher capacity compared with a traditional tangential inlet, while the smooth evolute entry into the inlet results in a more efficient separation process within the cyclone. The inlet head can also be custom designed to meet the specific capacity requirements of customers.The parallel throat spigot design eliminates the initial high wear rate and maintains the spigot size for longer, while the overflow design enables any leak to be noticed immediately, eliminating the potential for the loss of product or mate- rial to the overflow.The major advantages of this more specialised design include the easy removal of the lightweight vortex finder and the ease of inspection to determine internal wear within the cyclone.The design of the flanged joints eliminates the possibility of efficiency losses through inward steps. The wetted joints are sealed with epoxy, thereby avoiding the problem of gaskets protruding into the cyclone body. Separation is enhanced, producing less misplaced material. Finally, pre-engineered tiles are designed to ensure that lining failure is prevented while the wear life of the cyclone is extended.Also on display, will be the Multotec 420 high-capacity cyclones which offer significant advantages in reducing maintenance and operating costs. These cyclones are equipped with weep holes to prevent damage to cyclone housings and prolong operational life.There are also the Multotec SX7 coal spirals which are provided with auxiliary splitters that allow for easier control and a more flexible operating range for the discard cut. Spirals are supplied with pipe launders for product collection. Pipe launders are lightweight, durable, spillage free and corrosion resistant.Another highlight on the outside stand is the Multotec Wear Linings display. This group company is intent on showing that ceramic as a lining material can, contrary to popular perception, in fact, withstand impact. A selection of liner panels with ceramics of different thickness embedded in various matrices will be impacted on by a 120-mm rock dropped from a height of 2.5 m. For the purposes of the test, material will be fed by conveyor through a lined chute onto easily interchangeable panels.The working Rondo chute system display discharges material onto a return conveyor, with transfer between feed and return conveyors taking place through a vibratory feeder lined with removable, bolt-on and rubber-backed ceramic liners. The closure of the circuit between the feed and return conveyors at the opposite end is through a Multotec-designed transfer chute. Ceramic pulley lagging will be displayed at the drive and tail ends of both feed and return conveyor pulleys.Multotec Manufacturing launched its injection-moulded modular rubber screen panels for small aperture sizes, a P3P adaptor sleeve for screens with conventional angled runners, a reversible sievebend housing manufactured from high-density polyethylene, which is lighter than conventional steel housings and does not require special linings for corrosive environments and its modular trommel panels for heavy-duty applications, which reduce cost and manufacturing time.Multotec Magnetics, a subsidiary company which specialises in the separation of minerals and materials on the basis of their magnetic properties, is showcasing a number of new developments, including low-intensity drum separators which have been completely re-engineered for improved performance, serviceability and durability. Visitors can also see the new overband tramp removal magnets, which are compliant with underground requirements, and the high-intensity ‘dewatering’ magnet used in dense-media separation circuits and iron-ore beneficiation.
“Testing is one of our key principles for getting New Jersey firmly on the road back to restart and recovery. By building out our testing capacity, we can instill confidence among our residents that we are in front of the response and winning the fight against COVID-19,” said Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference May 8, when he announced that the testing site would expand its services. Looking to provide further safety instructions for residents in need, Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley talked about Monmouth ACTS’ latest efforts to address human services. According to Kiley, officials have established an early childhood success hub geared toward young families, young mothers and pregnant women. There has been an increasing demand for baby supplies as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, including diapers, baby wipes and more. Support groups are also being assembled to help these young moms. Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11), a small business owner in Tinton Falls, said he understands that many other small businesses are struggling to make ends meet, “let alone keep their doors open.” That’s why he and his team are helping residents of the 11th district find what legislation has been passed to address the pandemic, through LD11Recovery.com. By Allison Perrine For more information about the status of COVID-19 in Monmouth County or to find any of the county’s related resources, go to visitmonmouth.com. People looking for further guidance on the pandemic can visit the Monmouth County website, visitmonmouth.com, and review its pandemic resource guide. Originally geared toward seniors, the guide has since expanded. The article originally appeared in the May 14 – 20, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. “Within the last week, information has been posted regarding resources including face masks, transportation and additional food resources that deliver and offer meals for residents with dietary restrictions through Take Out in Monmouth,” said Kiley. According to Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, that includes opening off-leash dog areas this week, he said May 7 during a press conference. Despite progress being made in flattening the curve in Monmouth County, Arnone warned that it doesn’t mean people can let their guard down. With summer approaching and the shore area a hot-spot for tourism, Arnone said the county has been working with mayors from Sea Bright to Manasquan to develop a “consistent message,” so no town is negatively impacted by what its neighbors are doing. “I would like to see the beaches open by Memorial Day Weekend,” the freeholder director said. He hopes to have more guidance from the state on the reopening of the beaches soon. “We want LD11Recovery.com to be your one-stop shop for every state, federal, and local support program available in our area,” said Gopal in a statement. “If you’re a local restaurant owner and your kitchen is still open, we want to feature you and to encourage our neighbors to support your efforts as you work to keep your customers fed. If you’re self-employed or an independent contractor, we want to connect you directly to programs that can help, and help walk you through an array of services and applications that can often be difficult to navigate.” As testing capabilities continue to expand in New Jersey and the county, the COVID-19 testing site at Holmdel’s PNC Bank Arts Center, established by FEMA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, opened to all state residents this week not just persons with virus-related symptoms. The site is now open Mondays and Wednesdays to all residents and Saturdays to health care workers and first responders only. “We are grateful to the park rangers and sheriff’s officers for monitoring the parks and to all of the residents who practiced social distancing while visiting the parks and golf courses,” said Arnone. “People are doing the right thing in Monmouth and it’s showing.” MONMOUTH COUNTY – Now that parks and golf courses have reopened in Monmouth County, the freeholders are looking at what areas might be next in line for loosening restrictions. Additionally, officials have established a financial recovery initiative to help provide resources and guidance for Monmouth County residents and small businesses. According to Kiley, this will help the county broadly respond to COVID-19 impacts in the local area, focusing on “short and long-term financial recovery” for those groups.
Kathleen C. Hoyt and Dr. Marc A. vanderHeyden, have been nominated to serve on Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors. The election will take place at the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders in May. “We very much look forward to having Kathy and Marc serve on Green Mountain’s Board,” said Nordahl L. Brue, Chair of Green Mountain Power. “We welcome the Vermont and national insights and advice that they will bring to our Company as we continue to find new ways to achieve our goal as the nation’s premier electric distribution utility.”Hoyt was the top cabinet official for Vermont Governor Howard Dean, having previously served in multiple leadership positions in state government. In 1998, she received the National Governors Association Award for Distinguished Service to State Government.Dr. vanderHeyden is the president of Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. Dr. vanderHeyden is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, directing Saint Michael’s College’s program to prepare students for life-long learning in a global society.Ms. Hoyt lives in Norwich, Vermont, and Dr. vanderHeyden lives in Colchester, Vermont.Green Mountain Power is an investor-owned electric utility based in Colchester, Vermont, serving 89,000 customers.