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Granny Smith Mine carbon in leach tank protection | Barrick Gold

Supplier: Australian Urethane Systems
28 May, 2014

Australian Urethane Systems provides tank protection solutions for Barrick Gold.

Location/job details:

  • Project:    Carbon in Leach Tank Steel Protection.
  • Client:    Barrick Gold.
  • Product:    POLYEURO® 1050H.
  • Area:    8,000 square metres.
  • Applicator:    Duratec Pty Ltd.
  • Completion:    July 2011.

On-site requirements:

  • Have a proven track record in Carbon in Leach Tanks. (POLYEURO® 1050H was used on the previous Carbon in Leach project at this site in 2009).
  • Provide long term protection of the steel structure against chemical and abrasion attack.
  • Exhibit superior bond to the substrate.
  • Provide a seamless coating to the tank walls, floor and baffles.

Product requirements and benefits:

  • Fast cure, tough, resilient and elastomeric.
  • Resistance to chemicals used in the Carbon in Leach process.
  • Seamless application of the coating system to the floor and wall areas of the tanks.
  • Wear resistance against gold slurry.
  • Wide application temperature range.