MIPAC will be contributing to the success of the Chilean mining industry when several of its state-of-the-art copper concentration monitors are installed at the Anglo American-owned Mantos Blancos mine.
The mine, located in northern Chile, will soon take delivery of the Copper Monitors which provide continuous online monitoring of the copper content of liquors in electrolyte.
"Our Copper Monitors minimise the need for manual chemical analysis of the liquor throughout the refining process," Eddie De Rivera, MIPAC managing director said.
"They can contribute significantly to the safe operation of a refinery by facilitating the automatic control of the copper stripping process, thereby protecting against the production of potentially lethal arsine gas in the process.
"When integrated with a plant-wide control system, the monitors increase operating efficiencies, contribute to safe operation and improve production quality."
The Mantos Blancos order came via MIPAC's authorised agent in Chile, NYM, specialists in measurement, control and process optimisation.
MIPAC appointed NYM as its authorised agent for Chile in early 2011.
NYM is actively developing opportunities using their local knowledge, helping MIPAC deliver solutions to the Chilean market.
"We expect this order to be the first of many from the region," De Rivera said.
"Our Copper Monitors are already installed in mines in Australia, India, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Botswana and the USA.
"Our relationship with NYM will continue to grow the market in South America."
For information: www.mipac.com.au/coppermonitor.htm