Real-time quality control for the nickel ore mining industry
The CNA Nickel is the fourth generation of the world’s most advanced on-line elemental analyzer, based on the Pulsed Fast and Thermal Neutron Activation PFTNA technology. Nickel mining and extraction operations will benefit from control of quality and moisture of the ore before shipping to and arrival at the treatment plant, enabling sorting of material on nickel content and optimizing the homogenization of the stockpile.
- On-off electric neutron source
- Control of nickel grade and moisture
- Value optimization at nickel ore mining operation
- Long lifetime tube
- Modular design minimizes downtime during installation
Unique and proven PFTNA
Using high energy neutrons to determine the chemistry of materials is very useful for process control because the analysis is done instantaneously, allowing many control changes over short periods of time to achieve the target chemistry. The analysis is very representative since all the material on a belt from top-to-bottom and side-to-side is being analyzed.