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:: Flowrox Awarded Pinch Valve Project at Husab Uranium Mine in Namibia


Ahead of the International Mining December issue special article on slurry pipelines comes this news from Flowrox. The company is supplying a complete project package to the Husab—the second largest uranium mine in the world—which includes pinch valves and technical training. Flowrox has been contracted to deliver a total of 83 of 550 mm hydraulically-actuated pinch valves to the project’s tailings operation, spread over a 23-km2 area in the desert—a harsh and unforgiving environment.

Delivering a complete package for its clients, Flowrox has also conducted theoretical and practical training sessions, ensuring the competence and performance of technical staff through the rigour of mining operations.

Flowrox says its pinch valves “are designed for heavy duty applications in flow control industries where the corrosive and abrasive nature of slurries, powders or other coarse substances are continuously testing the limits of human engineering.”

The pinch valves for Husab will be operated with unique actuator solution, whenever required, by means of two mobile gasoline-powered hydraulic power packs—and given the demanding conditions of a uranium mine, Flowrox says it “is capable of tailoring its actuators, valve body construction and sleeve material to its process conditions.”




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