|The Benefits of Radiation in Mining
Radiometric density measurement is the optimal solution for the mining industry’s toughest applications. Even in the most difficult environments, nuclear measurement is accurate and highly reliable. The MiniTrac 31, a radiometric technology from VEGA, offers features once thought unattainable under extreme process conditions.
Intelligent Density Measurement
Density measurement of slurry in a pipeline is critical to operational efficiency. If the percentage of solid material in slurry is too great, equipment may fail, but if the percentage is too small, the pipeline won’t flow at an optimal rate. However, the viscous nature of slurry makes measuring density difficult for many process instruments. Conversely, the MiniTrac 31 is reliable and accurate independent of the measured medium’s viscosity, conductivity, and chemical properties. Radiation has no effect on the material it passes through, ensuring safe functionality.
Instrumentation Built for Mining
The MiniTrac 31 is the smallest, lightest, and most modern radiometric density system available, and its compact size gives it an advantage in mining applications. The small unit is ideal for narrow spaces and areas that are difficult to access. Furthermore, the sensor’s lightweight detector system calls for reduced mounting requirements, saving valuable space. The MiniTrac 31’s encapsulated electronics allow the detector to last longer than similar products even when subjected to thermal shocks or vibration. Finally, process temperature has no influence on the device, as it electronically compensates for changes in heat. The product is made for difficult assignments.
Between the characteristics of slurry, lack of space, and a difficult environment, mining applications provide many challenges to continuous density measurement. The MiniTrac 31 from VEGA Americas overcomes them all.
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