Strengthened by the experience of designing and developing high pulsed power systems, ITHPP has developed mining industry applications, such as fracturing and comminution.
These solutions enable significant savings and provide safer working environments as they bridge the gap of pyrotechnical means. Also, these devices do not require the usage of any chemical products and are therefore more respectful of the environment.
Current fragmenting techniques of large blocks of rock present many constraints and restrictions due to the usage of explosives. ITHPP are offering solutions based on electrical impulses that achieve similar effects to explosives without the inherent risks and constraints such as pollution, and long delays generated by the use of dynamite.
Of all processes, comminution is the most energy consuming operation throughout the treatment of mineral ore.
ITHPP has developed a method based on the use of shockwaves generated by electric discharge: Electro Pulsed Crushing System (EPCS).
- Economical process (Reduces electrical consumption from 5 to 15%).
- Separation of minerals from the gangue to improve downstream processes.
- An important reduction in pollution thanks to conventional tools.