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Rock Fracturing

Electric pulsed fragmentation

Rock fracturing - ITHPP

Rock Fracturing

Electric pulsed fragmentation

Rock fracturing - ITHPP

Strengthened by the experience of designing and developing pulsed power systems, ITHPP has developed mining industry applications, such as fracturing and selective fragmentation of minerals. 

These solutions offer significant cost savings and provide safer working environments by eliminating the need for pyrotechnics. In addition, these devices do not require the use of any chemicals and are therefore more respectful of the environment.

Selective fragmentation

ITHPP Electro Pulsed Crushing System (EPCS) uses shockwaves generated by electric discharge to selectively fragment the ore. This innovative technology allows the liberation of valuable components from the feed material without overgrinding.

  • Selective fragmentation to improve downstream processes
  • Better recovery of valuable minerals without damaging them
  • High efficiency in applications requiring high purity

The EPCS is composed of a conveyor system with 5 processing bowls, allowing a continuous treatment. It can fracture ore down to a size of 100 µm and can process between 10 and 400 kilograms in an 8-hour day. The EPCS requires only one operator and is ideal for laboratory or semi-industrial applications.

 

Fragmentation

Current fragmenting techniques of large blocks of rock present many constraints and restrictions due to the use of explosives. ITHPP offers solutions based on electrical impulses that achieve similar effects to explosives without the inherent risks and constraints generated by the use of dynamite, such as pollution and long wait times.

 

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