One of the prime tin mining projects in the world has entered the hot commissioning phase in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The feeding of ore into the processing plant at Alphamin Resources’ Bisie tin mine in the DRC got underway on 25 April 2019. This phase of the project, known as hot commissioning, will gradually build up to the designed throughput of 50 tons per hour into the jigging section and eight tons per hour into the gravity concentration section.
The company expects the hot commissioning phase to be completed this week. Hot commissioning involves feeding the plant with material, checking instrumentation calibration, process flows and individual equipment.
Construction of the mine was completed in the first quarter of 2019. The wet commissioning phase, where the plant runs on water, was completed towards the end of April 2019. Following hot commissioning Bisie will enter the final commissioning phase of product optimisation.
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