CM 100 conductive material moisture analyser

The CM 100 Conductive Material Moisture Monitor is a direct, on-conveyor monitor for measuring moisture in conductive materials.

It is particularly suited to measuring the moisture content of coke and materials such as magnetite ore and metallic (sulphide) concentrates.

Experience has shown that the Fast Neutron Gamma Transmission technique is capable of measuring moisture to within about 0.3 wt% (at one standard deviation) for bed depths ranging from about 100 mm to more than 400 mm.

All users are attracted to the ease of installation and reliable operation of the CM 100, which now means that there is an increasing emphasis on the CM 100 to provide a quality control solution.

"When commodity prices were strong and rising, mining companies could afford minor inefficiencies in their plants. That is rarely the case in these days of lower-grade deposits, lower metal prices and economic pressure from every direction. “We have to do better with lower costs,” said Philip Thwaites, manager of process control for XPS Consulting & Testwork Services. “If you’re not efficient, you’re not going to be around. And our industry can be a lot more efficient.” According to Thwaites, measurement is the cornerstone of control and efficiency. “If you have a poor measurement, or no measurement, you can’t do good control,” he explained. But this is changing. More and more mining companies are conscious of improved measurements and endorsing control, automation and next-generation technologies. What is more, there has been significant progress in automated instruments recently. These measure crucial parameters in the processing circuit and equipment to allow operators to monitor and adjust process control as needed."

Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco, CIM, October 2015