FEECO has extensive experience in processing many forms of copper, from copper ore to copper concentrates, copper sulfate, and copper hydroxide. Most notably, we’ve developed an international reputation for our heavy-duty agglomeration drums and pug mills.
Agglomeration and Mixing
Many of the world’s top mining companies have come to rely on FEECO for our agglomeration drums; FEECO ore drums are installed in some of the world’s largest and most environmentally advanced copper mines.
Agglomeration drums are used in the copper heap leaching process to provide a more efficient leach. In addition to the agglomeration drum, we can also provide all necessary material handling equipment to support the process.
Pug mills are a key piece of equipment in the copper smelting process, serving to mix and condition several components (copper concentrate, flux, reverts, matte recycle, and dust recycle), for reintroduction into the smelter.
In addition to our pug mills and ore drums, FEECO can supply the necessary material handling equipment to transport copper around the processing facility. From bucket elevators and steep incline conveyors for vertical transport, to troughed belt conveyors and reversing shuttle conveyors, FEECO offers a wide variety of custom material handling equipment.
FEECO handling equipment can also be equipped with a variety of equipment to increase the flexibility of the system, including belt trippers and plows, as well as belt feeders.
Plant and Pilot Scale Process Testing and Design
The FEECO Innovation Center is a unique testing facility where we can test your material to determine the feasibility of your intended process, as well as define process variables and gather valuable data points necessary for scale-up.
The FEECO Innovation Center is well-equipped to suit a wide range of testing needs, from agglomeration and drying to high temperature thermal processing, as well as continuous process loops integrating multiple testing methods.
We offer comprehensive testing services in four categories:
FEECO provides a comprehensive offering of aftermarket services to keep your equipment running its best for years to come. This includes a variety of field services, emergency service support, process and equipment audits, spare parts, and more.
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Part 1: World Copper Production
Part 2: World Copper Processing