Tailings and Water Management

For Many Sites, Implementing A Strong Tailings Management Program Can Greatly Contribute To Improving The Ability To Retain, Recycle And Reuse Water. Edited by Mark S. Kuhar Water is a finite resource that each quarry operation needs to carefully manage and plan how to best utilize. For many sites, implementing a strong tailings management program can greatly contribute to improving…

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Maximizing Material Recovery

Ontario Construction-Materials Firm Partners With CDE On Ultra-Fines Recovery System. By Mark S. Kuhar Ontario-based sand and aggregate producer James Dick Construction has finalized a major new investment in an ultra-fines recovery system, designed and engineered by wet processing industry experts CDE, as the company solidifies its position as one of the leading suppliers of construction materials in the local…

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Enhancing the Life Cycle

Asset Management Strategies For Water Treatment Plants. Edited by Mark S. Kuhar Water treatment plants face significant challenges in maintaining aging infrastructure while meeting stringent environmental regulations. Asset management strategies play a pivotal role in ensuring uninterrupted operation, minimizing costs and extending the life cycle of critical equipment. In this article, we delve into Castolin Eutectic technologies to address common…

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Sustainable Practices

The Role Of Thickeners And Filter Presses In Aggregate Processing. Edited by Mark S. Kuhar Water plays a crucial role in the aggregate industry, particularly in washing and classifying processes. However, traditional methods of water management often result in substantial water waste and environmental impact. Thickeners and filter presses offer a modern solution by facilitating the recycling of process water…

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Solving Water Problems for Mines & Quarries

Utilizing Centrifuge Technology With A Clarifier And Polymer Dosing Station. By Eric Gentis and Andrew Gralton As mines and quarries age, miners and operators are faced with water problems resulting from their washing and processing of product. These problems include a shortage of pond space, needing to mine under their existing ponds, shortage of water due to restrictions, specification limits…

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The Pulse

THE PULSE: CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MARKET ANALYSIS  PIERRE VILLERE’S MARKET ASSESSMENT In the latest update on the construction materials industry, the AVP Pulse Index experienced a modest increase of 0.1% for the month, but continues to gain ground with steady, but not overly strong, year-over­-year growth of 3.8%. Over the past 36 months, the index increased 10.5%, indicating a slight slowdown in…

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Here Comes Smart Pricing

It’s Time For The Aggregates Industry To Unlock The Power Of CPQ 
And Shape A Future Of Efficiency, Profitability And Customer-Centricity. By Barry Hudson, Laura Georgi and Oksana Verbetska In the dynamic world of the aggregates industry, staying ahead of the competition is crucial. To thrive in this challenging landscape, companies must adapt to changing customer demands, streamline their operations,…

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Effective Idlers = 
Belt Protection

Protecting Conveyor Belts In Your Plant Is Essential To Overall Profitability. By Carol Wasson Most aggregate operations run effectively under a variety of abrasive conditions and equipment configurations – but none operate effectively without a reliable conveyor system. Protecting the belt is essential to overall profitability. Period. What’s the biggest factor behind belt protection? Bottom line, if the idlers last…

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Incline Conveying

Better Belts Yield Big Benefits In Incline Conveying. By Michael Schroeder Due to their very nature, aggregates operations often require conveying on an incline, typically on intricate conveyor systems with multiple belted conveyors running at once and at different heights and speeds. While many may think a conveyor belt is simply just a piece of rubber and fabric, that rubber…

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Crushing and Breaking

Mobile Productivity, New Systems, Solving Producer Challenges and More. By Mark S. Kuhar Aggregates producers are always looking at the latest product innovations and improvements. Here are some of the latest developments in the areas of crushing and breaking. KleemannThe intuitive SPECTIVE operating concept from Kleemann contributes significantly to efficient operability of the Kleemann crushing plants. The mobile application SPECTIVE…

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